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I Haven’t Changed Much Since University

In family friends by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Wrapped things up with my old friend hasan, he is heading up to beijing tomorrow from hong kong, and i returned back to shenzhen. Its been at least 4 or 5 years since i had seen him, we had gone to Stevens Tech together, were in the same fraternity (Delta Tau Delta) and then were roommate 1 year in New …

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Buy, Sell, Wheel, Deal, Hustle. Becoming a new-age social media salesman

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I have always loved the hustle. That’s what attracted me to Wall Street, to New York. To China. to wholesale markets. Life is going faster then ever….I’m running between 4 or 5 countries in a couple months. Have alliances, offices throughout China (shanghai, fujian, shenzhen), Philippines, USA. I’m getting phone calls from India, speaking bad chinese to phone call salesman. …

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Maybe Do Social Media From Phuket, Thailand?

In motivation, travel by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Paul Chong from a wufantuan startup met up with me tonight and mentioned this social media posting in Phuket, Thailand! People have been noticing when I stop twittering! Awesome, social media is all about being a LIVE PERSON. A living, breathing human being. Not some RSS feed machine. And even if a human is actually writing it….don’t just talk professionally …

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Not Gonna Be Good For China / Philippines Relations…..

In china business, philippines business by Michael Michelini28 Comments

Started getting twitter and SMS messages about 10 hours ago about a hostage situation in the city of Manila in Philippines, involving about 15 Hong Kong people…..so obviously I’m smack in the middle of the political ramifications of this….so I looked deeper. I’m seeing tons of news coverage of it, but this article shows the potential political issues between Philippines …

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Movie About Dreams – Inception

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Today spent some time with andy blahnik in hong kong to see the new movie inception. I had no idea what the movie was about going in, but man i is highly recommend you see it if you like action with a mix of abstract multi-thread stories simultaneously happening. I dont want to ruin the story for those who have …

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Differences Between Hong Kong + Mainland China

In china business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Update – I keep a much more update to date article on my Global From Asia blog on differences between Hong Kong and Mainland China but keep this one for the archives, enjoy. Been in Hong Kong again these past few days, and always a bit of a touchy subject, depending on who you ask,either a person from hong kong …

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Maybe China is Right to Make It Difficult For Foreigners?

In china seo by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

When people complain or talk about why chinese government is filtering or blocking internet websites, the topic is always about censorship + control of information, but i believe its not just for filtering, but to allow their own chinese internet companies compete vs global or american brands….. I have had this talk with some chinese internet friends as well, and …

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Busy Networking in Shenzhen, China

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Been back in china for a week now after a month in Philippines, what so many people think is im traveling like its vacation! Just when I blogged about how often I blog, I don’t update this for a few days….jeez…. Hahah, this is not a holiday! I guess because im mainly working on a budget (bootstrapping) i always gotta …

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How I Keep Up With Blogging

In travel by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I have always enjoyed reflecting and recording what I do. As I have said before, since high school I have kept a journal, and putting things down on “paper” (physical, or virtual – but I actually do prefer writing something down on a piece of paper, as it feels like I have physically created something) has helped destress myself, and …

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Visit to a LED Factory in Shenzhen

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Being Friday the 13th – i know a bit superstitious, but anyway i went out to visit a factory of LED for the electrapour LED pour spout. Have been using various sources to find the best quality (brightness, focus) at the best price. Took a trip out this afternoon to a LED factory in Luo Ho district. While I am …

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Learning A Lot about People Even Without a Common Language

In business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

I’ll admit… I have never been interested or skilled at learning other languages. I’m another “stereotypical American” that thinks Why doesn’t everyone just speak English? Over the past few years, my Chinese has improved….while I did expect it to better then it is, I have never taken any formal classes, some quick tutoring and listening to others while traveling and …

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Maximizing The Cards We Are Dealt In Life

In business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

When i travel, sure i travel in beat up clothes…..I like to stay low key, when i left the training center interviews yesterday, i was dressed up more then usual……and man i could tell….beggars, kids on the street, all staring at me and im like a magnet for people looking for handouts. But when I’m wearing old, casual clothes, people …

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Does International Business Make Us More Racist, or More Aware?

In travel by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Coming back from Philippines to China, and just passed the border into hong kong and its always a sight….its kinda sad, but i don’t get in the line where there are africans or middle eastern….because almost definitely they are going to take longer to process…and almost 75% of the time have to be interrogated by border patrol supervisors, being my …