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Monumental Week Last Week…Sunday night Recap

In travel by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I am so freaking excited! Last week almost destroyed me…physically, emotionally….and on some nights financially…but I made some new connections, lost maybe one or two (can’t keep everyone happy) and have made some solid moves to ensure this year is a rock solid one! I normally would writeup a separate post for each of these…but so exhausted last week I …

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Blog Reader Asking For Advice Moving To China

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I have blogged about Americans wanting to move to China in a few different ways, and I have answered why I moved to China …..but again and again my email box becomes flooded with questions like the below from Ricardo: On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Ricardo wrote: Hey Michael! How are you? I’ve found your website on …

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Social Media Brainstorming Session, Sat Feb 18 afternoon, Chai Huo

In china business, social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

After a very successful first Social Media training seminar in January before Chinese New years, we have been trying to make an agenda and a plan for future events. Hero Meets Hero group (aka hiwto, a Chinese ecommerce group I’m marketing to Foreigners) ….we ran a survey in QQ…..posted feedback on Sina Weibo. Followed up with those who attended…..everyone was …

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Hong Kong Hackers coming to Shenzhen, Sat Feb 18!

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

So many events…I really need a solution to showing everyone all the upcoming events. Saturday, Feb 18th, the Hong Kong hackers group (HK HackJam) are organizing an event to Shenzhen, China electronics market (Hua Qiang Bei)….being the “resident HK representative” here in Shenzhen, I can’t wait to meet Hong Kong people “taking the risk to come into dangerous China!!!” (for …

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Recap from Lifecraft’s Haegwan visit to Shenzhen Startup Tuesday

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Catching up those who missed our first Shenhen Startup Tuesday since 2011, you missed something great! Even though we moved the location to Chaihuo, causing there to be a few lost and confused people calling my mobile throughout the evening, we had about 20 quality entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts there. I was typing on my mobile during the event, and …

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First Startup Tuesday Shenzhen After a While, Cooperating at ChaiHuo

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

This Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012, We’ll start the Startup Tuesday again, now that Chinese News is over…and sadly, as SZteam location is currently closed, I will have to update the SZteam website to tell future visitors they can stop by the Chai Huo hackerspace, as Eric Pan is more then welcome to let those interested in startups, entrepreneurship, and “product …

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Welcome Back after Chinese New Years! Ready to Rock!

In china business, e-commerce, social media by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I remember being that frustrated American in USA….emailing factories and Chinese businesses during the months of Jan / Feb and getting nothing, no reply, not even a vacation autoresponder (well Chinese don’t really use email anyway…) ….and after over 4 years in China, I still “try” to get work done during Chinese new years….on the foreign (Western) side… doing conference …

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Letter To Mom & Dad

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I like to mix up my blog, not just talk about business…and today’s post will be a bit emotional and personal….read at your own risk!! I’m a lucky son, my dad motivates me regularly: poems and emails, and just from my memories as a child getting pushed by him. I really miss my family back home, its been the hardest …

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Enter the Year of the Dragon

In china business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Depending on if you’re a business owner, or a employee, being an expat in China during the end of the year and Jan/Feb is much different than the rest of the year. Basically, its SHUT DOWN! You have Western holidays Christmas and New Years in the end of December into early Jan, and then Chinese New years each year is …