As I have said, its been a transitional time for me, maybe that is how we always grow? Learn. Challenge ourselves. I wish I talked to my father more, but I did give him a call last night to catch up. Just the idea he supports me unconditionally has helped. To be honest, I almost credit this blog…he reads it …
Factory Power Outages, A Reality Of Chinese Factories
Just another struggle with Chinese factory life…not sure if people here know, but due to high energy consumption and limited capacity of factories in China – they turn off power in certain factories. This is not the choice of the factory, but instead the local or province government forcing this to happen in order to prevent power outages (blackouts, brownouts) …
Visit To a Shenzhen Bluetooth Factory
A rainy Monday here in shenzhen, took a trip with my friend James to Long Hua district of shenzhen, the factory district of this massive city. It is a growing factory that wants to expand towards direct distribution, invited some foreigners to visit, discuss cooperation and assistance in marketing and branding. Late last year I had visited a mouse factory …
More Risks of China Business – Alibaba Spins off Alipay Without Telling Board
Man, we all love Alibaba, its a great brand, Jack Ma is looked upon like the god of ecommerce in China. But today’s news about how he signed off to spin off Alipay to a different holding company in China where he is majority shareholder…without talking to the board (ie: Yahoo!) …is just another sad example of the scary risks …
New QQ group for our meetings!
Guangyao has setup a new QQ group for our meetings, to better stay in contact 148191823 please add this group to better stay in touch with events and updates!
Example Of How China Market Is Its Own Market…
Spent a nice evening in Shenzhen with the local crew, discussing internet, mobile phones, china business… you know, normal geeky stuff. Vlad had this hilarious phone, by Lenovo, he bought in China wal mart – and he described a bunch of the features….let me explain the different features to highlight, and reflect on these points and explain how this is …
I’m a Social Media Consultant! In China!
uh oh! Its official, I’ve changed my email signature from “internet marketing consultant” to “social media consultant”. Changed my “job” by changing my email signature….pretty hilarious when you think about it….but we are who we make ourselves to be…or else others tell us who to be. Its our choice, I have said it not making a decision is making a …
Reasons to go Couchsurfing this Summer
I’m all about the new movement in life, flexible workspace, couchsurfing, community, social media, minimalist. I don’t think I am crazy, I just think I am maybe a more early adopter. I have stated I’m fully embracing couchsurfing And What is it to OWN an office? To own full time workers in a full time office? Or hotel renting in …
Happy Mothers Day! Miss Mom and Nana!
You know whats the hardest things you sacrifice when doing business overseas? Some may think the hardest things about doing business overseas would be language, culture shock, risks of not knowing people as well as your hometown / country…..nope, by far its the separation from your family, especially your mom and dad. The connection you have with your mom – …
Shenzhen Chinese Ecommerce Meetup, Google China Here
In 2010 and even more in 2011 I’ve been organizing twitter meetups and getting more professional with ecommerce meetups. As I’m doing these, been doing a lot of hyper networking, and met the “Chinese side” of the Shenzhen ecommerce meetups and was invited to one, without too much notice of where it was, who it was by, when it started, …
Another Reason We Need to Appreciate Every Day We Are Here
Read today about a blogger, Derek Miller who planned his last blog before he died of cancer. How fragile life is, how short life is. He reflects on his life and states he is no longer afraid of death, he has accepted it. Reading it cant help but make you think how you should appreciate your time on this earth. …
10 Startups Compete – Hong Kong Pitch Event at Bloomberg Offices
Sometimes I feel like its a reality tv show, heck maybe it will become one. Many of my friends abroad as well as in Shenzhen wished they could have attended today’s pitch event in Hong Kong, but because they couldn’t, I’m doing my best to blog about each startup, quickly below: There are ten startups here in Hong Kong, competing …
Issued Another Lawyer Letter, Part of Doing Internet Ecommerce Business in China
Just another day in China, I got a scanned letter today, it was hand delivered to my Florida, USA address. I’m not going to say I’m getting cocky that “nothing can happen to me, I’m in China” attitude (though many of my Chinese friends seem to think they are immune to US law), but I am getting a better understanding …
Do Tech CEOs Need To Be %@#$@^& to Succeed?
Again, unfortunately, I’m reading more news supporting the fact that “nice guys finish last”. This article I read, Why Are Tech Founders Such Assholes? (Gawker), points out the negative things famous and successful businessmen have done in their career to get ahead. Sure, you can spin things in different ways, and life is always about perspective. There is that saying …
Not All White Guys in China Are Rich!
Bet that title got your attention! But it is true, so many Chinese people see a white face and think he/she is rich. Maybe its culture, maybe its tradition, maybe its how In this post I put a statue I just saw recently in China, a fat Chinese guy. I’m told that a fat person in China means: Rich Happy …
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