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Happy Birthday To Me – Turning 40!

In blog by Michael Michelini

Jeez, I feel I just posted on this blog when I was turning 30! And 31 And 35 Now I am here on this earth (aka blockchain) for 4 decades. Using that “AliveFor.com” daily and believe I am about halfway done. But I do believe medical technology is improving and may be able to double that. Or, put my brain …

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Top Tip For Sourcing From Factories

In blog, business by designer

“Be the expert for your product.” That was an important tip that Rico Ngoma gave when we talked about sourcing from factories. It’s true, a lot of entrepreneurs rely on the factories for expertise on their products when they should be the first and foremost experts when it comes to their own products. One must conduct research on how a …

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Virtual 40th Birthday Shot

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

My buddy Andrew and I were born in the same city hospital, 2 weeks apart. Our social security numbers are super close! He is turning 40 today. I’ll be 40 in a couple of weeks. We are getting old, we don’t even use Facebook or Whatsapp. We’re sticking to old school SMS (lucky I have Google voice). So, I shot …

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Listed Top 100 Asia Business Influencer

In blog by Michael Michelini

I was listed as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Asia. With all the chaos and all the hustle and grind, we need to step back and sometimes reflect. And, be recognized. I was excited to see that I was listed as one of the top 100 influencer in Asia business by Growth Asia: https://twitter.com/growthasiahq/status/1372013579520589825 https://growthasia.co/experts Listed as number …

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Tip for Those Working Online

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

How will it work? Will it really work? These are just some of the questions being raised about working online. Yes, it’s not the typical office set-up. But, with everything that’s going on in the world right now and more and more people are getting in on this work-from-home set-up, you just have to make it work for you. Here’s …

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Alignment and Being on the Same Page

In blog, vlog by designer

“The biggest problem about communication is the illusion that it has already taken place.” – Alexander Avanth This is definitely true! In the world where many are working online, communication is key. Always over inform as what Alex added. I mean, he’s right. We should always seek for our team, clients and all other parties involved in our business transactions …

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Working With Uncertainty

In blog, productivity, vlog by designer

Uncertainty equals opportunity. This is what Alexander Avanth of Alpha Rock and I talked about before at the onset of the pandemic. There really is gold to be found in problems, especially online. Here’s more of what he had to say about this:

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Daughter Turning 5, Birthday Again in Lockdown

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

Getting towards the end of Jan 2021, and preparing for Chinese New Year (mid Feb 2021 this year). And, it is always our daughter’s birthday during this time. She was born on the coldest day on record in Shenzhen, China in 2016 (watch that vlog here) And her last 2 birthdays have been in lockdown up in cold Shenyang, China. …

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How Is Working Online?

In blog, vlog by designer

I had a nice chat with our Video Editor, Alvin Canada during our retreat last year in March just before all the craziness of Covid. I’ve worked with Alvin for many years now and he has done amazing work. One of the questions I asked him was, how is it working online? Hear it from Alvin himself as he shares …

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On BBC (1 year COVID anniversary)

In blog by Michael Michelini

Can you believe it has been a year since the COVID outbreak? And now we are locked down again here in China. For those who remember I was on BBC radio while separated from my family – well they invited me back for an update – here’s the audio clip: You can read and listen to the clip on BBC …

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Speaking in Baguio

In blog, philippines business, vlog by designer

Last year in February, before all the craziness of COVID-19 hit, I had the chance to go up to the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City. It was a 6-hour bus ride from Manila. And, if you’re wondering what got into me to take that long trip, I was invited to speak before e-commerce entrepreneurs there. The workshop was …

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New Year, New Covid Test

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

Welcome 2021! We are all adjusting to the new normal and here in Shenyang, China there is a new outbreak of COVID, some new strain. I’ll be honest, I am not following the news. But all I know is, New Year’s morning, we woke up to mandatory COVID swab tests in a vocational school turned COVID testing center. A bit …