Post DCBKK 2017 Reflection – Ripping Off The Bandaid Again

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Another year, another DCBKK conference. Always use this as a time to reflect on what I have accomplished since the previous year, “compare” to others in the conference and challenge myself to do even more before the next conference. Here’s some of what I learned and recap: Also it is worth noting – the official conference is only 2 days …

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How to Write a Winning Business Proposal: The Complete Guide

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Guide to Writing a Killer Business Proposal It is crucial for every business owner or entrepreneur to learn how to write a compelling business proposal. Here is a complete guide. Increasing competition characterizes the modern day business environment. When you factor in increased consumer sovereignty, the situation even gets tough. Business people have been forced to master the art of …

How SEO can Keep You in Business

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Think about how you made your last purchase. It doesn’t matter if you bought it online or went to a brick-and-mortar store to buy it. Think about the steps that you took before you actually made the decision to buy. Did you, by any chance, do some research online to find out more about a product or service? If you …

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Loving the E-Commerce Gladiator TV Logo

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Loving E-Commerce Gladiator TV Just got the logo from ShadowFactory.io and it is freaking amazing! Thanks guys! Notice it has the roman helmets but some of the people are in business suits. Then the money. And then the swords. It is also made horizontal orientation as it will be part of the opening scene. Join us in the battle – …

Building Up Others Around You

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Building Up Others Around You Mike’s Blog 118 Working hard is important. And I believe I do that. But building up a group of other people around you is just as important – heck even more important. Its leveraging. Finding the right people is hard, and getting them up to speed takes some time and investment. But once you have …

Tips for Finding Editors on Your Writing

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Finding Editors For Your Articles This is a question I received from Ricky in Shenzhen – how do you find quality English language editors? So, to be clear, a ton of what I write I don’t edit as much as I should. To me, I am writing these blogs to help people and if I put up more costs and …

Sunday Morning Hustle

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It is Sunday morning. 7:30am and I am grinding. Some people like working at night – I enjoy working in the morning. Its much harder to get out of bed (wake up early) than to stay out of bed (go to sleep late) and you have much more discipline that way. Because if you work late – then how do …

This Blog Just Turned 10 Years Old!

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Amazing how fast time goes – I remember fumbling around with Blogger platform early in 2007 trying to figure out how to blog. I had build websites and was selling on my own e-commerce shops – but blogging, as a person – was still new for me. I was so shy to put my real name online. So shy that …

Tools I Use For Marketing A Blog

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So my friend Ted made me blush when he asked me for my tips and recommendations on marketing a blog. Instead of just answering him in Facebook messenger, I’m going to make a blog post out of it. Its About Your Reader, Not You This one I admit I have problems with on this blog. You should talk to your …

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Welcome Claire to the Team

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I’m excited to welcome Claire Chen to the Shadstone family! Her and I connected from the Global From Asia podcast- she is a regular listener (awesome!). She just graduated from MBA In the United Kingdom and was looking for opportunities back in China on her return – and we worked out a deal. I haven’t had someone on the team …

2017 Is The Beginning of a New Cycle

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Its a New Year – What’s the Plan? I’m really so excited for this year. One cool thing I heard from my friend QY on her Facebook is we are at the beginning of a new “cycle” (cycle of what, I’m not too sure) – but here it goes: 2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9 …

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2016 Year End Review

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(testing combining a blog post and a video blog as 1 WordPress post, feedback appreciated!) Technically today is Jan 1, 2017 – while it is always confusing me to make separate blog posts about last year and one for the coming year – I’m gonna merge them up in my morning brain dump today. Quarter 1 2016 – Full Time …

Backup Plan If Trump + China Gets Americans Kicked Out

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Sure, when I first decided to move (well, let’s say “travel” that became “live”) in China I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. And starting out in 2007 I for sure didn’t expect to be writing this blog post in late 2016 as a husband to a Chinese wife and father to 2 kids, living in Shenzhen. But like …