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Reflecting on My Experiences at my first Tech Startup – Kozmo

In usa by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Taking a #bootup break (I’m at boot hk startup camp weekend) to reflect on my personal experience with kozmo.com. It was a summer intern during the dot com bubble – the year 2000 – what a great year. Magical – my freshman summer at Stevens Institute of Technology, studying computer engineering, living at my newly joined fraternity chapter house – …

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Do I Need Money To Be Successful?

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Is Money Really Everything? Its kind of a second post in a series, yesterday I talked about do I need to be a programmer to be successful in a startup, today do we need money to be successful in a startup? Maybe its because am I a middle man in this whole process? Is my role not as valuable as …

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Do I Need To Be A Programmer To Be Successful?

In business, websites by Michael Michelini5 Comments

This has to be something we all think about when considering a startup, especially as technology and the internet continue to be the center of most startups. Over and over again, I get people coming to me asking for development companies to make their idea….and I have to kind of worry. Outsourcing scares me…its putting your money into the hands …

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More Americans Wanting to Move to China!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini7 Comments

It seems at least one per day now, either email, facebook message, twitter DM, or random add on skype and a chat. Phone calls and I don’t know where they got my number. MORE AND MORE AMERICANS WHO WANT TO RE-LOCATE TO CHINA. Some want to teach english, others want to start a business, some who want a fresh start …

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Go Big or Go Home (The Journey Onwards)

In business, china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

These blue Chinese moving trucks always bring back memories of my hardships and travels doing business in China. They represent the times I had to box up my belongings, my office equipment, and various Chinese staff at the time, to move from one location to another. Sometimes it was due to positive business developments, other times it was to “shelter …

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Looking Back to When I was 2 years old….now ending up in China

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Inside the Chinese warehouse office, the past couple days there has been new road construction right outside….with trucks paving and construction workers taking breaks right outside the gates. I took a walk to get some fresh air from being in the office….in this blog you’ll see a quick snapshot I took with my mobile. Taking that walk, getting that air….and …

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In the Center of China / USA Talks

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Chinese president Hu Jintao is in America these days, and it seems like everything connects….China seems to be “opening up” more to American demands by agreeing to the following this week: * Buying more American goods – planes from Boeing, cars, and other services. But its not saying specifically if it will help American companies that are in China. * …

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USA Immigration, We Can’t Save The World By Importing People

In usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Watched this youtube video Can mass immigration into USA help world poverty? Its really a struggle in my mind…. https://www.youtube.com/v/LPjzfGChGlE?fs=1&hl=en_US Below he outlines the report from the world bank, giving the amount of people who earn less than $2 a day. Africa 650 million ppl India – 890 million China – 480 million Rest of Asia 810 million Latin America …

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Reflection & Update on My Business Life

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Wait, do I have anything else but a BUSINESS LIFE? So what the heck do I do for a living? What am I upto now? Where in the world am I now? Jeez, I guess even though I’m pretty active blogging, and open about most of my personal and business life, have done business updates before, its about time I …

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Klout Coach Optimization – Social Media Score

In business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Social media is on FIRE these days….or maybe being outside the GFW of China where I can freely surf the web I’m just exposed to more…but really, seems like every day a new thing popping out. One big thing is Klout. While I have heard of it before, it really clicked after reading businessgrow.com ‘s get ready for social scoring. …

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I have to learn to Master the Chinese language!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Damnnit Americans, why aren’t you learning Chinese? My friend Abiy just sent me this newsweek article Americans still aren’t studying Chinese in school? I like this paragraph in the middle of the article: But the sad fact is that Americans are not learning Mandarin, the main tongue spoken in mainland China, in droves. Just take a look at the numbers. …

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If You’re Going to Do Blackhat things – Keep your mouth shut!

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its sad in a way, that the illegal business is what always makes the highest profit. Maybe that is also why it does, because its the highest risk (therefore highest reward). Last week the NY times ran an article about a Brooklyn, NY merchant selling eyewear starting using customer’s negative reviews for his benefit on Google (SEO) to rank at …

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Looking To Steve Jobs For Inspiration

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think its always good to learn from those who have done great things in their life. We have to surround ourselves with positive, like minded, goal centered people in order to achieve success. Maybe this is what I have been lacking. While I have not been fortunate enough to know or have met Steve Jobs, I do take interest …