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Bai Jiu & Ducks in the Road

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Group photo in the office……….took some shots of the Chinese White Wine Baijiu to celebrate FRIDAY…..everyone seems to be getting along nicely and becoming my Chinese family!!!! Brent ran into these in the road the other day visiting the electrapour factory…hilarious….never know what you can run into driving in China.

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Like a Fish in a Fish Bowl

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Sitting here late Sunday night…trying my best as a fish in a fishbowl…..really am centered around this computer….where location doesn’t matter and my mind wanders towards the feeling of being a fish in a fishbowl…especially during my skype video conference calls….amazing world we live in these days….location matters less and less! Some recent photos to share   my friend Vicky …

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Spyble kickoff – a bit of insanity

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

applied for a trademark on spyble last night directly on uspto.gov Really pushing more for online marketing these days…..have been success and seems to use my knowledge much more. Differentiate myself. Spyble SEO competitive intelligence [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jEnTi6pTFY&hl=en&fs=1]

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Suing a Chinese Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Let the games begin….here’s the letter to my Chinese Lawyer ============ Hi Liyan, I want to sue a factory for quality issues, can you help? I have a quality clause in it and I have a strong case they did not meet those requirements Mike =========== man, I can definitely say i’m doing some crazy things in my life

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hiring and firing…….in china.

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Never easy hiring – choosing one person who is better than another to work in your company….but man it sucks to tell someone they are no longer fit to work here anymore. It was a bit of racism too, a girl I had working here, 31 years old so she thought she was senior to me and could teach me …

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China is Proud

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Wow, it really has been insane being in china during the olympics. I am on the other side of the country (south) and still the energy is amazing….they’ve hung Chinese flags all over….the opening ceremony was out of control…..I thought Americans were proud of their country…..seems in China they had something to prove to the world…and I would say the …

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Definitely Never a Boring Day in China

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Think what really intrigues me about living in China is the normal day to day living….this didn’t seem too strange to me in the car yesterday, but Ivan my friend mentioned “hey take a picture of that car”…and I did Wonder if I’ll ever drive in China…..but this insanity is what I love about it! I thrive on chaos as …

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Step into my office – is it adapting or changing oneself?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOHHGDvz3Mo&hl=en&fs=1] Messing around with adding a watermark to a video for more videos – and used the inside of my office as a test video. Want to make some funny skit videos about the daily findings and business interactions I see here. I remember the high school yearbook signing days – and the notes “never change for anyone, ” never …

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Making Sales in China – Talk About Awkward!

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

man….not only am I a foreigner here…but now I am selling to Chinese…after pushing www.98products.com pretty hard getting some sample orders and small bar orders. I can do it….it is a price first, quality second game – but I can meet or beat most prices. The awkward part comes from my not being able to speak chinese….the customer in China …