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Video: Why Did I Come to China?

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I’m playing around with videos and thought I would make one with Miles again and share why I came to China in the first place. This is such a common question may as well share it with everyone and refer people to this video to get the story straight once and for all. I never thought I would live in …

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The Right Chinese Business Partners Help Sam Marks Sell His Company for Over 100 Million USD – FCS04

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This post originally was published on Forbes China in Chinese. I am publishing here the English version I made (and then had translated to Chinese) for those English readers and listeners interested. Finding the Right Chinese Business Partners Help Sam Marks Sell His Company for Over 100 Million Us Dollars Welcome everyone to episode 4 of the Forbes China Entrepreneur …

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Get A Job in China: Work With Us in Our Tech Startup

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Excited to announce that we have a budget to accept applications for a new product manager position at the app portfolio company where I’m a partner – Gigabud Limited. This will be role where someone will get the chance to work with a lot of technology in a cross-border international team here in Shenzhen, China. I need help with managing …

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Experiences Making a USA/China Cross Border Kickstarter Campaign – FCS03

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This post originally was published on Forbes China in Chinese. I am publishing here the English version I made (and then had translated to Chinese) for those English readers and listeners interested. Thanks for tuning in – 3rd show here sharing about entrepreneurs in China, focused in the Southern region of Guangdong. Today’s show is talking about a new Kickstarter …

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Lean Hardware in China with Cyril Ebersweiler from Haxlr8r – FCS02

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This show was originally posted on Forbes China (in Chinese) and I will share it to the English audience here after it is published in Chinese Forbes, my full column can be viewed here – http://www.forbeschina.com/column/michelini. Thanks everyone for tuning in to another Forbes China Entrepreneur show, this is our second episode and we are focusing here on the Southern …

Why Chinese Don’t Reply To Many Emails…

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I remember being “on the other side”, the American in USA, not having been to China and not really understanding the daily life of a Chinese businessperson, in a Chinese office. I would get sooo annoyed when people wouldn’t reply to my emails. And I’ll admit it, I had that common misunderstanding that China was still rice fields and farmland….maybe …

Back in China – Work Week Plan: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong

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Sundays are always my reflection and planning days….back from a long trip in the Philippines late last week, transitioned back to “China mode” with meeting people and running between Hong Kong to Shenzhen…..quickly outlining my week and posting here for ya’ll to see: Monday – in Shenzhen, China. Its July 4th, which is a holiday in USA – independence day, …

Successful Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup #5 – Mobile Theme

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As I’ve been saying, doing tons of networking these days….I do enjoy it the most, its like link building people…and connecting people to add value to society does give me that sense of fulfillment. This saturday was our 5th Shenzhen ecommerce meetup, and trying to theme each meeting, we built it around mobile and location based services. We had 3 …

Successful Network PRD meetup, more Shenzhen Networking

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Last night Network PRD group in Shenzhen re-ignited the meetups after taking some time off (last event I see is November 27, 2010 – EUCCC 10th Anniversary Charity Event – The Kempinski. David Shomaker wanted to bring it back and asked me and 9 others to volunteer helping promote and organize a new series of monthly events. This was the …

Focusing + Organizing Upcoming Week: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong, Philippines

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Maybe its insanity to say this, but bouncing around these places is getting to be normal life for me. I did take a break last week and “stay in Hong Kong” for 7 solid days straight. The chaos is being tamed….or I’m just getting used to it. I’m taking the weekend in Shenzhen now, been trying to cut down meetings …

Chinese Often Want to Escape China + Study Overseas

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Yes, maybe a bit drastic heading, but so many times I meet Chinese that are desperate to study overseas. Similar to buying foreign products….Chinese seem to trust products not made in their own country more than their own domestic products. And its almost funny, because Americans and foreigners are buying up all the “Made In China” products, while Chinese themselves …

But Mike, You Cannot Live Like Them, You Were Not Born Chinese

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I talk a lot, I am open about my life and let others give input to help me make decisions, and the blog title today “But Mike, You Cannot Live Like Them, You Were Not Born Chinese” comes from a recent meeting with my friend, who i will hold back on revealing their identity. And yes, living in China (Asia) …