Lessons from Organizing Shenzhen China’s First BootUP! Weekend

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Still physically and emotionally drained from an intense weekend mentoring and witnessing 5 startups form and finally pitch to a panel of judges. I really thank Bruce Levin who helped all weekend, as well as Patrick Wong, Paul Jones, Donald Han, Jun Li….and many many more. As well as those who dedicated their time to be there all weekend – …

Single Moms In The Philippines

In philippines business by Michael Michelini53 Comments

As I bounce around Philippines, Hong Kong, and China, I so constantly run into single Filipino mothers working to support their children and family. I think its the biggest problem in the Philippines, and its a deep rooted problem that I wonder if I am even qualified enough to blog about…I will try my best to explain my perspective. During …

Example of Miscommunication & Culture Differences in America & China

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

So the roadtrip yesterday was fun….up until about 1 hour before I had to arrive at the VIP dinner for speakers and guests….We were so late, so lost, and under pressure, it took from 9:30am to 8:30pm (almost 12 hours!) to drive from Dongguan, China to Xiamen, China! Unreal…… Well, I documented it while on my mobile phone last night, …

Comparing Asian To Western Child Upbringing

In family friends by Michael Michelini5 Comments

hey, i’m DEFINITELY not an expert or have any experience in raising a child (god willing, hope to one day) but I thought I would just reflect on what I’ve noticed the past few years in China and now in Philippines about child upbringing to what I know and have experienced in America and heard from friends in most of …

Cultural Differences Between Americans and Europeans

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Being in China, I didn’t expect to be exposed to so many europeans….but from my experiences I have gotten involved with more Europeans than Americans here. Of course I am learning more and more how do to business in China as a foreigner…..but at the same time, I am getting exposure to doing business with Europeans. My involvement with DBR …