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 …

Mobile Phone Stolen!

In china business by Michael Michelini18 Comments

Sunday morning here at Dave’s place typing this up. I was going to ONLY talk about my weekend and the Chinese New Years, I’ll save it for a later post tonight and focus on mobile phones being stolen in this post, as I lost all my photos from the Chinese New Years dinner as they were on my phone….others at …

In the Center of China / USA Talks

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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. * …

Successful First Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini8 Comments

I am getting on a roll making these meetups in all the cities I am traveling. Seems to be building on itself, but I have to say, I get more interested people to meet about business when I am in China. Seems this is where the most densely populated area of people, both local Chinese and foreigners, who want to …

What Will Happen When The World Is Flat?

In business, china business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I am a believer in the idea that “the world is flat” where as the global economy will continue to advance and costs of goods and labor will be the same everywhere……and I have this feeling that it is happen at a much more rapid pace than anyone expected… Maybe its also because I am surrounded and entrenched in the …

Daily Life, Daily Struggle in Manila Philippines

In philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Maybe its not just Philippines, but Asia, or the insanity….the chaos. I see life like a beating heart….and the struggle for a human to create something out of one’s existence. To find themselves. I have blogged in April about the frustrations of Filipinos, today its a bit of the same, with more of a Manila city twist rather then country …

When Family + Business Collide – A new born baby while running a business

In corporate world, travel, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Met my good friend, Mike Andrews today, who went to Stevens Tech with me, at his company Hudson Digital Systems for internet marketing training and SEO consulting for his business. Again, trying to use public transportation has been difficult…looked to take a train to West Paterson, NJ but so many connections for only 16 miles….he ended up picking me up …

Studying About Immigration into America

In travel, usa by Michael Michelini3 Comments

No, I’m not getting married – I have been interested in a few different ways to bring foreigners into America, like: Chinese or Filipino workers who are excelling in their job and want the opportunity to work in America businessmen I have good working relationships with in China or other countries that would like to visit USA Students who want …

Is There Enough Money + Resources In The World Today?

In business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Reading the world news here in the philippines, watching people from the window hustle to make 1 peso (45 pesos to 1 us dollar, so do the math) commission for bringing a customer on the jeepnee (public bus kinda…) while in the news im reading about the first ice cream truck for DOGS thats in the UK!! The red, white, …

Living Life as a Minimalist

In motivation, travel by Michael Michelini19 Comments

my buddy James Song thought of me when he got this email and passed it along – I definitely think it fits my current lifestyle and objectives these days. Its about just OWNING what we really need in life. Not to be attached to personal goods. I took a quick snapshot of me right now, I’m hanging out in flipflops …

Getting Things Done in China

In china business by Michael Michelini17 Comments

As I scramble to make things clear and smooth before I depart on Thursday, as always, a few speedbumps come my way…..I get a call today from the real estate agent who I rented this location from, and he is speaking to me in Chinese (so I try my best, but have to pass the phone off to my friend, …

Suicides in a Chinese Factory – Who To Blame?

In china business by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Been spending over a week here in Shanghai, with the majority of my time around ecommerce and ebay where Mike Song’s office is. Been seeing how he manages his office and organizes the workflow, has been very interesting. I mentioned the other day how much I like dumplings over other Chinese food, and tonight for dinner, his sister prepared HAND …

Being WEALTHY Is All In Your Mind!

In corporate world by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Just read a great article – where all that money went from the financial meltdown that came from the NY times. It speaks of how in the past couple years, American households have lost 11 trillion dollars of WEALTH. But then it says, WHAT IS WEALTH , what is being rich? The quote a Michael Reiter, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona …