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

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 …

Opening a Chinese WFOE Company Still a Mystery for Foreigners

In china business by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Even in today’s day and age….culture, language, and administrative issues create roadblocks from doing international business. I am overwhelmed with opportunities and examples of seeing this “margin of error” and always think of ways to solve it and hopefully get my fair financial gain for doing so.   I love getting emails and comments from my blog posts. Lately its …

Great Experience At China Merchants Bank! (yes, seriously!)

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

No, I am not being sarcastic. And no, I did not receive any bribe or Red Envelopes or endorsements to say good things about a Chinese state operated bank! I was an idiot, when I was paying my Dave Ho monthly rent, I turned back to pass him the cash and walked away from the ATM! In China, the card …

How Much Longer Can The Chinese Economy Withstand its Growth?

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Tweeted earlier about hearing all these talks of China finally feeling its growth is unstoppable (LA times article)….it talks about 3 main issues for the Chinese economy: slowing GDP growth – exports are lowering….Chinese factories are struggling to survive, accepting lower margins….the small factories are getting squeezed out. They are thinking of all kinds of ways to differentiate from their …

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 …

Positioning Correctly During Changing Economic Times

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I’m in a bus on the way back from lunch heading to a government office to grab my passport with renewed work permit, then to hong kong….whipping out my laptop writing this entry. This is how I’ve been living my life….writing up blogs, proposals, emails from my mobile phone, from my laptop in transit – in a car, train, bus, …

My Transition to Minimalism + Focusing on Life, not Things

In travel by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Got an email today from Kate who says she’s been following my blog for some time now – nice – thanks for reading! And again, I am a believer on minimalism – after moving around so much, “stuff” isn’t really that valuable, you have to pay to move it, or give it away (wait, I mean try to sell it …

Everyone “fails”, Even Google, Stay Motivated!

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

As I have said, I don’t believe in people FAILING, I think its part of growing, gaining experience, and finding what we are really meant to be and do with our lives. Losing something might be positive, as they say in China. Many people only think “small businesses” or startups fail. But while working in Deutsche Bank, there many internal …

Creating Fake Barriers To Be Faster, Smarter, with Less!

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its true, many of us are SPOILED with too much time, too many resources, and it makes us LAZY. It makes us INEFFICIENT. We take it for granted, we don’t utilize all that we have around us…… In the article, from the under 30 CEO blog When they first launch their companies, they will rent a nice office, lease a …

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 …

I’m not crazy – look at apple iphone costs in shenzhen

In china business by Michael Michelini11 Comments

To support the idea that I’m not the only one leaving shenzhen, china – check out the below news i just read from yahoo finance!! Its what i have been screaming for months and months… just last week the Chinese Yuan (RMB) was released to rise again from the US dollar – the Chinese government has just unpegged it and …

Everyone wants to be a Billionaire – And then What?

In motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

So many people dream to become rich, multi millionaires. But whats the point…really…..all your problems in life will simply go away? Another annoying thing is people choose a job based on salary…..I can admit I have done that in the past, working at Deutsche bank, it was one of the highest paying offers, but then again, I didn’t want to …