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

In china business, Forbes China Show by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 …

Chinese Relationship Building Weekend, Waterpark + Hiking

In travel by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Typing this sunday afternoon, waiting for the bus from dongguan to shenzhen….what a long and perspective-building weekend! Started on Friday night, rushing to catch last bus to da lang district of dongguan from Longgan district of Shenzhen. Been getting better at traveling in China alone, but when I’m in these massive bus terminal networks it gets overwhelming. Luckily I figured …

Jamming In As Many Meetings In China Before my USA trip

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Again, its one of the benefits of “living on the internet” – blogging, tweeting, weibo-ing, facebook status updates….and trying to be as open as possible…..is that people know where you are, where you are going, and contact me to make plans and business opportunities / ideas . The last few days my google calendar has been jam packed with lunch …

Delayed Departure May Have Been Worth It

In business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Writing this from the bus in Batangas, finally able to “escape” the island of Puerto Galera. Over 2 days delayed from leaving due to typhoon missing my friend Bas’s birthday in Dau, and a few other tropical MBA attendees missing their flights tio thailand and korea….and I really hope I don’t miss my flight today to Boracay (12:20pm departure, typing …

Another Hong Kong Trade Show, Reflecting On My First Trip Here…

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Came to Hong Kong this morning from Shenzhen, crossing the border, taking the bus to Wan Chai, knowing where to get quick food, stopping off at boot hk coworking space, preparing which booths I would visit, walking in, already being pre-registered for the show (therefore skipping the long line), going directly to the sections I am interested in, shake hands …

Feel More Equipped, More Professional Then Ever

In business, travel by Michael Michelini2 Comments

maybe its my turning 30, the fact that i have made commitments to my career and basic geographical location…and getting used to being in the constant moving….I am constantly having an internal battle about why I am traveling so much….its exhausting, but I think its important to what I’m trying to do….bridge cultures and connect people. Its the life I …

Differences in Internet Marketing in China vs. America

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Recently got an email from a NY times reporter doing research on the Chinese internet space…and yea, while giving free reply and probably no reply or a thank you, I thought I would share and expand on the questions I received and answered in the email. 1) What do Internet marketers need to do differently in the China market as …

Shenzhen / Hong Kong Border Hopping Exhaustion

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Starting to feel like some special agent in a James Bond movie…seriously…while I thought this lifestyle would be so cool, there is that famous saying “be careful what you wish for”. As it gets quite exhausting going through borders, waiting in lines, dealing with people from all kinds of backgrounds, stress levels, and moods. Larry tells me switching it up …

Flipping from Cantonese to Mandarin to English…

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Currently in a car heading back to Hong Kong from Dongguan, China. Thinking back to when I was living full time in Shenzhen, even though I was in south China, the city of Shenzhen is primarily Mandarin – which is the nationally recognized language of the People’s republic of China. It is actually one of the criteria on my checklist …

Do I Need Money To Be Successful?

In business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Is Money Really Everything? Its kind of a second post in a series, yesterday I talked about do I need to be a programmer to be successful in a startup, today do we need money to be successful in a startup? Maybe its because am I a middle man in this whole process? Is my role not as valuable as …

More Americans Wanting to Move to China!

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini7 Comments

It seems at least one per day now, either email, facebook message, twitter DM, or random add on skype and a chat. Phone calls and I don’t know where they got my number. MORE AND MORE AMERICANS WHO WANT TO RE-LOCATE TO CHINA. Some want to teach english, others want to start a business, some who want a fresh start …

Wrapping Up an Insane Weekend: Hong Kong, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Monday morning and heading back to Dongguan from Shenzhen via bus. Wondering if this will become my normal weekend in 2011? Still trying to firm up my personal physical LOCATION strategy….many friends ask if I do an online business, why is location so important, why do I travel so much? Well, maybe because not many other people are moving around….so …

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. * …

Trying to Embrace Change, not Resist Change

In motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

That has been one of my biggest changes and challenges in my life….to adapt to rapidly changing environments, both physically (as in geographical locations) and business and economical changes (international currency risk, global competition)….While I still naturally resist change, I realize I cannot change the way the world is going, and instead have to embrace this dynamic, rapidly changing world …