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 – …

My New Huawei 3G tablet, The emergence of the chinese brand

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

No, I am not paid to post this, though I should ask for free phones from some mobile companies next time I need to get a phone ,as I blogged a few times about my electronics purchases mac air, viewsonic tablet, stolen samsung galaxy S, but I enjoy sharing my purchases and getting feedback…its good blog content! So this weekend …

Building up to a Business Training Center in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Startup Tuesdays, Ecommerce Saturdays, Shenzhen Coworking space, internet marketing consulting in South China….all roads are leading to: an idea lab – incubator – startup breeding grounds. But more immediately (and more monetizable) a business training center! A majority of the speakers have been open to getting paid (duh!) for a longer, more detailed and comprehensive training class in their expertise …

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

In china business, hong kong business, philippines business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 …

Will Future Generations Go To University? Go to Classrooms?

In business, social media by Michael Michelini8 Comments

My friend Leon is applying for a work visa in Hong Kong, and one of the biggest criteria is a university degree. Unfortunately, as smart and capable of a programmer in today’s world, one of the best I have come across, but because of formal education, he is having problems. Is that the best way to measure someone’s capabilities? I …

China Continues to Develop Its Marketing + Product Management

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Speaking to my friend Fion at Timev, the Xiamen China SEO company that organizes various internet meetups in China, she helped translate my Social Media presentation in Xiamen. I have been in touch with her on weibo (Chinese twitter) and its great she is explaining there are more developments in Chinese marketing and internet promotions. As I have said over …

Revisiting Lifestyle Design, Great Reading on a Rainy Sunday

In business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Tim Ferris’s Four Hour Work Week book, reading it back in 2007 and partially reflecting on it in the blog Life on the Road post…but today was a rainy Sunday afternoon in Shenzhen and spent a lot of my afternoon reading through the it, chillin on the couch at Andy + Rica‘s place. Again, part …

Visit To a Shenzhen Bluetooth Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

A rainy monday here in shenzhen, took a trip with my friend James to Long Hua district of shenzhen, the factory district of this massive city. Its a growing factory that wants to expand towards direct distribution, invited some foreigners to visit, discuss cooperation and assistance in marketing and branding. Late last year I had visited a mouse factory in …

I’m a Social Media Consultant! In China!

In business, social media by Michael Michelini8 Comments

uh oh! Its official, I’ve changed my email signature from “internet marketing consultant” to “social media consultant”. Changed my “job” by changing my email signature….pretty hilarious when you think about it….but we are who we make ourselves to be…or else others tell us who to be. Its our choice, I have said it not making a decision is making a …

Speaking About English Social Media, In China

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini5 Comments

At this years’s biggest Chinese SEO fair I just spoke about optimizing English social media channels (SNS) which I worried about, as we all know, Chinese government has been blocking these websites, so about 80% of my topic cannot be accessed by my audience, (legally)! So when I was asked to speak on this subject…..I had to take a second …

Ipad 2 Mania! Buy in USA – Sell in China?

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini11 Comments

I have been chatting on twitter about the ipad 2 mania. Seriously, even apple is amazed as sales are a million sold in the first weekend. I’m sure iphone factories in Shenzhen are busier then ever, putting extra pressure and overtime work on factory workers. Lets just hope we don’t hear news about factory suicides soon, though I am sure …

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 …

Common Question – What Products To Sell Online?

In websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I love hearing people who want to have an online business. I have been answering questions on all experts for years now about ecommerce and online businesses. It gives me perspective hearing about other people’s questions, problems, and confusions….and makes me realize I’m not alone when it comes to the massive and confusing jungle of the online world! Finding the …