Looking To Steve Jobs For Inspiration

In business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I think its always good to learn from those who have done great things in their life. We have to surround ourselves with positive, like minded, goal centered people in order to achieve success. Maybe this is what I have been lacking. While I have not been fortunate enough to know or have met Steve Jobs, I do take interest …

In San Diego, Remembering A Few Years Ago

In motivation, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been an unusual few days so unable to post for a while. Was in Los Angeles with Abiy for a day, then rushed down to San Diego for the weekend. Remembering the same route in San Diego May 2007 when I was just getting here after leaving my day job at Deutsche Bank. That feels a lot longer then a …

Why Did I Choose to Stay in New York?

In travel, usa by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Sure, my family has moved / retired down in Florida, it was great to see them, and I have hometown friends in Hartford, Connecticut – but New york is where my heart belongs. As far back as I can remember, growing up in Connecticut, watching the movies, the “rebel” Yankees (yea, everyone in my family and most of my friends …

Learning A Lot about People Even Without a Common Language

In business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I’ll admit… I have never been interested or skilled at learning other languages. I’m another “stereotypical American” that thinks Why doesn’t everyone just speak English? Over the past few years, my Chinese has improved….while I did expect it to better then it is, I have never taken any formal classes, some quick tutoring and listening to others while traveling and …

Maximizing The Cards We Are Dealt In Life

In business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

When i travel, sure i travel in beat up clothes…..I like to stay low key, when i left the training center interviews yesterday, i was dressed up more then usual……and man i could tell….beggars, kids on the street, all staring at me and im like a magnet for people looking for handouts. But when I’m wearing old, casual clothes, people …

Its Not What We Are Getting, Its What We Are Becoming

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Keep that in mind, everyone wants to GET PAID, but its also about growing, learning, and experiencing. So I titled this after a great quote from Jim Rohn : Its not what we are getting, its what we are becoming – Jim Rohn Life is exactly about that. So many people are pre-occupied with what is in their bank account, …

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 …

Moving Out of Shenzhen – Next Chapter of My Life

In china business by Michael Michelini18 Comments

I was hesitating blogging this!!! But at least office-wise, I am out of Shenzhen……i will still be stopping by now and again for meetings and friends. Took a photo last night here, I had a “nong min gong” (farmer who comes to the city to make better money….the hardest working people!) help me move my office things out of the …

Just Passed on a Great Opportunity….

In usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I cannot disclose the name of the company, or the details…..but I have to get it out of my head. For a few weeks I’ve been considering an offer to become CEO of a company back in USA. My main skill to bring would be sales, marketing and streamlining business processes. But I just cannot leave what I have developed. …

The Road Not Taken – Inspirational Poem

In motivation by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Sunday, as always to me, is a reflectionary day – and my mom (well my dad emailed it as my mom doesn’t like using computers, hah) and I guess she knows from my blog that I am thinking a lot about future and strategy and shares poems with me from time to time for my motivation. The road not taken, …

Motivating My Staff – Is this Blog Confusing?

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Some of the staff in Shenzhen have been getting demotivated and wondering what is the future, what is the end goal. I think that is because I have been traveling so much lately….away from the office in Shenzhen. They are wondering what is the future for them, what is going to happen. Am I too open on my blog? Does …

People Have to Make Their Own Mistakes in Life

In business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

In so many ways in life, i think the hardest transition for me is to “let go” and let others do something for themselves to learn. I think its because i have no patience, so i cant stand to watch someone else waste time or do something wrong that will cause issues further down the road. For example marie and …

Funny Idea of Management Structure – But I Disagree

In business, corporate world by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Lammy, my number 1 blog commenter these days, shared with me this funny comic about the way management structures actually work. But Lammy, please realize this is probably written or drawn by the guy “at the bottom”. I think most staff think its soooo easy to be a big boss, don’t have pressure from a boss to get work done, …