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Latest on the Philippines Drama…

In philippines business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

As a followup to the post opening up about staff problem in the Philippines where it was rumored a staff, the scholar, was hiding her pregnancy from us….and she has been missing a few weeks now, and while there aren’t any comments on the post, I received a lot of private feedback from business associates, other staff, friends, and mentors. …

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Making the Best From a Lose-Lose Situation.

In philippines business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been holding back on this blog post, but seems now is the time to really “let it out” and tell everyone this one burning issue I’ve had the past couple weeks, as I felt the world falling down on top of me….my customer service trusted scholarship recipient had been missing since before Marie had her early baby delivery….the business was …

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Blog Like No One Is Watching

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I have been behind on my blogging. A bit discouraged, in a transitional state of business and life. To top that off, overwhelmingly getting people and articles telling me to focus and that this blogging is sucking up too much time and not worth the effort. But I enjoy to blog, so who cares what others may think. Maybe its …

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Factory Power Outages, A Reality Of Chinese Factories

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Just another struggle with Chinese factory life…not sure if people here know, but due to high energy consumption and limited capacity of factories in China – they turn off power in certain factories. This is not the choice of the factory, but instead the local or province government forcing this to happen in order to prevent power outages (blackouts, brownouts) …

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Happy Mothers Day! Miss Mom and Nana!

In family friends by Michael Michelini4 Comments

You know whats the hardest things you sacrifice when doing business overseas? Some may think the hardest things about doing business overseas would be language, culture shock, risks of not knowing people as well as your hometown / country…..nope, by far its the separation from your family, especially your mom and dad. The connection you have with your mom – …

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Return of the Geeks, Have Their Fun Later in Life

In usa by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

I consider myself always as semi geek, semi cool…..I played on both sides when in high school, and learned to be flexible and deal with many personalities. I am not afraid to make fun of myself, maybe its a sign I’m getting old! I also blogged about how us “social media” online people are a bunch of nerds! There have …

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Managing When Everyone Wants to be a Freelancer!

In business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Seriously today’s world is changing so quickly world is flat, technology is moving at lightening speed with tablets and mobile technology replacing the need for laptops (never mind archaic desktops!), coworking is the new modern office, and everyone is a independent contractor and freelancer! I have always wondered this since my day job at Deutsche Bank…so many people were not …