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Win Free Tickets To Shanghai, China Scrum Alliance 2015!

In Events by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Win Free Tickets – My friend and Advisor Steve Forte is coming to Shanghai Sept to be a Keynote Speaker at the Scrum Alliance Gathering. Really wish I could attend myself but I’ll be traveling in USA. So, How to win? Read on, my friend! Event details can be found here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scrum-alliance-global-scrum-gathering-2015-registration-17937962930 Official Event Website is http://globalscrumgathering.hk What Is The …

Last Minute Trip to Shanghai

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

One of the “love/hate things” about China that I am still adjusting to is the last minute planning. Just a few days ago I was planning to go to Hong Kong but a trip came up to Shanghai and its been long overdue. I’ve learned to adjust my “western” requirements to have a more concrete schedule and gotten even better …

Still Digesting a Hyper Shanghai Trip!

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Back in Shenzhen now for about a day – resting up for one of the most hyper-active Shanghai business trips I’ve been on! And digesting (as mentioned in this blog title) means I did eat chicken and am still in good health (for those who aren’t aware, there is a H7N9 scare in Shanghai now). But I did have some …

Shanghai Travel Plans – April 17 to 29th

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

“on the road again”, then again, was I never “not on the road”? This is why I don’t see myself ever renting a really nice apartment….seriously, I am always on the move! But I love it – love the hustle – no matter how exhausting it may be – sincerely enjoy meeting people Wednesday April 17 – Next Step Shanghai …

Shanghai is Full of China Marketing Opportunities!

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Been in Shanghai, China now for a bit over 2 weeks now (arrived Monday, June 18) and, like usual, I have overbooked and over extended myself. And still there are more people to see and business to do! I love the hustle. And Shanghai has plenty of hustle to offer, for those that can keep up! I’m so exhausted typing …

Excited For Lean Startup Machine Shanghai June 29 July 1

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I’ve been involved with 6 Startup Weekends (well, 2 BootUP!, in Hong Kong) and I have the “startup fever” that seems to be taking over the world lately. Startup Weekends everywhere, meetups, communities in all small cities worldwide. It gets me so energized. Empowering the people! One of the main reasons I picked these specific dates for my long awaited …

Shanghai Daytrip Visiting Coworking, Hackerspaces, Startup Cafes

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Amazing Tuesday both working and “touring” the various coworking spaces and hackerspaces I’ve been craving to visit for years while down in South China! So Tuesday was my fully dedicated day to cram as much of it in as I could! First started at Xin Dan Wei shanghai coworking space, the founder / CEO, Liu Yan has been always supportive …

Hosting AppTime Mobile Hackathon in GSMA Shanghai, Fri. June 22

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Shanghai trip is going to be JAM PACKED with events and meetings! Trying to make the most out of the trip. The rockstar organizer team from StartupWeekend in Shenzhen – Nik, Kawai, and myself, have been asked to host a 1 day hackathon for mobile apps inside the GSMA Shanghai, China’s Mobile Asia Expo on Friday June 22nd! Seriously seems …

Taking a long overdue trip to Shanghai, June 15 to July 3

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Yes, will be back on the road soon, came back to Shenzhen after an amazing 2 weeks along the west coast of America – then to Guangzhou for a startup weekend. Its been over 2 years since visiting Shanghai, that was spring 2010! Amazing how time flies. I have been building up meetings and connections there to visit, and below …

Travel Plan The Next 4 Months

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Been getting tweets, phone calls, emails since I blogged I am leaving Shenzhen. I feel the love! Its not that I am leaving FOREVER – but probably won’t be here to much these next few months. Maybe back in late November. I am not sure if I have blogged it yet, but put on facebook and twitter feeds that I …

Reflections from my Shanghai Trip

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Heading back to Shenzhen in a bit (sitting in a delayed terminal due to rainstorms in south china), and wanted to summarize and reflect on my 10 days in shanghai. Management – I have always admitted to myself and to others this is my weakness, details and pushing others to work. Also somewhat feel it is cultural differences in style, …

Suicides in a Chinese Factory – Who To Blame?

In china business by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Been spending over a week here in Shanghai, with the majority of my time around ecommerce and ebay where Mike Song’s office is. Been seeing how he manages his office and organizes the workflow, has been very interesting. I mentioned the other day how much I like dumplings over other Chinese food, and tonight for dinner, his sister prepared HAND …