Words that make me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Blogging

Mike! You are an inspiration.

Just listing to your latest podcast this morning as I tidy the garden in piss wet cold British lockdown. You inspired me to dig back into GFA24 and 117 Steve Marsh – great stuff …I t’s a while since I listened to them. I have spent the last year focussing on Amazon skills and took my foot off the gas ...

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powerful and insightful vlogs and blogs are always the answer to any question about business and life

Mike is not only such an expert in the China market. His powerful and insightful vlogs and blogs are always the answer to any question about business and life on this side of the world. Mike is also a wonderful human who is open and willing to help to share his experiences. I can only say that whoever is curious ...

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Thank you for doing your best to help others

People like you are much needed in today’s world, the ones that inspire and motivate people with their own stories.

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I look forward to watching your vlog every time I see a new one posted

Hey Mike, hope all is well and great. I’ve been following all your Vlogs lately. You kids are gorgeous and getting big. I look forward to watching your vlog every time I see a new one posted. I feel you are definitely inspiring and motivating people, including myself. Keep vlogging man. And congrats on the new move. Best of luck ...

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Consulting

Michael is a fantastic resource about everything business

Michael is a fantastic resource about everything business and digital in China.

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Thank you Michael for laying out the the landscape

Another valuable chapter in the unwritten rule book for China began, than you for your sage advice as I page along the rest of the book.

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Mike shared some very useful insights

Mike shared some very useful insights on accelerators in China as well as those abroad.

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Michael, I’m looking forward to meet you once I arrive there!

I had a pleasure of speaking with Michael about my relocation to China. Even though he was busy with his work, dedicated me good amount of time.

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He gave me insightful feedback on my business ideas

Michael was incredibly helpful to me in our 30 minute chat. He gave me insightful feedback on my business ideas while introducing me to several relevant contacts. He could not have been more gracious or willing to help. – Matt, Shanghai

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He provided a lot of very valuable feedback about my business

I’m glad I called Mike up and recommend you do the same if you are planning anything in China.

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Experienced first hand in the Chinese market

Mike provided great insights about startups looking to expand into other markets (particularly China).

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Amazing

Michael gave a lot of useful inputs including list of links that he managed to pull out during our discussion.

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Talking with Michael was really an enjoyable experience.

He is very knowledgeable about what factors are essential for creating a successful startup.

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Michael gave us a great contact

He’s so nice and generous with his knowledge!!

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Michael was there to provide me information I needed

Just arrived in Shenzhen, I was wondering about startup related events here and Michael was there to provide me information I needed.

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Mike should be your go-to guy for advice

Mike should be your go-to guy for advice on market entry, connecting with the right people, and figuring out how to make things happen fast!

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Michael was incredibly helpful and kind in offering advice

His insights were very valuable and I would encourage others to speak to Michael!

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Michael provided expert advice

Michael provided expert advice to clarify and update me about the latest business environment in Southern China.

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Mike was a huge help to me

When I first arrived in China Mike was a huge help to me – gave me great advice for getting connected to startups and customers in the China business community. – Kevin Dewalt MANYWHEELS, INC.

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Michael was very considerate, responsive and helpful

We communicated on WeChat and the phone, during which he sincerely offered valuable advice and direct help in a number of different areas which I am following up with him about.

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He’s been instrumental in my job search

He’s been instrumental in my job search, putting me in contact with several people, which has made my life a lot easier. I definitely recommend Michael.

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Absolutely fantastic and helpful

I never expected to get much of what he helped with but within few minutes, he was able to help me out and I will be on my way to China soon!

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Thanks, Michael!

I had a specific question that I wasn’t sure Michael could answer. But lo and behold, he hooked it up! Thanks, Michael!

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This guy is the real deal!

Mike is very knowledgeable and the feedback he has given has saved me hours, if not days of research and market studies.

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I would work with him again in a heartbeat

His depth of knowledge and ability to listen and communicate his thoughts was extremely helpful. I would work with him again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Mike!

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I will be closer to making my dreams a reality

With one life to live, talking with Michael is invaluable if you’re passionate and serious about making a positive impact in the Chinese market.

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Mike was able to help me to clarify my startup idea

His experience on this field helped me to find the correct path of my project.

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Michael was very generous with providing his precious time

Michael was also quite generous in helping connecting with other entrepreneurs who could potentially be of help. Thanks Michael.

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We do appreciate you being part of our journey

As a start-up we really get great advice on business development, marketing strategy and event holding from Michael

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Michael was fantastic

The information he shared and the advice he gave me concerning my project led directly to a change in my approach.

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Knows his way around building a business

It’s very valuable to speak with someone who knows the lay of the land here in China and I’m glad to be in touch.

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I highly recommend chatting with Michael – you will not regret it.

His personal experiences and eagerness to assist was very helpful and much appreciated.

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It is a pleasure to work with Michael

Goes above and beyond expectations, and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

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I’m proud we have got chance to work with him

His passion, focus and devotion in Social Agent make me fully believe he is right now taking his organization to success.

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Michael provided me with valuable insights and advice

I’m new to Asia and Michael provided me with valuable insights and advice about getting my business off the ground.

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I thoroughly enjoy working with Michael.

Michael is a genuine stand-up guy, and I would highly recommend doing business with him.

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Pioneered the first coworking space in Shenzhen

Michael has pioneered the first coworking space in Shenzhen and that takes a lot of bravery and patience.

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An asset to any organization

Brought both strategic guidance and hands-on execution results to the table on a recent project I worked on.

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Mike is a professional Online Marketing consultant

He is a real community manager and shake things when it comes to organize tech events/meetups. I also recommend him very much as a speaker.

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Thumbs up Michael!!

Michael is thoughtful and supportive.

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His hustle inspires me daily

He’s one of the very few still willing to get their hands dirty – his hustle inspires me daily.

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Mike is a very determined individual

Mike is a very determined individual. Resilient to get the work done, and thinks outside of the box to achieve results for his clients.

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His knowledge is invaluable!

I had great time talking to him and share business insights as fellow entrepreneur. He has been VERY helpful and I’m keen on working together with him on future projects!

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Great insights about lean startup

It helped me gained a much better understanding of LS.

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One of the most visible and connected expats in Shenzhen.

He has been instrumental in connecting me with the right people – people that I can trust.

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Mike was critical in helping me understand business culture in China

I would recommend speaking with Mike for anyone who needs to understand Chinese social interactions, especially in the import/export and e-commerce business.

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Mike is THE GUY

Do yourself a favor and get some advice from Mike.

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Knowledge of doing business and startups in China is right on point

Michael’s knowledge of doing business and startups in China is right on point.

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Seeking genuine guidance and motivation

I encourage you to keep up the good work in the entrepreneurial community. Because people like myself are seeking genuine guidance and motivation.

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Events

Mike is a professional Online Marketing consultant

He is a real community manager and shake things when it comes to organize tech events/meetups. I also recommend him very much as a speaker.

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Mike is a hustler and super-networker.

I always found him insightful, honest, with great experiences and great sense of humor. His work ethic is the same as his Twitter follower count: beyond reproach.

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Michael quickly and efficiently helped my organization

We are planning an event and Michael’s experience has been very valuable in making everything go smoothly.

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Training

You are well on your way to great things

I now have a much better understanding of what business and even day-to-day life is like in China.

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Mike is doing amazing things for the startup community in China!

Not only a brilliant entrepreneur himself; he is mentoring others and spreading the seeds of entrepreneurship with his work on Startup Weekend and its explosive growth throughout China!

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Looking forward to the next discussion with him!

Michael helps me a lot in terms of establishing a new social media account with not-so-much resources!

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I enjoyed working with Michael

Michael is very driven in his business and is a great communicator. He was always very professional and his insight was invaluable.

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My meeting with Michael was incredibly useful

His experience and insight allowed him to answer all my questions and give very key advice to my continuing work towards China.

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meeting you in person, was very fulfilling for me

Today I'm miles ahead of where I was just a year ago. You should feel good inside about playing a part in my success.

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Working For Mike

Whether you see your career playing out in China or elsewhere in the world, working with Mike is going to speed up that proces

“I’m writing this testimonial from my apartment in Medellin, Colombia which I never could’ve imagined if I didn’t meet Mike and start working under him just 6 months ago (summer 2017). At the time I joined, I was an English teacher in China that wanted to get more hands on experience with an entrepreneur in China. Slaving away at a ...

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I interned with Michael in 2013 and had a great experience in Shenzhen

“I interned with Michael in 2013 and had a great experience in Shenzhen. We were building Social Agent startup, hosting meet-ups, growing the community and team. I was exposed to every aspect of starting a business in China as a foreigner. No two days were the same when I worked with Michael. The dynamic environment I was in taught me ...

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Working offsite has given me the opportunity to work at my own pace

“Working offsite has given me the opportunity to work at my own pace and the flexibility to be able to work even during travels and to work wherever I want. I enjoy working in Global From Asia a lot because we have systems set up that really help most of us – if not all of us, to work efficiently ...

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Working at Shadstone is such an Amazing experience

“Working at Shadstone is such an amazing experience, not only do I get to be a part of a great team but I also get to learn new things. What I love the most is that we have SOPs to guide me through my tasks. With these SOPs, my work output is more precise and clear as we all follow ...

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Excellent management and leadership ability

He is a great communicator with excellent management and leadership ability.

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Mike is a hustler and super-networker.

I always found him insightful, honest, with great experiences and great sense of humor. His work ethic is the same as his Twitter follower count: beyond reproach.

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You are by far the best boss that I have worked with

Hello Mike, I know it’s very late, But I want you to know that coming up with the words to say this is not as easy as it seems. I thought about this long and hard. I even had a discussion with Honey Bell. So this decision weighs heavily but I think this would be the best choice. This past ...

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just wanted to let you know that you’ve been a great and kind boss

I just wanted to let you know that you've been a great and kind boss and I appreciated that. I wanted to thank you for all the opportunity you've given me. I really learned a lot! Thank you and God bless! 🙂 I wish you all the best and your business

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