What Is Mike Michelini Up To Now – Aug 13 – 19, 2023

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What Mike Michelini is up to Now – Aug 13 – 19, 2023

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Full house here as Wendy takes in a friend and her son trying to “escape” China and relocate to Thailand. Summer is coming to an end with the kids starting school this Tuesday, and will also re-inspire the business community overall.

* Financials, restructuring. Separating myself more from Shadstone as more an advisor and director. Andres advising me to create a board (have never done so before). All leading up to the settlement of the Purse acquisition in October.
* Cross Border Summit agenda is 90% done, confirming w/ speakers. Coordinating with our amazing sponsors, and locking in seats. We may have a new community manager help us.
* Speaking more – got a speaker slot in Prague at end of September, and also HKTDC webinar end of August.
* Further Loadpipe product mapping – founding team and formation is getting more and more solid, interest from investors, and various amazing opportunities bubbling from it as October approaches.

For those who want to hear the full week plan for Shadstone Limited, Mike’s company (removing sensitive info) – here it is:

Week Plan Aug 13 – 19, 2023 Shadstone Limited

The only constant is change. And change is definitely happening here in the network of Shadstone ninjas and projects and clients. As we are past the halfway point in 2023, we have started really to prepare for growth, and “independence”.

What do I mean by independence – well it has been my fault for years – but Shadstone is built as the human resource / ninja team for so many of our JV and investment projects. The financial team, Martha, Febby, (and others before them) have always pushed me/us to be more clear – but it is finally happening – we must.

We are working with our JV partners on better financial, and a more “sustainable” agreement for Shadstone as a company and as a team.

And this may mean my own transition.

But please don’t be alarmed, if anything this is a huge chance for all the ninjas at Shadstone. To step up even more (I’ve been so happy seeing the stepping up over the years), to grow, to take initiative, to earn more, to be more of a partner. Hope to define this even more this week, but essentially I may become a separate piece in the Shadstone puzzle more clearly defined.

Some highlights to note last week and this upcoming week:

* Handshake mastermind gettin back rolling on twtiter spaces (I still need to get better luck w/ my IT setup for it).
* Deep, deep discussions with so many Purse users, power users, suppliers, employees as we work to reach the October close date.
* Amazon brands are doing well – Excalibur Brothers is launching multiple products (finally) after various hiccups with watch roll, and shot glass set did well in Vine.
* Esatto is preparing that fourth container, and still trying to dig out of the debt from the warehouse robbery.
* Akitai is budgeting a new product every quarter and working on steady growth.
* Para Living holdings is becoming more and more real – with spreadsheets, valuations, team building, discussions, and slack groups forming.
* Mike has been so deep in thought on how to integrate/synergize all of this – but sees them connecting through the e-commerce connection – from community, to investments, to startups.

And from this, really we want to keep promoting and building from within. Find diamonds in our team, nurture them, and have them flourish.

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