OB BA DI

For those who have been waiting anxiously for the next issue of GLOBAL GAB, I thank you for your patience. In looking over the multiplicity of potential entries for this edition, I am struck by the fact that the delay of 6 weeks or so may actually have been to everyone’s advantage (and not just to those who were hoping … Read More

Future of Ecommerce and Your Data (Do You Really Care?)

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Yes, more and more percentage of that activity is being processed through Amazon as the rise of walled gardens has overtaken the open web. Do you or your customers (if  you’re a seller) think about where that data is going? How to get that data out? This is becoming more and more of a topic and … Read More

Thanksgiving Is About Being Grateful (plus lets talk about mindfulness)

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Most of us in the ecommerce world are scrambling to fulfill orders for the coming Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But, it is not just about selling and earning money. It is about being thankful. When those Europeans sat down with the Native Americans to eat corn and turkey, the meaning of this holiday was this: … Read More

The Fight for Attention (aka: getting your eyeballs)

We have heat here but fingers are still a bit chilly in Shenyang City as the news reports say snow is on the horizon. Winter is coming, and I hope all of you have an amazing rest of Q4 and to reflect and plan for 2021. The fight for attention. Each week I try to think of a witty subject … Read More

Happy Singles Day (and Happy Live Streaming)

Dear Global Business Enthusiasts, Hope all of you are happy. With all the negative news and hate in the world – I hope more of us can tune out the top headlines in these biased media corporations and instead focus on happiness and learning. Just wrapped up Singles day (Nov 11 is 11.11 so it has evolved into the China … Read More

Being Global From Asia – Japan Is A Must Include

Dear Global Business Enthusiasts, Japan Seems like a nice place in the world to be in, to me, doesn’t it to you? So let’s take a quick virtual trip to Japan. This week’s show we have Nick Katz, “The Japan Guy”, on the show sharing about Amazon Japan, and also some other ideas of channels and marketing in this fascinating … Read More

We Turned 7 Years Old [Content Upgrade]

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Time is flying – while most of us can’t wait until 2020 is over (myself included) – we do have a bit of a milestone here. Global From Asia just turned 7 years old. We started back on Oct 21, 2013 and the years keep flying by! One way we are celebrating is we are “upping … Read More

As the World Turns

Well, it’s been a whole month since the last gabfest and, frankly, the whole news cycle seems to be SSED (Same Sh-t, Every Day …you can buy your own vowel). Every day, Donnie Doofus spews some more of his bloviating bushwah and every day China’s syncophantic bureaucracy spews more fatuous figures than the day before. And the world stumbles on … Read More

Finding The Team for Ecommerce (Garbagemen + Artists)

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, We are back at the Ecommerce Gladiator program – and getting great feedback from the community already. We peel off a sliver of what we are doing (as this time a bit more “behind closed doors” in the gfavip community) and putting up today’s session as a GFA podcast. The topic – This is something I … Read More