Lost in Translation

Is it me or has the world gone totally off on a tangent? When I was a child, leaders were supposed to be these erudite, polished statesmen who seemed to have learned (most of the time) from the example of WW II that discussion and consensus were far more likely to achieve positive outcomes for all concerned. But now it … Read More

Picking a Side of the Border

Dear Readers, Thank you for reading – a buddy Chris Moore sent me an article of someone stopping their newsletter. Yet I feel this newsletter here at Global From Asia is really “heating up” with a lot of great feedback from subscribers, with higher open rates and more personal replies, so thank you. Maybe it is because I am picking … Read More

Truth, Sanity & Reason

It has been an interesting week. The Donald labelled China, “a currency manipulator”. Leaving aside the fact that every single country ‘manipulates’ (sic) its currency to some degree, overtly and/or covertly, China has been adroitly and expensively (to it) manipulating its currency to maintain its level to NOT FALL. So they showed Donald and withdrew a degree of support…in 2 … Read More

A New Direction In The Ecommerce Business and Strategy (plus theme)

Dear Readers Back to Chiang Mai from a week in Manila (and a week in Bangkok the week before) and returned to the wife and kids with a new direction for business here. Those who have been following the E-commerce Gladiator series – ie Sisitano – have been curious to know the latest. It was acquired into an Amazon FBA … Read More

The People Are Singing But is Anyone Listening?

So, at long last, Boris Johnson is now, as Ivanka Trump put it so cogently, Prime Minister of The United Kingston. Notwithstanding his previous adamantly categorical assurances of a No-Deal Brexit being “one in a million”, he has less than 100 days to get a deal done and his demands that the EU reopen its previous agreement and that the … Read More

Start Your August Off With Cross Border Plans

Dear Readers, The heated month of July is past us and I am writing this today from Manila, Philippines. Makes me realize when I was in high school there was a rap song talk about a rapper hiding out in the Philippines and I thought it was so exotic – now this is just a short business trip (announcement on … Read More

Let’s Be Careful Out There

So I’m taking a break and decided to write the column today…I’m in the process of negotiating a reasonably complex deal between someone in Malaysia who wants to sell wood, someone in China who can cure and prepare it, someone in Pakistan who will do the final manufacturing, and someone in the USA who wants to buy the finished product … Read More

[Video] What To Expect In Guangzhou + Opportunities Coming

Dear Readers, Greetings from Bangkok – this summer has been quite a bit of travel and “hustle” for various eCommerce developments. Manila tomorrow – some exciting things coming so stay tuned. Quite a few questions about the format and style of this year’s Cross Border Summit – our first in Guangzhou – so I wrote up and then recorded – … Read More

Flakier Fake News

President Erdogan of Turkey – oh, hell, let’s call him Emperor…I mean the guy just moved into a new 1000 room (no, I am not making it up) ‘office’ so shouldn’t he have a title commensurate with the building? All right, then, if you insist, we’ll call him King….anyway, he’s gone through with the purchase of the Russian missiles and … Read More

Annoucement: ANZCOM South China Disbanding

Sad news today. Important ANZCOM News/ Follow Up & Farewell Jul 19, 6:22pm G’day Mike Michelini, You will recall we reached out early last month with the mail below. After reviewing the responses the clear consensus is that the universality of social media in south China renders the concept of formal organizations like ANZCOM effectively redundant. Consequently we have closed … Read More