How To Deal With the Next Mass Data Breach

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks … Read More

Is the US-China Conflict More than Just Trade?

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks … Read More

Wasn’t That A Party?

  Further to my comments on Irrational Exuberance, here are some excerpts from data that took place: On October 3rd/18, Bloomberg Opinion stated that US automakers “just had a bad month. Buckle up: It’s going to get worse.” They went on to say that ”sales cratered in September” with Toyota’s deliveries down 10%, Ford’s down 11%, and Nissan’s down 12% … Read More

Asia Also Getting Involved With Facebook’s Data

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks … Read More

Stop the world, I want to get off!

Well, it’s been a week….there’s an old Chinese curse that translates as,  “May you live in interesting times”, and these times sure are interesting. What was that old musical – “Stop the world, I want to get off!”. You may have noticed that a ‘deal’ was ‘done’ re: the USA and Canada. Donald got his wish that NAFTA was replaced, … Read More

It’s Going to Get a Lot Messier

Well, this being the first of who knows how many (or how few), I am going to take a minute to posit some guidelines: every figure that I use is legitimate – absolutely no fake news, not ever…any question as to the source will be immediately answered I have no political agenda – that said, the reader should understand that … Read More

US/China Trade War Tensions: Jack Ma Will No Longer Bring 1 Million Jobs To USA

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks … Read More

Introducing The New Column

Mike has asked me to supply a brief column that would hopefully lucidly (and, even more hopefully, succinctly) elaborate on the “events of the day”. It used to be that all of us going/dealing in foreign countries were considered to be outsiders but, given the issues with which we currently have to deal on an ongoing and increasing basis, it’s … Read More

How Short Will Videos Get On E-Commerce?

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks … Read More