Making Seller Magic Happen in the UK

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week. I’m back in Thailand after an intense week in China last week and have some great podcasts lined up about it. Today I want to highlight my friend and fellow podcaster – Danny McMillan. Quite a few people I met on my China travels have enjoyed his Seller Sessions podcast … Read More

Just Saying!

Good afternoon…by the time you all (or should I say y’all) will be reading this, it will be Friday…so the 13th issue of Global Gab is coming out on a Friday – I did not and do not intend to make fun of anyone’s beliefs or superstitions….the reason that I pointed out such an abstract correlation is to clearly demonstrate … Read More

Exciting Times Ahead For the Community

Dear readers, Quick note while on the road (with limited, Chinese internet) here in Guangzhou. It has been an exciting couple days already and here’s a photo from our GFA round table this past Tuesday in Hong Kong: And as this is being sent out we’ll be having a workshop going on in Shenzhen. Don’t worry, we are hosting our … Read More

Enjoying The Conversations We Have Been Having

Wow, thank you for the amazing feedback and interest in last week’s Cross Border Summit announcement. Seems from all the suggestions on speakers, format, and more – our fourth annual, this time in Guangzhou, Oct 22-23 is going to on a whole new level of epic. I’m heading to China next week to visit venues and will keep everyone here … Read More

Through The Roof

Man, I don’t think that The Donald is draining the swamp, so much as he is roiling it! I have written this week’s ‘weekly’ (more or less) column twice already and deleted same because they were stale dated before I could press the “send” button. Stress? Through the roof! How can anyone make future plans when the leader of the … Read More

Call For Speakers

Call For Trending Topics, Speakers, and More At Our Fourth Annual Cross Border Summit Oct 22 With the Spring trade show season wrapping up, many people missed our Cross Border Summit. The amazing feedback I have been hearing in the community has driven us to make our fourth annual even better. Guangzhou, China, Oct 22 and 23. Already, speakers, sponsors, … Read More

Building “Charming” Developments

One of the foremost lessons of Sun Tzu in The Art of War is that a good general does not seek to fight and always looks for an alternative, particularly a back door. The Government of Taiwan especially embraced this strategy when they started ‘encouraging’ investment in Mainland China, and indeed they subsidized almost all the losses that occurred to … Read More

Happy May Day Holiday, Let’s Talk Bootcamps and Summits

Dear readers, I have enjoyed having more of a conversation with you all over the last month or two. It has definitely made me change the style of these newsletters to be more of a conversation rather than a list of industry news. Much more people opening and responding, which is a positive sign. For those who have met me … Read More

Don’t You Just Love The Adjectives

To all you wonderful folks out there in la-la land, Happy May 1st….if you’re in (most of) Europe, you get a day off; in China, you are getting 3 days (and, no, you unacclimated Westerners, this does not necessarily amount to 5 days off as this Sunday is for most going to be a work day, and last Sunday for … Read More