Black Hat and Trade Wars: How Far Is One Willing To Go?

Dear Readers, As you have noticed, (and I warned you!) I am starting to go on the more “bold and dangerous side” of the content here at Global From Asia. Trade wars, protests, blue collar Americans getting sacked, and this week, black hat tactics on Amazon. Another nerve to strike for you. As if the trade war and protests weren’t … Read More

Talking to My Uncle: The Gutting Of Blue Collars

Dear Readers, The newsletter last Thursday got some interesting feedback, hope my “keeping it real” style was appreciated. Too many people on the internet are hiding their real feelings. Here at Global From Asia, as it is independently owned, I’m able to say it how I see it. Honestly, I don’t choose either side of the border, the Chinese or … Read More

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