A Day In The Life As Business Development At An Acquisitions Firm

Dear Readers, Greetings from Shenzhen, China! As stated in last week’s newsletter, I have begun my 2 weeks road show in China – events and coordinating the last minute madness for the fourth annual Cross Border Summit. Many have been curious about what I’m doing as Director of Business Development at Alpha Rock Capital – which I joined once they … Read More

1 Month Until Cross Border Summit (+ Heading into Mainland for Biz Devin’)

Dear Readers, Going past 1 year living outside of China, I am still going strong with China relations! Our Cross Border Summit is 1 month away and I am heading into Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and even Henan (yes, keep on reading). What’s the agenda? Business development. With the summit a bit over a month away, will be meeting … Read More

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

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

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

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

[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

It Is Happening: Early Bird Tickets For Cross Border Summit

Dear Readers, Just arriving back in Thailand from a 10 day trip to China – and things are cooking. Many have been asking, and it is a pleasure to announce we have opened up early bird tickets for our fourth annual Cross Border Summit! What started in April 2016, the Cross Border Summit has become Global From Asia’s main event … Read More

Double Down in Vegas

Dear Readers, I am on the road again – passing through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Ningbo – seems I can’t stay away from this area. On the trip, I had a chance to catch up with Howard Thai – the Professor of Amazon – and an expert in our GFA community (also will be a speaker at our fourth annual … Read More