Exciting Preparations with Danny McMillan

Dear Readers, With just a few weeks to go until our fourth annual Cross Border Summit, our email box has been full with the 20+ speakers, the confirmed attendees, the organizing team, and all the insanity from media and PR. Focusing on the event itself, we have amazing lineup of speakers and content – one of my favorites (sorry to … Read More

Meeting Friends & “Big Chinese Sellers” in Guangzhou, China

Dear Readers, Further down my travels from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and now to Guangzhou, China – meeting lots of amazing people. From the decade+ of my grinding and hustling in China – it’s great to know I still have such amazing friends. You can read all about my experience knowing that there are people who will find ways to … Read More

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