Language Lessons

I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend – the fall weather is starting and leaves are starting to turn. Luckily, the weather service was wrong yet again and today is supposed to be a nice day weather-wise. Far be it for me to complain either way. If I get up and both feet hit the floor unassisted, I … Read More

Yugely Sadly

The news is ‘in’, so to speak – the US economy was down in August and actually was less than every single prediction provided by professionally accredited Bloomberg contributors. And Hong Kong’s was far worse – ‘yugely worse’, to paraphrase an American cheese-coloured hair ‘friend’ (sic) of mine. At least, though, Hong Kong’s leader-in-public today made history by doing the … Read More

Whoosh

No, please don’t think that I’m in any way doing an infringement on Nike (FYI, they use Swoosh)…this is WHOOSH ie. the sound the toilet makes when you’re flushing. Ever since Mike prevailed upon me to write the ‘occasional’ column, it has morphed into a regular (almost) weekly dealio – I’m not complaining but just saying that, in the beginning, … 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