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Who Moved My Fortune?

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 in Book Coverage, Print, Wall Street Journal

Book Review: Some entrepreneurs want to do good. Many more are driven by a chip on the shoulder, a desire for revenge, a distaste for authority.   For more, read the original piece here....

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Launching a Start-Up Overseas

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Interviews and Media Quotes, Print, Quote, Wall Street Journal

Originally published on Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2012 by: Saabira Chaudhuri When Michael Michelini started Parallel Phenomena, a barware company, out of his New York apartment in 2004, his business model was simple: buy in bulk from China and sell to suppliers in the U.S. Michelini, then 23 and working at Deutsche Bank, quickly ran into difficulty sourcing his products. “It was hard to find a reliable source,” he recalls. “There were all sorts of quality and supply chain issues.” Eventually, frustrated by his suppliers’ lack of consistency, he quit Deutsche in 2007, moved to Shenzhen and set up a company to supply barware to his own and other U.S. companies. With growth in developed markets stagnating, entrepreneurs who might otherwise stay close to home are instead looking to start businesses in places such as China, India or Brazil...

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