by Toffler



Posts Categorized / Entrepreneurship & Business

The Evolving World of a Location Independent Entrepreneur

March 24, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Traveling | by TofflerN

Big thanks to Dan Andrews (@TropicalMBA) over at Tropical MBA for letting me re-post his super insightful comments about the evolving landscape of what it means, and the advantages of, being a location independent entrepreneur, particularly in Asia. I loved the way he articulated the changes and advantages of living and running your business overseas.  Succinct, to the […]

My Passport is Feeling Neglected

October 4, 2012 | Entrepreneurship, Traveling, Wellness | by TofflerN

After the year that 2011 was, where I didn’t stay in any place longer than 4 months and I often didn’t know where I’d call home the next month or even the next week, 2012 has been a HUGE contrast.  I haven’t left the US since I returned in early January this year. ‘Home’ has […]

So-called Capitalism Isn’t Working

September 29, 2011 | China News, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business | by TofflerN

While that’s a nice tagline, it should really say: Corruption is working or Corruption is alive and well When you have corrupt leaders in Africa who refuse to participate in the international capitalist system and instead hoard assets, engage in genocide and starve their peoples to death, this is not a failure of capitalism. This […]

A brief summary of March to December 2010

March: After returning to Shanghai after the Olympics, I decided I wanted to work for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  So I left italki and made Expo my mission. Success! March-May: I took my first Traditional Chinese Medicine Class and a photography class at the Expat Learning Center. March-November: I worked for Aden Services on […]

Do I do too much?

October 27, 2009 | Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Experiences | by TofflerN

I hadn’t really thought about it…maybe I’m just that good at managing my time…or maybe I’m just not fully committed to anything…  I didn’t even realize it until my friend said something to me about it at lunch today: I do a huge variety of stuff here and I’m still trying to do more.  Here’s […]

Overruns and Seconds in Shanghai

Look inside any garment and there’s a good chance you’ll see a “Made in China” label.  Garments of all sorts, qualities, and brands are made in China.  Most of the garment manufacturing is centered around the Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou/Shenzhen) or Ningbo.  Despite this, and the tight watch designers keep on their production facilities, many […]

Network Marketing in China

March 14, 2009 | Business Climate, China News, Entrepreneurship & Business | by TofflerN

I’ve signed up on a site where people can ask questions about traveling to different places and have them answered by locals, as a way to get the real feel for the place.  Besides the obvious and just plain stupid questions (do I, as an American, need a visa to China), some people have started […]

Great Wall Strikes Again

October 17, 2008 | Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Apparently my previous post wasn’t lost to the mysteries of WordPress but rather to the prying eyes of the Middle Kingdom’s national internet spying feature.  Nonetheless, very frustrating!  Well, I’ve learned my lesson: use a VPN when reviewing or writing on my blog.

More (paranoid) Security

As of yesterday all the food & drink vendors and retail outlets in and around Shanghai’s subway stations have cleared out their inventory and closed.  No more grabbing breakfast in the subway station for me.  :(  They’ve even put tape over the doors to make sure no one sneaks anything inside.  Some larger, more established […]