by Toffler



Posts Categorized / Entrepreneurship

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 […]

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.

Interview about Chinese tourism by another China blogger

This interview by a China blogger with an—dare I say—expert on Chinese outbound tourism is quite interesting and very informative. Roy Graff’s business concept is brilliant, just wish I’d thought of that. Tourism is fundamentally a good thing and Chinese outbound tourism helps to reduce China’s astronomical trade surplus. And I’m all for speeding up […]

Entrepreneurs in Shanghai

January 25, 2007 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Saturday night, Andrew and I sat at a bar discussing how we could get our picture on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, ie what either of us could do to become a successful entrepreneur. Not long after this conversation, a few USC alums walked in, including a couple who have started a number of their […]

Encounters with Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2006 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Last night I went to a meeting of the Shanghai Entrepreneurs Group (SEG), so thought today I’d write my first post about Entrepreneurship. But first let me comment on that group. It is a rather eclectic group of both entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. Although the majority of the fields were something related to […]