China, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation

The Other Side of Fear: Regret for The Risks Not Taken

Will I be able to lead a life of regret? The most powerful reason that helped me make a decision to start a business was related to one other type of fear. It was this question: ‘If I don’t take the risk now, will I be able to lead a life of regret?’ I tried… Continue reading The Other Side of Fear: Regret for The Risks Not Taken

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Business, China, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation, Uncategorized

 Saying NO to Your Excuses

I remember that when I was starting my career I had a plan:  I wanted to start my own business one day. But I told myself that I needed to work for a large corporation for at least 5 years to get the necessary work experience. I also told myself that I needed to work… Continue reading  Saying NO to Your Excuses

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Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation, Uncategorized

Do You Fear the Unknown? The Fears that Stop You from Starting a Business.

It is very natural to feel afraid about starting a business. An average person might have a stable job, great pay, vacations, and a social life. When you become an entrepreneur things change:  you realize that you have to work long hours, you have less time for family and friends, the future looks uncertain, and… Continue reading Do You Fear the Unknown? The Fears that Stop You from Starting a Business.

Art, Business, Design, Entrepreneurship, Humour, Management, Motivation

How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers!(Part 2)

In my last post I wrote out some of the details specific to the variety of artist that I work with.  This time I will go into some of the major Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with these strange creatures.                              … Continue reading How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers!(Part 2)

Art, Business, Cartoons, Design, Entrepreneurship, Humour, Management

How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers! (Part 1)

In this week’s blog I’ll discuss some of the techniques and tricks for training and working with artists.  Having an artist can be a fun and rewarding experience.  If not handled in a stern but caring manner however, you might find yourself in a world of trouble, heartache, and frustration. There are many varieties of… Continue reading How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers! (Part 1)

Art, Business, Cartoons, China, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation

Talent Can Be Learned, But Can Ambition?

     My first job in China was an HR position for a start up company. I was looking through many applicants’ CVs each day, but it wasn’t until a year after I started that I received a CV of a talent that left me completely in awe:   …In thirty years’ time he has… Continue reading Talent Can Be Learned, But Can Ambition?

Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation

Talent or Ambition, Which Matters More When Starting a Business?

When we hear about someone who has succeeded in business, our first thought might be that this person is very talented. By reading the stories of some of the most successful people in history, we can see that not all of them were born talented. On the contrary, they often attribute their success to their… Continue reading Talent or Ambition, Which Matters More When Starting a Business?

China, Comics, Entrepreneurship, Kindle ebooks, publishing

The Journey to Self Publishing

The day has finally come! When we first decided to start a T-shirt business, Vali drew a short comic series to introduce our brand mascot Mort. At that time, we had no idea that we would be publishing this comic book. We knew that the traditional publishing process is cumbersome for independent producers, and takes… Continue reading The Journey to Self Publishing

Art, Branding, Business, Cartoons, China, Comics, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration

“An Expat Couple on a Business Adventure in the Middle Kingdom”

We are Kat and Vali, an expat couple who met in Beijing.  We’ve been in Beijing collectively for over ten years. While its very hard to put a 10+ year story into an intro paragraph, for now we will just say briefly that we both came to learn Chinese and met at our first job… Continue reading “An Expat Couple on a Business Adventure in the Middle Kingdom”