Christopher Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

Comments Off on USA is Missing the Global Revolution and We’re Not Much Better

Time Magazine Dec. 5, 2011

Look at the latest issue from Time Magazine and tell me what’s different about the US version relative to the rest of the world.  I think this is a great commentary on what Time thinks of its North American readership.  I don’t claim to be an expert on anything international after having spent 2 weeks in South East Asia, or even after having brokered a few international trade deals, but take a trip to the other side of the world and learn how ignorant we actually are.  It’ll do more for you than watching The Daily Show.


Like I said in my last post, real posts on stuff that’s a bit more local and close to your heart later in the week.  Denote is just keeping me too busy.

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Comments Off on Simple and Shallow Reasons to Run Your Own Business

These are tied to my own personal experiences, but I’ve been pondering a few great reasons (in my opinion) why you should take the path of working for yourself.  They are fairly simple and fairly shallow.  These are in no particular order and I’m sure I’m also missing MANY great reasons.  I’d love for people to comment and add them so I can add to the list!   Reason 1   Read More ...

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Comments Off on China’s Minimum Wage Is Changing the World

Inspired by the APEC conference having just finished in Hawaii, I thought I’d make a post on an article I read a few days ago.   Interesting bit of news I read the other day and I’m sure I don’t understand it as well as I should, but China’s Guangdong province has given a 20% increase to worker’s minimum wage. With the province’s heavy emphasis on manufacturing it could mean   Read More ...

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Comments Off on Thoughts on Manulife Indonesia

This is somewhat of an aside, but I think it’s worth noting because it really struck a chord with me. Manulife Indonesia were gracious enough to be sponsors of Junior Team Canada’s trade mission to Indonesia this year and we were lucky enough (and perhaps gracious enough depending on your confidence level) to learn about their company and operations in Indonesia.  Personally, I found the event amazing.  We were given   Read More ...

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Comments Off on Hong Kong from the Plane

Truly is an amazing city.  The vertical architecture is just so impressive!

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