Misc / Personal

How Long Will You Be In Hong Kong?

The plan was always to be here for three to five years, and that is still the plan. Why that plan? Here’s why.

June 8th, 2015 | No Comments

Why I Moved To Hong Kong

We didn’t move to Hong Kong because of a job. We moved here to adopt a child from China.

May 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Don Loper Is Retiring

No, I’m not shutting down the blog, but I am retiring the use of “Don Loper” as its name. I’ve already transferred all my Twitter followers and history over to a new account @joshsteimle (it’s pretty easy, see here), and a similar change will be happening everywhere else I’ve used the Don Loper name, including with […]

April 18th, 2015 | No Comments

What It’s Really Like Flying Emirates Airlines Business Class

I’m in Dubai right now. I flew here on Emirates Airlines, Business Class, and I flew for free so I am in no way complaining–it was easily the best flight I’ve ever had. I just want to help you set your expectations straight in case you’re getting ready to flying Emirates Business Class for the first […]

November 5th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Video And Slides From My TEDx Talk

On May 31, 2014 I gave my first ever TEDx talk in Hong Kong to an audience of 1,000. The video went live on YouTube around July 19, 2014, and in the past two days has been viewed by a larger audience of almost 5,000. It was a terrifying experience, made more so by my […]

July 20th, 2014 | No Comments

My 2013 In Review. Hong Kong, Forbes, Adoption, And More.

As I sit in a Starbucks in Hong Kong, typing with my freezing fingers (it gets pretty cold here in the winter, who knew? not me) and nursing a hazelnut steamed milk (too expensive, but I figure it’s the price I pay for a place to work when I’m out and about in the city), […]

February 10th, 2014 | No Comments

Paypal Buys Braintree For $800M In Cash And All I Got Was This Story

It’s official, Paypal has acquired Braintree for $800M in cash. Congrats to Bryan Johnson, Braintree’s founder and a former client of mine. I met Bryan back in 2003 when he was working on a real estate development in Sandy, Utah. I still remember where I was a few years later when he was starting Braintree […]

September 26th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Walmart Coming To Hong Kong?

MarketWatch reported that Walmart is considering buying out a local chain of supermarkets here in Hong Kong. The Park ‘n Shop stores are, generally speaking, convenience stores. There is nothing here like a Walmart, let alone Sam’s Club or Costco. Walmart is one of the things I miss about the US, and I’d be the […]

August 8th, 2013 | No Comments

A Special Offer For Three Hong Kong Businesses

While my company remains headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, early this year I incorporated my online marketing firm MWI in Hong Kong and secured an office in Causeway Bay. We are bringing an entirely new paradigm of online marketing to Hong Kong and Asia that will transform your business and boost sales far beyond […]

July 24th, 2013 | 3 Comments

The New DonLoper.com

Welcome to the recently redesigned DonLoper.com, folks. Designed and coded by two talented individuals to be fully responsive for desktop, tablet, and mobile. This new website was inspired by a fortunate series of events that have led me to rebrand myself as something of a knowledge expert or thought leader (terms I’m still uncomfortable using […]

July 9th, 2013 | 6 Comments