Resource revolution: Gathering force; Explores how technological advances are revolutionizing resource productivity, the future of lean, why leaders of organizational change must examine their own behavior, how to manage shareholder acti

McKinsey Quarterly

Resource revolution: Gathering force

Explores how technological advances are revolutionizing resource productivity, the future of lean, why leaders of organizational change must examine their own behavior, how to manage shareholder activists, and the rising risk of cyberattacks.

2014 Number 2

Issue contents

Resource revolution: Gathering force

Are you ready for the resource revolution?

Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

The disruptive potential of solar power

The future of lean

Next frontiers for lean

When Toyota met e-commerce: Lean at Amazon

When big data goes lean

Bringing lean thinking to energy

(Still) learning from Toyota

Other highlights

Change leader, change thyself

The hidden value of organizational health—and how to capture it

Building a forward-looking board

Building a sense of purpose at Pixar

Research, trends, and emerging thinking

Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources

High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda?

The rising strategic risks of cyberattacks

Why gender diversity at the top remains a challenge

A new act for fracking?


About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (, the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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