Daily Bamboo Innovator Insight (Life & Books): Thursday 13 Nov 2014 – Peter Thiel’s very negative – and very useful – advice for entrepreneurs


Peter Thiel’s very negative – and very useful – advice for entrepreneurs: Fortune

America’s Youngest Female Billionaire Explains How She’s Transforming Medicine: BusinessInsider

Some Of The Most Successful Businesses In The US Were Started By Entrepreneurs Over Age 50: BusinessInsider

Why Panera’s CEO Wrote A 20-Page Memo About How He Would Destroy Panera: BusinessInsider

Jerry Seinfeld Explains How He’s Remained Consistently Successful: BusinessInsider, WNYC

China’s Philosopher-CEO Zhang Ruimin; Haier’s leader describes how he built a winning global company by continually reframing his management philosophy. Strategy&

The books that illuminate a turbulent decade in business: FT

6 Hustles Warren Buffett Used To Make $53,000 By Age 16: BusinessInsider

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy: HBR

Why Time — Not Money — Is the Key to Happiness: Knowledge@Wharton

Nicholas Kristof’s ‘Path’ to More Effective Giving; New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses how to use your time and money for the greatest good. Knowledge@Wharton

The ‘Too Rich to Succeed’ Challenge Facing Start-ups: Knowledge@Wharton

Customer Loyalty in the Age of Big Data: Knowledge@Wharton

CEO of SAP: Why Writing About the Past Helped Me Lead in the Present: 250 words

Bringing a healthy dose of pragmatism to strategy: McKinsey

The Most Underutilized Tool in Making People Happier at Work: LinkedIn

Is It Legit? A Quick Look At Different Types Of Financial Fraud: Aleph

Scientific Insights From Rats Filled With Regrets; Researchers learn that rodents share what appears to be a uniquely human emotion: WSJ

Problems Plagued Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Long Before Crash; Richard Branson’s Projections on Launch Ran Counter to Technical Capabilities: WSJ

Making ‘Profit’ a Dirty Word in Higher Education; A million students may lose financial aid thanks to rules that don’t apply to public universities. WSJ

Inventiveness isn’t always the exclusive realm of educated boffins: TheStar

Tatsumi: Godfather of alternative manga is reborn on film: JapanTimes

What would you like to learn today? Building a center for research into Self-Organized Learning: TED

Let it go, let it go: 4 strategies to help you stop micromanaging: BRW

The 7 secrets to Gail Kelly’s success: BRW

Study Reveals The Career Strategy That Top CEOs Have In Common: BusinessInsider

The productivity of PhDs: Lazy graduate students? Economist

8 Ways to Motivate People to Say Yes More Often: FastCompany


Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t: Amazon

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization: Amazon


About bambooinnovator
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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