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
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 (www.heroinnovator.com), 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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