Daily Bamboo Innovator Insight (Life & Books): Friday 14 Nov 2014 – A popular currency trading website vanished overnight and $1-billion of investors’ money disappeared with it


Building Legacies: Family business succession in South-east Asia: Economist, CampdenFB

A popular currency trading website vanished overnight and $1-billion of investors’ money disappeared with it: FP

From crew member to CEO of McDonald’s Singapore; “Somewhere, some time in my career, someone gave me a break. Someone saw some potential in me and opened that door.” AsiaOne

Open letter to the G20: exposing the corporate shell game is good for business – and the world: Guardian

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Says These 5 Habits Made Him Successful: BusinessInsider

Family Businesses of the First World War: CampdenFB

Avian navigation: Flight risk; Pigeons appear to use gravity to set a course back to their lofts: Economist

European history: Reactionary days; How Europe invented the modern repressive state: Economist

Veterans break 50-year silence on China’s first nuclear test: WantChinaTimes

What the stock market can teach you about your own personality; Money brings out the insecurity in everyone. But here’s the good news: you can defeat it: Guardian

Why cats never became man’s best friend: Quartz

Why the Wagner family has outsourced almost nothing at its $200 million airport: BRW

The evolution of a TED Book cover: TED

Unraveling Why Some Mammals Kill Off Infants: NYTimes

The meaning of solitude: KoreaTimes

Auto Parts Billionaire Shahid Khan: I Felt The American Dream In My First 24 Hours Here: Forbes

Five Smart Risks To Set Yourself Apart In Cautious Times: Forbes

Transportation, divergence, and the industrial revolution (and the oil tanker king John Fredriksen), Climateer Investing

Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus: Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made  of fungi: BBC

Cost management: A path to sustainable performance improvement: Nation

Taylor Swift Is the Music Industry: BusinessWeek

In the sleepy world of podcasts, ‘Serial’ murder mystery is a sensation and a global phenomenon —a testament to the power of great story-telling. WSJ

Three ways CEOs can improve the supply chain. CEOs increasingly view the supply chain as a critical point of competitive differentiation. Here’s how to make it better. McKinsey


The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons: Amazon

Zeckendorf: The autobiography of the man who played a real-life game of Monopoly and won the largest real estate empire in history: Amazon


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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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