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


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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