Daily Bamboo Innovator Insight: Tues 18 Nov 2014 – 10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett


10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett, America’s second-richest person: Fortune

Secrets of the Most Productive People: FastCompany

Here’s The Untold Story Of How Tesla Motors Got Its Name: BusinessInsider

11 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower And Decision Making: BusinessInsider

The beautiful bike path that was inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’: WaPo

Building a Fraud Resistant Organization: AccountingToday, PDF

The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises: HBR

Finding the Right Metaphor for Your Presentation: HBR

The trouble with mergers: Our advice from 1994 to lustful companies: Economist

Nike’s Martin Lotti on Just Doing It; The Nike Football vice president and creative director talks about the importance of design, the future of shoes and the place where he’s happiest: WSJ

Inside Peter Thiel’s mind: The billionaire on Snowden, Twitter, and why competition is overrated: Vox

Radical change that starts with small steps at big companies; Only ‘top-down leaders’ are comfortable enough to liberate people to develop new ideas: FT

Arts and culture can go a long way to help revive Britain’s cities; The chancellor understands that our towns must have souls as well as sewers: FT

Korea’s poultry king Kim Hong-kuk, chairman of Harim Group with $4.3bn sales, buys Napoleon’s hat for $2.4m; “Chairman Kim, who in his youth raised 10 chicks that became the foundation of Harim Group, has always emphasized ‘Escaping the safety zone’ and a pioneering spirit and not to settle for the status quo.” JoongAng

Billionaire Plans Cure for Blindness as He Approaches 90: Bloomberg

Will Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Be The Year’s Quietest Box Office Smash? Forbes

Top Women CEOs On How Bold Innovation Drives Business: Forbes

Ultimate Starbucks fan turns coffee cups into works of art; Cartoon lover Joshua Hara draws animals and cute pictures on his used takeaway cups: Telegraph

‘I find it very hard to price my work high’; Entrepreneur Louise Pocock, who teaches and creates her own hats, reflects on how to make a living from a traditional craft business: Guardian

End of communism not all good for Christianity: Vatican: Reuters

Elon Musk is Neo from ‘The Matrix?’ His cousin, SolarCity’s CEO, explains. WaPo

The 10 biggest R&D spenders worldwide: Fortune


Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation: Amazon, WSJ

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives: Amazon

Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: Amazon, NYTimes

Investing Process & Research

Chinese Firm Says Bank Workers Are Investigated; NVC Lighting Alleges Ex-CEO Improperly Withdrew Funds: WSJ

Gotham casts a long shadow over Quindell; Quindell’s share price has never recovered since the attack by the US short-seller: Telegraph

The Revolving-Door of Sell-Side Analysts: A Threat to Analysts’ Independence? SSRN

Do Indian Business Group Owned Mutual Funds Maximize Value for Their Investors? SSRN

The Faustian Contract of Deep Value Investing: Wendl


GMO Quarterly: Is This Purgatory, Or Is It Hell? GMO

Is Stock Market Living on Borrowed Time? LBO king Wilbur Ross and Prem Watsa, the “Warren Buffett of Canada,” have their concerns.: Barron’s

Bonds: anatomy of a market meltdown; Fall in Treasury bond yields has left investors asking if world’s safe haven needs shoring up: FT

Mega-Mergers Popular Again on Wall Street: NYTimes

Africa Makes Strides in Corporate Accounting, Governance; The Nigerian Stock Exchange has launched a corporate-governance rating system that subjects its 190 major companies to a rigorous assessment: WSJ

The Fund that Reshaped the Gold Market; Rise and Fall of GLD Exchange-Traded Fund Mirror’s Metal’s Appeal: WSJ


China faces debt crunch as property values fall; Chinese property accounts for a third of Asian high yield issuance: FT

Beijing crackdown fails to stem inflated invoicing on exports: SCMP

China’s internet TV sites in $1 billion battle for foreign shows: Reuters

China’s blitz against corruption hits some U.S. travel companies: Reuters

Competition for analysts heats up as credit risks rise in China: Reuters

Reforming China’s Commanding Heights: Michael Spence: Project Syndicate

Lopsided Link Shows Chinese Rejection of Hong Kong Stocks: Bloomberg

McDonald’s Enlists Orcs and Elves in Chinese Food Fight: Bloomberg

Hong Kong Bourse Loses 7.1% in Two Days as Link Optimism Fades: Bloomberg

Haixin Enters Bankruptcy Proceedings Amid Steel Industry Woes, making it the largest mill in the nation to enter the procedure: Bloomberg

Tingyi’s a Staple for Your Pantry – and Portfolio; Noodle giant’s shares are marked down after recent scandals, but margins and profits are ready to serve: Barron’s


In India, Growth Breeds Waste: NYTimes

Billionaire Ambani Makes Quiet Entry Into India’s E-Commerce Sector: Forbes

Modi Believers Lock in Wagers on India Stocks: Chart of the Day: Businessweek

Two competing innovators join hands to light up India’s dark belt; By slowly refining a distribution model, Greenlight Planet has been rapidly selling solar lamps to villagers: Forbes

Why Realty Did Not Bite Piramal; Deploying Rs 12,000 crore in a slowing real estate market is no easy task. Under the leadership of Khushru Jijina, Piramal Fund Management may have cracked the code: Forbes


Abe $1 Trillion Gift to Stock Market Shields Recession Gloom: Bloomberg

The Failure of Abenomics; Japan’s Keynesian Recession: The familiar advice to spend more and raise taxes fails again. WSJ

Disappointment Becomes Norm for Global Growth as Japan Contracts: Bloomberg


Samsung gives cold shoulder to humanities majors: JoongAng

Samsung Moving Phone Engineers a Lesson in Speed for Sony: Bloomberg

Poäng! IKEA Hits Headwinds In Korea: WSJ

Bad News for Kospi Is Good News for Korean Stock Brokers: Bloomberg


The SME advantage in Asian markets; SMEs can draw lessons from OSIM, Ichitan and MAS, which are no longer small firms but global players that dominate markets which MNCs will find hard to penetrate: BT

Singapore to Face Fire Sales With Home Curbs, Developer Says: Bloomberg

Return of the Myanmar Military? NYTimes

H.E. U Soe Thane: Myanmar Needs Time: NYTimes

Property developer Sawasdi Horrungruang has decided to part ways with Hemaraj, the company he founded and struggled with after the 1997 financial crisis, by selling the family’s 15-per-cent stake for Bt6.55 billion to WHA: Nation

Jokowi Proves Himself as a Man of Action: JakartaGlobe

Boom Times Over, But Telco Growth Still Unfinished In Indonesia: JakartaGlobe

Auto Sales Slump in Indonesia on Economic Slowdown: JakartaGlobe

Ahok the Bold ; Acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has proven himself to be a fearless figure when it comes to defending his principles: JakartaPost

Singapore’s Trans-Cab halts IPO over rise in insurance premiums: TODAY


Angela Merkel, Narendra Modi take time to check out Australian innovation: TheAge


When wireless worlds collide: As Wi-Fi hotspots proliferate, who needs cellular wireless? Economist

Alibaba: Here’s Why Apple Needs Us In China: BusinessInsider

Microsoft Is Sick Of PowerPoint, Too: BusinessInsider

Kings of the Cloud: The leading companies in the tech industry are reworking their business models to deliver everything-as-a-service. Strategy@

Q&A: Alibaba Senior Executive On Apple, M&A and U.S. Plans: WSJ

iProperty’s Patrick Grove to sell Australian apartments online, as Tesla proves trend for ‘$100,000 clicks’: BRW

Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software: NYTimes

Uber Vies For Users’ Hearts And Ears With Spotify PartnershipUber Vies For Users’ Hearts And Ears With Spotify Partnership: Forbes

The Alibaba-Effect: Index funds are considering rule changes that would allow them to own Alibaba. Barron’s

Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Online Sales Strategy: WSJ

With funky name but big demand, BlaBlaCar eyes global push: Reuters

Intel’s upscale bracelet has Google alerts, AT&T data plan: Reuters

Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance: NYTimes


Study Finds Alternative to Anti-Cholesterol Drug: NYTimes

World’s top drugmaker Novartis takes aim at tech, casting their net beyond biotech into the wider pool of wearable, or even edible, technology: Reuters

Energy & Commodities

$100 Billion Deal Day Evokes 1998’s Exxon-Mobil: Bloomberg

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader: Bloomberg

Six years ago, Bryan Sheffield had no energy industry experience. Today, he’s on track to become a billionaire before his 40th birthday. How it happened is one of the greatest Texas oil stories of all time: Forbes

Consumer & Others

There Are 2 Main Differences Between People Who Eat At Chipotle And McDonald’s; McDonald’s customers are “motherly,” “bighearted” and “loving”;  Chipotle fans are “imaginative,” “outgoing,” and “confident”: BusinessInsider

Goldman Sachs: Supermarket groups must close one in five stores: Telegraph

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