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Daily Bamboo Innovator Insight: Sun 23 Nov 2014 – Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize

Life 

Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize: BrainPickings

Ursula K. Le Guin on Where Ideas Come From, the “Secret” of Great Writing, and the Trap of Marketing Your Work: BrainPickings

Indonesia’s new president causes a buzz by flying economy: AsiaOne

Sometimes the Best Ideas Come from Outside Your Industry: HBR

Being thankful for little things: Star

The Introvert on the Podium: NYTimes

The Creative Gifts of ADHD: ScientificAmerican

How to use self-doubt to your advantage: NextWeb

The truth about your ego: Why we’re so resistant to change: NextWeb

The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders: HunterWalk

Books

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius: Amazon, BrainPickings

Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born: Amazon, BrainPickings

The Most Influential Books of the Past Decade: AdamGrant

Investing Process

Why Alpha’s Getting More Elusive: ETF

China

China’s rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers: Reuters

New energy car batteries to be subsidized in China: WantChinaTimes

Macro

Central Banks in New Push to Prime Pump; Steps by China, ECB Lift Stocks, but Risk Lurks: WSJ

TMT

The Apple Watch Will Have One Key Advantage Over Other Smartwatches: BusinessInsider

At Spain’s Door, a Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs: NYTimes

Healthcare

Viruses as a Cure: NYTimes

Energy & Commodities

The Downside of the Boom; North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances. NYTimes

Opec ‘can’t hold back new era of cheaper oil’: Telegraph

Consumer & Others

The next pop can? How Ford’s new F-150 trucks are shaking up the aluminum industry: FP

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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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