Daily Bamboo Innovator Insight: Sun 30 Nov 2014 – Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace; STARTUP GOD PAUL GRAHAM: Mean People Fail


STARTUP GOD PAUL GRAHAM: Mean People Fail: BI, PaulGraham

Hidden gems in our midst: We need to look at things and people not only with our eyes, but with our heart. Star

This Man Was Supposed To Become Steve Jobs 2.0 — Here’s What Happened Instead: BI

Mohnish Pabrai’s Million-Dollar Advice For A 12-Year-Old Investor: Forbes

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity: BrainPickings

Anne Lamott on Grief, Grace, and Gratitude; On the grace of redefining ourselves and redefining okayness when life throws us its merciless curveballs. BrainPickings

Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision: BrainPickings

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World: BrainPickings


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace: Amazon

Investing Process

Stockpickers’ Blues: A leading market analyst finds that no particular style of stock selection is long successful in the current market. Barron’s

Greater China

Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party suffered a landslide defeat in local elections Saturday, prompting the resignation of the premier and leaving the party weakened before a presidential vote in two years. WSJ


How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way; With “Marco Polo,” its lavish new series, the streaming service is placing one of its biggest bets yet on global expansion. NYTimes

Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Die Within 16 Years; “It’s kind of like the horse, you know, the horse was good until we had the car”: BI

Lenovo’s $100 Billion Gambit; Yang Yuanqing built Lenovo into the world’s largest PC maker. His next target? Smartphones. Watch out Samsung, Apple. Barron’s

Uber needs rider goodwill to prevail in the many markets where it is facing significant regulatory resistance; Uber’s perceived lack of ethics is making it very difficult to rationalize advocating for them or to even ride with them: Stratechery

The Yellow Cab Bubble Pops: Taxi Medallion Prices Tumble 17% From Last Year’s Record Highs: ZeroHedge


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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