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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 11 Jan (Sun) – Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Life

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds: BrainPickings

“Compassion… asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”: BrainPickings

Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Watts: The Pioneer of Eastern Philosophy in the West on What Reality Is and How to Become What You Are: BrainPickings

‘Dairy Godfather’ Zheng Junhuai has returned to the industry after a spell in jail for embezzlement at Yili Dairy, saying he is the man to clean up the baby milk formula business: SCMP1, SCMP2

Pure Gym founder Andrew Cave on how he built Britain’s biggest gym chain: Telegraph

Eight Powerful Negotiation Tips For Introverts: Forbes

Corporate Empathy Is Not an Oxymoron: HBR

Thoughts on “Teaching Economics After the Crash”: Medium

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower: Atlantic

Could a 200-year-old whale offer clues to help humans live longer?: CBS

AQR’s Cliff Asness: Shareholder Value Is Undervalued: AQR

Investing Process

Dodge & Cox’s Secret Ingredient: Dodge & Cox’s superior performance, small roster of funds, and steady inflows are bucking just about every trend in the fund industry today. Here’s how it’s done. Barron’s

Greater China

Analysts fear China financial crisis as deflation looms: Guardian

Three Reasons To Watch Taiwan In 2015: Forbes

Occupy Central ‘not reason behind Li Ka-shing’s reorganisation of business empire’: SCMP

Shanghai Stock Exchange to Allow Same-Day Trading for ETFs: Bloomberg

India

Indian PM showcases ‘Modi-nomics’ at investment summit: CNA

Alibaba to Invest About $575 Million in Indian Online-Shopping Service, Paytm; China’s Alibaba and Affiliate Zhejiang Ant to Take 30% Stake in One97 Communications: WSJ

Macro

Return of the Stockpickers: Active managers are likely to recapture their lost glory as interest rates rise. Barron’s

Energy & Commodities

‘Sometimes the lessons are painful’: Oilpatch veterans reflect on life in a downturn: FP

TMT

Hearing Is Believing: The newest old art form: Riveting tales, told aloud, as audiobooks. NYT

Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015: Forbes

Decentralize All The Things!: Techcrunch

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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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