Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 13 Jan (Tues) – A Man Fell Down A Massive Hole In China And Turned The Experience Into An iPhone Game


A Man Fell Down A Massive Hole In China And Turned The Experience Into An iPhone Game: BI

How ‘Active Listening’ Makes Both Participants in a Conversation Feel Better: Use Body Language and Verbal Cues to Encourage the Person Talking and Prevent Listener Burnout: WSJ

Let Me Die, Chinese Mother Says as Cancer Bills Pile Up: Bloomberg

One Of The Most Common Theories Of Effective Education May Be A Myth: BI

When a moral machine is better than a flawed human being; Scrutiny of artificial intelligence must challenge ideas about our superiority: FT

Rethinking punishment of CEOs: JA

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand: Quartz

Grooming Asia’s finance leaders; We need leaders with the prominence to represent the interests of Asian markets, who can help the evolution away from being “regulation-takers”. BT

CEOs in Asia Want More Strategic Thinking From CFOs: CFO

Elusive Middle Ground in Punishment of White-Collar Criminals: NYT

Berkshire Beyond Buffett: Final Chapters: StevenTowns

Greater China

“China’s Buffett” tops ranking of wealthy Chinese investors: FT

Physical exam industry in China looks to be altered by big data: WCT

Xi faces struggle to rein in ballooning car ownership in China: SCMP

More telecoms acquisitions in store for Li conglomerate in Europe: SCMP

In China, Projects to Make Great Wall Feel Small: SCMP

China Water Stress May Worsen Even With Transfer Projects: Bloomberg

Chinese Car Dealers Find Days of ‘Printing Money’ Ending: Bloomberg

Falling Oil Prices Help Overhaul of a Hong Kong Empire: NYT

China’s $300 Billion Errors May Mask Fund Outflows, Goldman Says: Bloomberg


Bold messages from Bollywood in an era of intolerance; India is producing films that are socially relevant, entertaining and profitable: FT

Modi Advances Solar Plan for India With $4 Billion Plant: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

Investors turn away from Korea-style long-short funds: Maeil

Short Sellers Bet Korean Shipyards’ Misery to Deepen: Bloomberg

Korea’s tax agency clamps down on value-added cheating: JA

Trucks zoom when economy tanks in Korea: JA

Korea in the next 40 years: KT


Stronger measures in pipeline to keep Singapore’s anti-corruption culture alive: PM Lee: CNA

Stock Exchange of Thailand and SEC to plug private placement loopholes to prevent retail investors from being taken advantage of, and putting them on an equal footing with public investors: NM


Under investor pressure, DuPont sells its 130-year-old theater: Fortune

Predictions 2015: Animal Spirits and Crisis Ghosts: Reuters


Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust: Online-Grocery Firm Instacart Farms Out Jobs and Food, Hoping to Make It Where Webvan Failed: WSJ

Here’s Why Some People In The Wearables Industry Think Apple’s Watch Will Fail: A black screen sitting on someone’s wrist will not look good, and therefore, the product will fail. BI

SAP profits meet expectations as it shifts to the cloud: FT

Dealmaking puts Brazil at the centre of global telecoms war: FT

With Golden Globe Win, Amazon Shakes Up Yet Another Industry by becoming the first digital streaming service to win one for best TV series: NYT

How Baidu is Following in Facebook’s Footsteps; Facebook won over many skeptics by demonstrating rapid mobile growth. Now, Baidu is blazing a similar trail.: Barron’s

Silk Road Case Shines Light on Shadowy Online World: Trial of Alleged Mastermind Ulbricht Is Test of Government’s Reach Over Internet Crime: WSJ

Here’s How The Apple Watch Could Help You Go Grocery Shopping: BI


US healthcare: Big data diagnoses fraud; Investigators use data mining tools to claw back billions stolen by crooked doctors and clinics: FT

Commodities & Energy

StanChart faces $4.4 billion commodities hit, may need to raise cash – analysts: Reuters

As Oil Slips Below $50, Canada Digs In for Long Haul: WSJ

A group of Australia’s richest individuals and families has lost more than $5 billion combined on the stockmarket in the past 12 months, with shares hit hard by falling commodity prices and uncertain economic conditions.: TheAge

Consumer & Others

How Tiffany Lost Its Shine: Four Challenges Facing the Blue Box: Bloomberg


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 (, 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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