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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 18 Jan (Sun) – Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge; Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students

Life

Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge; Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students. NYT

Machines That Drove the Revolution: Many brilliant inventors contributed to the rise of industry. Three British men, Joseph Bramah, Henry Maudslay and James Nasmyth, built tools to build products. Barron’s

Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist: BP

How to Master the Vital Balance of Freedom and Restraint: Young André Gide’s Rules of Conduct: BP

This Bill Gates Quote Summarizes What The Tech World Thought Of Steve Jobs: BI

Silicon Valley Investor Paul Graham Reveals One Of The Biggest Mistakes Startups Should Avoid: BI

The Art of Tough Love: Samuel Beckett Shows You How to Give Constructive Feedback on Your Friends’ Creative Work: BP

The Picasso Variations: Why the painter’s late work veers from the sloppy to the sublime. Nation

The Greatest Definition of Love: BP

Greater China

Why China Is Raiding Foreign Companies At Dawn: BI

Whose city will Hong Kong be after Li Ka-shing family is gone?: SCMP

Regulators can’t fail to notice head-turning share price gains; With shares of state enterprises significantly outperforming markets ahead of restructurings it’s hard to ignore claims of insider trading: SCMP

Macro

Everest Macro Hedge Fund Blows Up After Nearly $1 BIllion In Swiss Franc Losses: ZeroHedge, WSJ

Still Want to Trade Currencies? Speculators who think they are investors almost always end up broke sooner or later. The more money they borrow to speculate with, the more certain they are to go broke. WSJ

Energy & Commodities

Is Aluminum The Next Commodity To Crash?: ZeroHedge

Consumer & Others

How Target’s grand reveal of store locations contributed to its demise in Canada: FP

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