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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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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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