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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 25 Jan (Sun) – To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work; “What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”

Life

  • To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work; “What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”: BP
  • Peanuts and the Quiet Pain of Childhood: How Charles Schulz Made an Art of Difficult Emotions: BP
  • Want To Change The World? Bill And Melinda Gates Say To Study It First: FastCo
  • A salute to unsung heroes: We don’t need the world to applaud our every move if we want to make a difference. TheStar
  • How Jane Goodall Turned Her Childhood Dream into Reality: A Sweet Illustrated Story of Purpose and Deep Determination: BP
  • Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul Mate; “Attention without feeling … is only a report.”: BP
  • The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life: BP
  • Bertrand Russell on the Vital Role of Boredom and “Fruitful Monotony” in the Conquest of Happiness: BP
  • The Principle of Infinite Pains: Legendary Filmmaker Maya Deren on Cinema, Life, and Her Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers: BP
  • Hans Christian Andersen’s Daily Routine: BP
  • The Beatles To Tarzan: 4 All-Time Epic Negotiations: Forbes
  • What Is a Business Model?: HBR
  • Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance: HBR
  • A talented Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who takes breathtaking street photography has been awarded the prestigious Magnum Foundation Human Rights scholarship to New York University. ST
  • The Financial Problems in Your Head: Psychology Explains Why Many People Mismanage Money: WSJ
  • James Bond’s body language: How to spot a spook: Economist
  •  America’s elite: An hereditary meritocracy; The children of the rich and powerful are increasingly well suited to earning wealth and power themselves. That’s a problem: Economist

Books

  • Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography: Amazon

Investing Process

  • Size Matters, if You Control Your Junk: SSRN, VW
  • The Visual Story Of The Biggest Fraud In Gold Mining History: ZeroHedge

Greater China

  • Hong Kong bookshop Cosmos finds promotion is key to survival in digital age: SCMP
  • The blind spot of China’s anti-corruption drive: WCT

India

  • Red tape and skills gap threaten hope of record growth for India: Guardian

Macro

  • The Accidental Margin Debt That Wouldn’t Die: WSJ
  • America’s elite: An hereditary meritocracy; The children of the rich and powerful are increasingly well suited to earning wealth and power themselves. That’s a problem: Economist
  • Muhlenkamp Memorandum For Q1 2015: VW
  • Soros Warns Public Pensions Against Investing In Hedge Funds: VW
  • 22 Smart Invesment Ideas: Felix Zulauf, Abby Joseph Cohen, Brian Rogers, and Scott Black share their best investment bets in this week’s Roundtable installment. Barron’s
  • Five bad options to tackle ‘too big to fail’ fallacy: SCMP
  • The Strong Dollar Is Always Good, Except When It Isn’t: NYT
  • The Hidden Hand Behind American Foreign Policy; Whispering in the ear of eight presidents, Andrew Marshall foresaw the crack-up of the Soviet economy, predicted the rise of precision weaponry, and fathered today’s ‘pivot to Asia.’: WSJ
  • Grand Strategy in the Real World: When the Cold War order broke down, and Iraq invaded Kuwait, Brent Scowcroft served as an ‘honest broker’ among factions, though his own cautious realism often won the day. WSJ
  • Screening visitors: Prisons profit by stopping family visits: Economist

Energy & Commodities

  • Who Will Rule the Oil Market? NYT
  • Is It Time to Invest in Energy Stocks? WSJ
  • These Shale Companies Will File For Bankruptcy First: Goldman’s “Best And Worst” Shale Matrix: ZeroHedge

TMT

  • Oracle: How It Can Mimic Microsoft’s Revival: Barron’s
  • Eric Schmidt’s Quite Right The Internet Will Disappear; All Technologies Do As They Mature: Forbes
  • ESPN enters the e-sports arena; The sports entertainment network has rapidly expanded its coverage of the burgeoning professional video game sector. Fortune
  • Intuit Kicks a TurboTax Hornet’s Nest Raising Prices; Price Increase Has Users Fuming: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Why Walmart Is Winning In Canada: Forbes
  • SkyMall goes bankrupt. Did the Serenity Cat Pod fly too close to the sun? The vaunted aerial catalogue of 70s cool products, often pet-centric – Push Pushi Dog Raincoat, anyone? – was caught off guard by the internet: Guardian1, Guardian2
  • McDonald’s CEO: Give us time for a turnaround: Fortune
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