Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 28 Jan (Wed) – TED Talks: Carol Dweck says you need to adopt a “growth mindset.” Young-ha Kim says you should never abandon your creativity. Kathryn Schulz says you should embrace your regrets. Sarah Lewis says you should strive for mastery, not success.


  • Carol Dweck says you need to adopt a “growth mindset.” Young-ha Kim says you should never abandon your creativity. Kathryn Schulz says you should embrace your regrets. Sarah Lewis says you should strive for mastery, not success. BI
  • This Might Be The Easiest, Most Effective Way To Relieve Stress And Clear Your Mind: BI
  • A farewell after eight years championing founders; There has been relentless upheaval in almost all industries in my time writing for the FT: FT
  • Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Buy Homes: LinkedIn
  • Ask These 5 Tough Questions To Turn Around A Struggling Business: BI
  • City Link owner tells of sincere regret at failure: FT
  • How to develop your marketing as your start-up grows: SpotJobs co-founder Lewis Romano: BRW
  • 13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People: Forbes
  • Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes A Difference: Techcrunch
  • On-Demand Workers: ‘We Are Not Robots’; Is Technology Liberating or Squeezing the New Class of Freelance Labor? WSJ
  • The do-or-die struggle for growth; The largest corporations rarely sustain strong growth unless they compete in the right places at the right times.: McKinsey

Investing Process

  • Vocation chief Mark Hutchinson ‘should have been axed earlier’ after a damning audit review into the quality and practices of two of its businesses; How hedge funds predicted Vocation’s collapse: TheAge
  • What entails investing in a brave new world: Forbes
  • Warren Buffett Case Study Of Sanborn Map: VW

Greater China

  • Breakneck growth of Hanergy raises questions: FT
  • Loaded Long Johns: What This Central Banker’s Undergarments Have to Do with China’s Economy: WSJ
  • Tencent’s Latest Investment: Food Delivery Service: WSJ
  • Why The Chinese Are Obsessed With Korea Culture: BI
  • Imported dairy threatens Chinese producers via e-commerce: WCT
  • Hong Kong market regulator sees more enforcement actions in 2015; SFC issued 56 per cent more disciplinary and criminal actions against companies and individuals last year than in 2013: SCMP
  • Wheelock Could Follow Li Ka-Shing’s Plan; If Wheelock & Co. was restructured the way that Cheung Kong was, its stock could surge by 30%.: Barron’s
  • Beefs Up Its Imported Food Business To Compete Against Alibaba: Techcrunch
  • How China’s Draft Rules May Affect Foreign Investors; Proposed Rules Target Structure Known as Variable Interest Entity: WSJ
  • China’s Chip Makers Explained: WSJ
  • A Crackdown on Shadow Banking May Be Needed to Tame China’s Volatile Stocks: Bloomberg
  • China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers; Cybersecurity Concerns Give New Impetus to Country’s Effort to Cut Reliance on Foreign Components: WSJ


  • How Loney Antony cracked the payments market in India; How ATM industry veteran Loney Antony successfully turned entrepreneur with a disruptive outsourcing model: Forbes
  • Max India to split into three separate listed companies; Success in the life insurance business has led them to demerge the business into three clusters: Forbes
  • As Obama visits, President Pranab Mukherjee slams nation’s failures: Reuters
  • Nations will only succeed if women are successful, Obama tells India: Reuters

Japan & Korea

  • Japan Inc shuns seniority in favour of merit-based pay: FT
  • Struggling Naver renews its mobile shopping platform: KH; JA
  • Gloom envelops Ulsan, industrial heartland of Korea; Jobs are cut and top engineers find greener pastures – in China: JA
  • Korea’s financial regulator said it will open the door for non-financial companies to launch Internet-based banks, paving the way for conglomerates and portal sites such as Samsung and Naver to advance into the business.  KT
  • Samsung Might Be Going Shopping: Bloomberg


  • Singapore’s family-owned firms least ready for succession in S-E Asia: BT
  • Sea change in penthouse infinity pool views: Buyers of SIngapore property see red; “It turned out to be nothing. The pool is not an infinity pool. It’s ugly. There are horrible double-sided windows around it”: AsiaOne
  • Singapore faces challenges in growing talent for its economy; Formal education should be complemented by learning from experience to promote talent growth, and the country can learn from Scandinavian culture in this aspect: CNA
  • Singapore Adds to Global View Low Oil Here to Stay; Surprise Move Sent Singapore Dollar to Lowest Level in Over Four Years: WSJ
  • Catholic priest celebrated mass at the Philippine Stock Exchange; Philippine Stocks Add to a Hot Streak; Emerging Middle Class Hypercharges Growth; a Boost From Oil Prices: WSJ


  • In DuPont Fight, Activist Investor Picks a Strong Target: NYT
  • Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin: WSJ
  • How Student Debt Harms the Economy; In 2010-13, the percentage of younger people owning part of a new business dropped to 3.6% from 6.1%. WSJ
  • Hedging Pays Off at Honeywell as Dollar Surge Punishes P&G: Bloomberg
  • “Equities Will Be Devastated” Crispin Odey Warns, Looming Recession Will Be “Remembered For 100 Years”: ZeroHedge
  • Stay-at-Home Small-Caps in Vogue as Dollar Roils Multinationals: Bloomberg


  • The Biggest Concern With The Apple Watch Has Nothing To Do With The Actual Watch: BI
  • The Apple Watch is coming in April, and Tim Cook says he “can’t live without it”: Quartz
  • Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns: Techcrunch
  • Nadella’s Charmed First Year as Microsoft CEO Comes to an Abrupt End: WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • Glut feeling: The oil industry is struggling to cope with lower prices so what would happen if $50 per barrel became the new normal? FT
  • Troubled rare earths producer Lynas shareholders facing wipe-out on poor outlook: TheAge
  • Big Oil Faces Time of Reckoning; Shell, BP and Others to Report Earnings, Reveal What Role Lower Crude Prices Played On Results: WSJ
  • As oil slides, Singapore oilfield service firms struggle to refinance debt: Reuters


  • Scientists ask if Ebola immunizes as well as kills: Reuters

Consumer & Others

  • Growing market for kids’ spas in US raises concerns: AsiaOne
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