Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 8 Feb (Sun) – How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking


  • How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking: BP
  • The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers: BP
  • How to Work Through Difficulty: Lewis Carroll’s Three Tips for Overcoming Creative Block: BP
  • Happy Birthday, Design Matters: 10 Years of Intelligent and Inspiring Interviews with Creative Icons; Stimulating, ennobling, deeply human conversations with Maira Kalman, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey: BP
  • Teaching economics: The demand side; The economics curriculum is evolving, but too slowly for some: Economist
  • Lunch with the FT: Ginni Rometty; the IBM chief talks about having ‘cyber-conversations’ with half-a-million employees, machines making decisions and why she wishes they’d gone to Starbucks: FT
  • A CEO wrote this brutal memo when he realized his billion-dollar startup was failing: BI
  • How Do You Rank the World’s Best CEOs? HBR
  • Are C.E.O.s That Talented, or Just Lucky? NYT
  • Ecolab: Cleaning Up the Planet; Baker moved the industrial-cleaning company into the fast-growing market for water-conservation products, and it has been mopping up ever since. Savvy acquisitions, and a clothes-dryer bar that beats the competition. Barron’s
  • Guy Kawasaki’s 7 tips for better social media storytelling: Be Valuable, Be Interesting, Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Thankful, Be Visual, Be Organized: FP
  • Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance: WSJ

Greater China

  • Chinese Tycoon’s Journey From Prison Inmate to White Knight: Bloomberg
  • Time For Xi To Reform His Reforms: Forbes
  • E-commerce fresh food a growing trend in China: WCT
  • The big Anbang: A once-obscure Chinese insurance firm leaps into the spotlight: Economist
  • Floriculture: Let a million flowers bloom; Yunnan has rapidly emerged as China’s dominant flower-growing region, accounting for about a third of China’s blossom exports: Economist


  • Joko Seen Making Yet Another Concession to PDI-P ‘Cronies’ With National Car Program: JG
  • Must privatisation be painful? Sticking to principles is half the battle. The other half is explaining and doing it well: TheStar


  • Yield scarce as the world turns negative: FT
  • Swiss franc turmoil leaves exporters on the downhill slope: Telegraph
  • The Great American Dream, Still Deferred: NYT
  • Swiss National Bank Hints At Capital Controls: ZeroHedge


  • How Tinder is transforming the mobile dating game in a big way: FP

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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