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
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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