Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 9 Feb (Mon) – How to Be Invisible: Stop demanding attention. Be like the arctic fox


  • How to Be Invisible: Stop demanding attention. Be like the arctic fox: NYT
  • Care Is the X Factor at Work: The most powerful influence on people’s engagement at work is feeling genuinely cared for by their supervisor: NYT
  • What is college good for? A college education should infect students with the desire to pursue worthy perception and lofty goals in their lifelong journeys: KT
  • When You’re at the Crossroads of Should and Must: Firstround
  • Would Aristotle find fat bonuses gross? We live in an age of meritocracy, but there is some debate over what this thing we call merit is. SCMP
  • Engage The Fox: Farnam
  • Marcus Aurelius: You Have One Life To Live: Farnam
  • Atul Gawande: The Building Industry’s Strategy for Getting Things Right in Complexity: Farnam

Greater China

  • Kaisa Sequels Coming to China’s Banks Amid Corruption Web: Bloomberg
  • Magic Kingdom in China a mystery after the U.S. entertainment giant pushed back the opening of its first mainland China theme park to 2016: ChinaPost
  • Fraud committed by unlicensed organizations running banking businesses are on the rise in China, reflecting poor government supervision: WCT
  • HK Bitcoin investors claim HK$3b losses: Standard
  • Taiwan’s Richest Man Faces Tougher Times In Mainland China: Forbes
  • “Desperate” China Technocrats Worry About Balance Of Payments Crisis: Forbes
  • In Macau, casino titans join China reform wagon: Reuters


  • BRIC Becomes I With India Set to Outperform First Time Since ’99: Bloomberg
  • India Sensex Set for Longest Loss Streak in 15 Months After Vote: Bloomberg
  • With the much-hyped USD 2-billion funding by Mirach falling apart over “forgery” allegations, Sahara has begun exploring fresh options to secure bail for its chief Subrata Roy: Moneycontrol

Japan & Korea

  • More than half of home-furnishing retailers near IKEA’s first shop in South Korea have seen their sales sink for the past two months, hit by the Swedish industry giant’s entry into the local market: KT
  • Korea Pop Fervor to Lift AmorePacific China Sales by 30%: Bloomberg


  • As Technology Entrepreneurs Multiply in Vietnam, So Do Regulations: NYT
  • Indonesian Hotels Face Carnage From Widodo’s State Spending Cuts: Bloomberg


  • EM fund managers: genuinely active or closet trackers? FT
  • Fed-mageddon Looms Over Asia: The growing number of Americans finding work could lead to higher U.S rates and renewed volatility for Asia. Barron’s
  • Easing Isn’t a Cure-All for Asia: Beijing’s monetary policy isn’t all that aggressive, and India’s central bank chief worries about “hot” money chasing rates. Barron’s
  • Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks; Insurers, Others Worry About the Potential for Catastrophic Accidents: WSJ
  • Currency-hedged ETFs in vogue as investors clamor for more: Reuters
  • Warren Buffet faces pressure for more disclosure: FT: Reuters
  • Head Of Largest Swiss Cantonal Bank Says Swiss Capital Controls Are “Certainly Possible: ZeroHedge
  • Hanergy’s soaring share price raises bubble fears: SCMP


  • Predicting Apple’s Future: Tim Cook’s Gentle Path To Avoid Apple’s Downfall: Forbes
  • Uncovering Security Flaws in Digital Education Products for Schoolchildren: NYT
  • Google shares its plan to nab 80% of Microsoft’s Office business: BI
  • Smartwatch App Helps Track Glucose: WSJ


  • Drug Making Breaks Away From Its Old Ways; ‘Continuous-Manufacturing’ Process Can Improve Quality Control, Speed Output: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Tapped in: Craft breweries usher in a beer can revival: Fortune
  • Behind RadioShack’s Collapse Is a Tiny Distressed Lender: bloomberg

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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