Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 15 Feb (Sun) – The Difference Between Routine and Ritual: How to Master the Balancing Act of Controlling Chaos and Finding Magic in the Mundane


  • The Difference Between Routine and Ritual: How to Master the Balancing Act of Controlling Chaos and Finding Magic in the Mundane: BP
  • Thoreau on Hard Work, the Myth of Productivity, and the True Measure of Meaningful Labor: BP
  • Mary Oliver on a Life Well Lived and How to Be Fully Alive; “Do you need a prod? Do you need a little darkness to get you going?”: BP
  • The Decision-Maker: A Tool For a Lifetime: Farnam
  • Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’; Elizabeth Magie, a crusader against big business, devised the classic capitalist game decades before the man credited with its creation. NYT
  • Michele Ferrero, Italy’s Richest Man And The Maker Of Nutella, Passed Away On Saturday: Forbes
  • When Things Get Really Bad, Here’s The Leadership Skill You Need Most: Forbes
  • How the Industrial Revolution Began; Britain enjoyed abundant supplies of coal and iron and capital and food. Innovation in all these sectors revolutionized industry. Barron’s
  • What historians think of historical novels; what historians and novelists can learn from each other: FT


  • The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance: Amazon


  • Here it comes again, the mobnas (national car)! The old dream of having our own national car has never really vanished in Indonesia: JP


  • The SEC alleges that a fund called Wolf Hedge wasn’t doing anything close to investing: BI
  • Outflanked and outmuscled: Bombardier Inc’s uphill climb against competitors with much deeper pockets: FP


  • Red Hat CEO: Today’s IT department is in a fight for its life: BI
  • The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky, a company that uses crowdsourcing to create and refine products, could be a model for bringing ideas to market in a faster, more efficient way. NYT

Energy & Commodities

  • Rick George sees a ‘cleansing’ of the oil industry after years of profligate spending: FP
  • Price Of Farmland Suffers First Annual Decline Since 1986: Zerohedge

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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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