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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

Life

  • 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

Books

  • The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance: Amazon

ASEAN

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

Macro

  • 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

TMT

  • 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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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 (www.heroinnovator.com), 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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