Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 20 Feb (Fri) – Jack Bogle’s success principles to live by


  • Jack Bogle’s success principles to live by: CNBC
  • Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business; companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context. Strategy&
  • A galactic vampire: The Milky Way is not as young as it looks: Economist
  • The Reader on the Prowl: Even the smartphone-toting, text-messaging generation prefers to study using real books. It makes things easier to remember.: WSJ

Investing Process & Research

  • False hope: Most trading strategies are not tested rigorously enough: Economist
  • Murky Press Releases Can Conceal Poor Results; Poorly written earnings releases can be used to manipulate investors by encasing bad results in murky language, says a study. CFO
  • François Sicart: Mistakes Must Service a Purpose: Some Early Lessons: Tocqueville
  • Understanding Chinese accounting — from the 18th century: FT

Greater China

  • Sliced and diced loans take off in China; CLOs emerge as country’s fastest-growing new asset class: FT
  • Chinese Dump Milk as Prices Fall; Farmers in other countries scale back herds, brace for lower incomes: WSJ
  • Need for accounts for surrendered bribe money questioned in China: WCT
  • Snaring a tiger: the 3 main strategies of the CCDI (China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection): WCT
  • E-commerce in China enters the age of the oligarchs: WCT
  • Ling Jihua’s youngest brother rumored to be hiding in US: WCT
  • Graft drive: Roads in China paved with bad intentions: WCT


  • India’s economy: A chance to fly; India has a rare opportunity to become the world’s most dynamic big economy: Economist
  • Inside India: Can Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal Really Collaborate?: WSJ

Japan & Korea

  • After Google Glass and Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes: JT
  • Abe and Toyoda: Marriage of Mutual Need: WSJ
  • Softbank Bets on a Robot for the Home: WSJ


  • Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc: FT
  • Expat Squeeze Belies Widodo’s Invitation to Invest: Bloomberg


  • Global jihad: Rolling into town; How the rise of Islamic State is changing history in the Middle East: Economist
  • Worse than nothing: Negative interest rates do not seem to spur inflation or growth—but they do hurt banks: Economist
  • A wary investor’s guide to negative yields: FT
  • City of London ‘black book’ is called for to track ‘bad apple’ traders: FT


  • Meet the Hottest Tech Startups; Awash in venture capital, 48 new companies join WSJ’s Billion Dollar Startup Club: WSJ
  • How Korea-Japan’s Line App Became A Culture-Changing, Revenue-Generating Phenomenon: FastCo
  • Peter Thiel just funded a wearable device that aims to measure exactly how stressed you are: BI
  • The ‘connected car’ is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies; Apple Wants to Start Producing Cars as Soon as 2020: BI, Bloomberg
  • The revolution wasn’t televised: The early days of YouTube: Mashable
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Looks to a Future Beyond Windows: Bloomberg
  • How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry: Techcrunch
  • A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy: Techcrunch
  • Investors Create a Billion-Dollar-Baby Boom: NYT
  • Ten Billion Dollar Ideas You’ve Never Heard Of; 73 private companies world-wide are valued at $1 billion by venture-capital investors: WSJ
  •  Pandora: A Victim of Its Own Success; A Pending Ruling on Artist Rates Could Make Things Worse: WSJ


  • Building bodies: Epic genomics; An avalanche of papers published this week look at why body cells are different from one another, and how that can cause disease: Economist
  • Treating blindness: Bionic eyes; A new device may restore vision to those whose sight is dwindling: Economist
  • The molecule magicians: Forget the tech bubble. It’s the biotech bubble you should worry about: Quartz
  • Drug-resistant malaria found close to Myanmar border with India: Reuters

Consumer & Others

  • Here’s how Under Armour grew into a $15 billion athletic-apparel empire: BI
  • Ikea has created its own emoji: For when you’ve run out of ways to nag your flatmate to tidy the kitchen: Telegraph
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