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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 21 Feb (Sat) – Richard Branson attributes some of his most successful companies to the art of note taking

Life

  • Richard Branson attributes some of his most successful companies to the art of note taking: BI
  • Jack and Suzy Welch on Business Today; The Welches on the problems with business, the state of global competition and their coming book on how to succeed: WSJ
  • Religion’s Role in the History of Ideas: WSJ
  • An Engineer Creates for Fun After a Lifetime of Workaday Rules; Seth Goldstein, 75, holds degrees in engineering and patents for biomedical innovations. But in retirement, he uses his engineering skills for whimsy and art. NYT
  • Jack and Suzy Welch on Business Today; The Welches on the problems with business, the state of global competition and their coming book on how to succeed: WSJ

Books

  • The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs : Amazon

Greater China

  • Primeline Energy reaches out for respect: ‘Not all Chinese companies listed in Canada are bad’: FP

ASEAN

  •  Indonesia’s Corruption Fighters in the Fight of Their Lives: NYT

Macro

  • IASB Member Sees Revenue Rule Delay As Inevitable: CFO
  • Biggest Nordic Buyout Fund Sees “Asset Bubbles Wherever We Look”: Zerohedge
  • Stanford dumps coal: why divestment doesn’t work; “You can’t subtract from a company by selling a share, it’s already committed capital, it’s just changing the ownership not the amount of capital. By definition you can’t have direct aggregate impact by divesting,” AW
  • Middle Class, Undefined: How Purchasing Power Affects Perceptions of Wealth: WSJ
  • Pension funds driven to take higher risks: FT
  • The active fund management model is not fit for purpose; Only 19% of US equity fund managers beat Russell 1000 index of large stocks for the year: FT
  • Middle Class, Undefined: How Purchasing Power Affects Perceptions of Wealth: WSJ

TMT

  • Bill Gurley: FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) in the ‘Private IPO’ Market Is Fueling Valuations: WSJ
  • Samsung Gear VR Review: A Shallow Dip Into the Virtual Pool: WSJ
  • Can an App Be Too Successful? Ask ‘Trivia Crack’; Mobile game has topped the charts with user-generated questions, but now players gripe of a glut: WSJ
  • Brand success in an era of Digital Darwinism; Companies adept at using digital tools along the consumer decision journey are gaining a sizable lead over competitors.: McKinsey
  • Cash floods late-stage tech despite warnings: FT
  • The New Rules Of Going Public: Techcrunch
  • Taking over the world? Tech giants are blowing billions and achieving little: Telegraph

Consumer & Others

  • Eataly Charms The World With Italian Fare And Flair; For building a grocery empire that looks nothing like a grocery store: FastCo
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire gets into the biker gear business: Fortune
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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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