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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 22 Feb (Sun) – How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

Life

  • How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter: BP
  • The Agony of the Artist: E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings: BP
  • Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change: BP
  • Mary Oliver on How Habit Gives Shape to Our Inner Lives: BP
  • Why science is so hard to believe: WaPo
  • How to bag a geek: In the battle for software talent, other industries can learn from Silicon Valley: Economist

Investing Process

  • Smart Trading for Those Who Seldom Trade; Even the most patient stock investors have to buy and sell sometimes, and how you trade can make a big difference in how much money you make. WSJ

Greater China

  • Why I quit the business: A Chinese loan shark’s tale; “In the early years, many private lenders pocketed earnings 10 times their principals in mere three years but a vast majority of them have gone under, in the wake of the vaporization of their fortunes overnight”: WCT
  • Zhongnanhai: the mysterious hub of the China’s Communist Party: WCT
  • Gov’t corn stockpiling distorts prices in China: WCT
  • Shaolin Temple to oversee management of other temples: WCT
  • Chinese entrepreneurs rush to invest in movies: WCT
  • Hong Kong’s unwanted HK$1,000 banknote is the money launderer’s medium of choice: SCMP

Macro

  •  Swiss takeover law: A controversial takeover attempt has exposed a gap in shareholders’ rights: Economist

Energy & Commodities

  • LME warehousing; overdue reform or regulatory over-reach?: Reuters
  • Dairy farming: Letting the cream rise; The end of quotas frees efficient European dairy farms to expand: Economist

Healthcare

  • The Return of the Vaccine Wars: WSJ

TMT

  • To Nasdaq 5000 and Beyond?: Barron’s
  • Upsetting the Apple car: The established carmakers, not tech firms, will win the race to build the vehicles of the future: Economist

Consumer & Others

  • Panera Bread’s Ron Shaich: “Flour on His Shoes”; Like Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, Shaich came out of retirement to remake the company he helped launch. Doing good, eating well. Barron’s
  • Goodbye potato chips, hello jicama chips? These six start-ups want to change how you eat. WaPo
  • E-Cigarette Makers Face Rise of Counterfeit; E-cigarette global sales hit $7 billion at the end of 2014: WSJ
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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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