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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 28 Feb (Sat) – The Rhythm of Great Performance

Life

  • The Rhythm of Great Performance: NYT
  • From Julius Caesar to Taylor Swift: Phrases for Rent; The geniuses who miraculously concocted “Only time will tell,” “Make no mistake” and “Style over substance” could have made a fortune if they had been smart enough to register those expressions: WSJ
  • Multiple Threads to Bind Up a Divided Nation; Lincoln’s second inaugural is actually three speeches in one. It aspires to three coherent but unique arguments in three distinct sections, each brief, each different in tone, and each conveying a discrete message: history, guilt and redemption—the past, the present and the future. WSJ
  • In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging: NYT
  • Is Innovation More About People or Process?: HBR
  • From Julius Caesar to Taylor Swift: Phrases for Rent; The geniuses who miraculously concocted “Only time will tell,” “Make no mistake” and “Style over substance” could have made a fortune if they had been smart enough to register those expressions: WSJ
  •  ‘Winners: And How They Succeed’, by Alastair Campbell; A star-struck guide to the mindset of high achievers: FT
  • Picking an Adviser? Don’t Be Starry-Eyed; If only finding a good financial adviser were as easy as counting the trophies in his display case. WSJ
  • Brainstorms Brewing; The brain rewires itself remarkably in response to stimuli. But if digital screens change its function for the worse, can novel therapies help us recover from injuries and illness? WSJ
  • Marx transformed ‘Das Kapital’ into a fable about a toy maker who had to sell toys to the devil to meet his bills. WSJ
  • The Great Enrichment that America rode to economic power was hardly slowed by the spoils system. WSJ
  • Multiple Threads to Bind Up a Divided Nation; Lincoln’s second inaugural is actually three speeches in one. It aspires to three coherent but unique arguments in three distinct sections, each brief, each different in tone, and each conveying a discrete message: history, guilt and redemption—the past, the present and the future: WSJ
  • ‘Feeling Certain’ and Other Mistakes That Trip Up Investors: WSJ
  • When is a company too big to manage? HSBC chief’s comments raise questions about leaders’ accountability for the actions of their staff: FT
  • Brainstorms Brewing; The brain rewires itself remarkably in response to stimuli. But if digital screens change its function for the worse, can novel therapies help us recover from injuries and illness? WSJ
  • Marx transformed ‘Das Kapital’ into a fable about a toy maker who had to sell toys to the devil to meet his bills. WSJ
  • The Great Enrichment that America rode to economic power was hardly slowed by the spoils system.: WSJ

Greater China

  • China Plans to Levy Capital-Gains Tax on Foreign Investors; The 10% tax is likely to deal a blow to some investors: WSJ
  • Chinese Internet Giants Get Into the Mobile Game; Tencent, Alibaba among major tech companies developing their own app stores, operating systems: WSJ
  • China’s SOE merger rumours a smoke screen to hide lack of real reform: SCMP
  • Louis Vuitton is now a ‘brand for secretaries’ in China: BI
  • Can Market Mechanisms Clear China’s Bad Air? Data on the financial risks facing listed companies with bad environmental records is seen as a new way to fight pollution: Caixin
  • The Xiaomi shock: China’s booming smartphone market has spawned a genuine innovator: Economist

India

  • A 500-Year-Old Dispute Threatens Modi’s Plan to Remake India: Bloomberg
  • To Fix India, Think Local: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • Why Is Korea Inc. Going Shopping? Bloomberg

ASEAN

  • FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) ills go beyond accounting standards; under the rules of “fair value accounting”, the company is compelled to make provisions for its land lease agreement (LLA).: Star
  • Can Asia Afford Low Taxes? Bloomberg
  • ASEAN falling short of aim for an integrated community: TODAY

Macro

  • Buffett, a cheerleader for America, takes his checkbook abroad: Reuters
  • Emerging-Market Currencies Tumble on Growth, Stimulus Prospects: WSJ
  • In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass: NYT
  • NAB scandal: Rogue financial planners given latitude by lack of regulation: theAge
  • Tax evasion: Leaks on tap; Making tax-transparency standards watertight will be difficult: Economist
  • Why the country produces fewer world-class companies than it should: Economist
  • Brazil: Why the country produces fewer world-class companies than it should: Economist

TMT

  • The epic quest to become the first $1 trillion company: WaPo
  • Cook says Apple Watch will replace car keys: Telegraph: Reuters
  • Why photobooks are booming in a digital age: FT

Healthcare

  • Biotech Sector Addicted to M&A Drug; Valuations call for caution amid rush of deal-making: WSJ
  •  Set a thief to catch a thief is an old proverb. A way to treat bacterial infections with artificial viruses: Economist

Consumer & Others

  • Under Armour Turns Ambitions to Electronic Apparel, Monitoring Apps; Athletic-gear maker envisions clothes that can track movement and biorhythms: WSJ
  • Why Target lost its aim; A discount-store chain which forgot its formula for success: Barrons
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