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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 30 Mar (Mon) – “Light that has guided us has been extinguished”, says PM Lee in eulogy of Lee Kuan Yew; “Mr. Lee taught people how to fish and brought fish to Singapore waters”; “What people think of it, I have to leave to them. It is of no great consequence. What is of consequence is, I did my best.”

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • Lee Kuan Yew: I did my best: AsiaOne
  • “Light that has guided us has been extinguished”, “He wrote us long and thoughtful letters sharing advice on how to make our marriages successful,” says PM Lee in eulogy: AsiaOne
  • “Mr. Lee taught people how to fish and brought fish to Singapore waters.” Singapore Turns Out for Lee Kuan Yew’s Funeral; Thousands line streets in tropical rain to say farewell to Singapore’s founding prime minister: WSJ
  • Malaysians yearn for a Malay version of Mr Lee: AsiaOne
  • The great American disconnect: In Silicon Valley, ‘fail harder’ is a motto. In Washington a single miscue can ruin your career: FT

Life

  • Mental Models: The Mind’s Search Algorithm: Farnam
  • The Books That Influenced Thomas Schelling: Farnam
  • David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’; The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play: Guardian
  • Tycoon Li Ka-shing Looks to Israel for Innovation: WSJ
  • To topple a dynasty: Kung Fu rebels and the cycle of history: Fightland
  • A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets To Overcoming Adversity: EB
  • Are you a leader, or just the boss?: FP

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 29 Mar (Sun) – How Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s State Funeral is being marked around the world; Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral will be a moment for all to share together

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • How Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s State Funeral is being marked around the world; Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s state funeral will be a moment for all to share together: PM Lee: CNA, TODAY

Life

  • 13 fascinating things you never knew about Steve Jobs from a new book about his life: BI
  • A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments: BP
  • Sense of Nonsense: Alan Watts on How We Find Meaning by Surrendering to Meaninglessness: BP
  • Remarkable Commencement Addresses by Nora Ephron, David Foster Wallace, Ira Glass, and More: BP
  • Complex Systems and the ‘Rashomon Effect’: WSJ
  • Learning to See Data: NYT
  • Ethical indiscretions and missteps: The slippery slope is all downhill: Forbes
  • Elon Musk explains why living off a dollar a day as a teenager convinced him he could do anything he wanted with his life: BI
  • The Brain’s Empathy Gap: Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?: NYT

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 28 Mar (Sat) – ‘Mr Lee Kuan Yew thought about others, even when he was sick’; Lee Kuan Yew, the Man Who Remade Asia; He preached ‘Asian values’ and turned a tiny, poor city-state into an astonishing economic success.

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • ‘Mr Lee thought about others, even when he was sick’: AsiaOne
  • Lee Kuan Yew, the Man Who Remade Asia; He preached ‘Asian values’ and turned a tiny, poor city-state into an astonishing economic success. Is Lee’s ‘Singapore model’ the future of Asia?: WSJ
  • The wise man of the East: Authoritarians draw the wrong lessons from Lee Kuan Yew’s success in Singapore: Economist
  • Mr Lee Kuan Yew ‘embodied frugality in personal life, government’: TODAY
  • Singapore: Life after Lee; The death of its founding father has triggered questions over the future of the tightly controlled city-state: FT
  • An exacting boss who drove his people to do their very best: ST
  • Lee Kuan Yew’s Son Faces a Changing Singapore; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong grapples with eroding support for the party founded by his father: WSJ
  • Lee’s ‘rule by virtue’ : JP
  • A Tale Of Two Economies: Singapore And Cuba: VW

Life

  • Spanx founder Sara Blakely reveals her secret for coming up with million dollar ideas: BI
  • Top entrepreneurs go back to school with Alibaba mega success Jack Ma: AsiaOne
  • The Surface of the Earth Is Rising Beneath Your Feet: Bloomberg
  • Top 10 Australian family businesses: CampdenFb
  • 10 Things to Remember When You’re Struggling and Feel Stuck: TinyBuddha
  • The Key to Loving Yourself, Other People, and Life: TinyBuddha
  • The world is going to university: More and more money is being spent on higher education. Too little is known about whether it is worth it: Economist
  • This is the biggest factor keeping planes from fully flying themselves: BI
  • The Hermès chief executive talks about harvesting handbags, his Protestant work ethic and the culture of craftsmanship: FT
  • How solution economy can solve bigger economic problems: Forbes
  • Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you: Telegraph
  •  The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader: HBR
  • Building a Collaborative Enterprise: HBR

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 27 Mar (Fri) – Commander of his stage: Lee Kuan Yew

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • Singapore to Carry Forward Lee Kuan Yew’s Business-Friendly Legacy; Businesses say Lee Kuan Yew’s policies and philosophy will outlast the elder statesman: WSJ
  • Kuan Yew and I: Dr Mahathir Mohamad: AsiaOne
  • Lee Kuan Yew as the ultimate entrepreneur in 10 quotes: e27
  • Commander of his stage: Lee Kuan Yew: Economist
  • Lee Kuan Yew’s Bad Prescription for India: Bloomberg
  • A leader unfazed by politically sensitive questions: BT

Life

  • Stanford’s most popular class isn’t computer science-it’s something much more important; It’s called “designing your life” – by reintroducing methods of “forming you into the person that will go out into the world, effect change, and be a leader.” FastCo
  • Apple’s Tim Cook will give away all his money; “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change”: Reuters
  • Apple’s Tim Cook leads different: Fortune
  • Here’s why successful people build careers like Leonardo da Vinci: BI
  • Hey, Leaders: Stop Thinking So Much and Just Do It: Strategy&
  • Who are the world’s best leaders? Why Obama isn’t on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list: Fortune, Fortune2
  • How this ‘night owl’ CEO created a morning routine that makes her a better leader during the day: BI
  • Munger: “What do you think a derivatives trading desk is? It’s a casino in drag. They make the witch doctors look good.”: Bloomberg
  • What Jeff Bezos did when this new Amazon employee made a huge mistake: BI
  • 5 surprising insights about Steve Jobs’s management style; “He didn’t care what the public thought of him. At times, he was surprised to have hurt someone’s feelings.”: Fastco
  • How sleep became a social justice issue: Fastco
  • ‘It’s OK If They Copy Us’: Google’s HR Chief On The Upside Of Giving Away Staffing Secrets: Forbes
  • The story of Polaroid: Behind the instant-photography pioneer there stood a great man: Economist
  • Towers of Babel: Is there such a thing as a skyscraper curse?: Economist
  • Milk and economic development: No use crying; The ability to digest milk may explain how Europe got rich: Economist
  • Meet the Father of Zero-Based Budgeting: Pete Pyhrr’s strategy reached the White House in 1970s, then almost disappeared; now Heinz, Kraft are adopting it: WSJ
  • 22 successful entrepreneurs share their best productivity hacks: BI
  • Rival Rothschild branches face court battle over family name: FT
  • Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time: HBR
  • The Five Key Reasons Why You Procrastinate: Forbes

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 26 Mar (Thurs) – Lee Kuan Yew: Devoted husband and caring father

Notice: The website AsianExtractor: Unearthing Accounting Fraud in Asia (www.AsianExtractor.com) is back online after seven days of technical problems.

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Devoted husband and caring father: AsiaOne
  • In Lee’s death, Singapore efficiency shines through: AsiaOne
  • Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, the candid leader: AsiaOne
  • Jon Huntsman: What I learnt from Lee Kuan Yew: BT
  • Former Senior Minister of State: ‘If you won his trust, he wouldn’t question you’: AsiaOne
  • Journey with a master teacher: AsiaOne
  • What Comes After Lee Kuan Yew?: PS
  • Singapore, the Nation That Lee Kuan Yew Built, Questions Its Direction: NYT

Life

  • Mark Cuban shares the most important lesson he learned in his 20s; “Most people won’t put in the time to get a knowledge advantage”: BI
  • Sam Walton’s Rules For Building A Business: VW
  • Why Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer makes all of his new executives bus tables: BI
  • The amazing rags-to-riches story of Li Ka-Shing, Asia’s richest man: BI
  • Inside Google’s insanely popular emotional intelligence course: Fastco
  • 5 Lessons On Innovation From Modern-Day Explorers And Adventurers: Fastco
  • The higher people rise at work, the more they are flattered and the less they hear honest criticism: FT
  • Wanted: flexible corporate strategies for fast times; Frameworks used by managers are worn and compelling new theory is rare: FT
  • Delighting in the possible: In an unpredictable world, executives should stretch beyond managing the probable.: McKinsey

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 25 Mar (Wed) – Lee Kuan Yew’s Power of Forgiveness

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • Lee Kuan Yew’s Power of Forgiveness; When it came to the sins of the past, the prime minister put the future of Singapore first: WSJ
  • Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his red box: TODAY
  • LKY: A leader who’s ruthless in demanding honesty: AsiaOne
  • All roads lead to Singapore: Asians study Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra: Reuters

Life

  • Six Books Bill Gates Recommended For TED 2015: VW
  • A Conversation With the Authors of ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’: NYT
  • 6 Rules for Building and Scaling Company Culture: HBR
  • Why Family Firms in East Asia Struggle with Succession: HBR
  • Collaboration, from the Wright Brothers to Robots: HBR
  • 9 habits of exceptional leaders, according to the classic book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’: BI
  • All dictators live ‘in fear,’ former Libyan PM says; “When you oppress people, when you do wrong to others, you cannot live happily”: JA

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 24 Mar (Tues) – The World Loses A Wise Voice During Troubled Time; Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore an economic powerhouse, demonstrating that the key is creating an environment in which human ingenuity can thrive

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

  • The World Loses A Wise Voice During Troubled Time; Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore an economic powerhouse, demonstrating that the key is creating an environment in which human ingenuity can thrive: Forbes
  • Henry A. Kissinger: The world will miss Lee Kuan Yew: WaPo
  • Can-Do Lee Kuan Yew: NYT
  • What Would Lee Kuan Yew Do?: NYT
  • Singapore’s Evolution: Lee Kuan Yew astutely evaluated any political or economic dogma that ran counter to his goals. WSJ
  • Lee Kuan Yew and Tongil rice; ‘When the farmers are full, that’s the end of Communist revolution.’ – Lee Kuan Yew: JA
  • The city state of Singapore braces itself for challenges to come; Political rumblings in Singapore can be heard, writes Kishore Mahbubani: FT
  • In China and West, contrasting views on legacy of Singapore’s patriarch: WaPo
  • Lee Kuan Yew’s Mixed Legacy in Singapore: NYT
  • China’s Love of Lee’s ‘Singapore Model’ Ran Deep for Decades : Bloomberg

Life

  • 17 of our favorite Steve Jobs quotes from the new book about his life: BI
  • The CEO of Popeyes says becoming a ‘servant leader’ helped her turn around the struggling restaurant chain: BI
  • People are turning to education for entertainment, whether from online lectures, learning vacations or television, for the love of learning new things and to stay economically viable.: NYT
  • 6 Leadership Failures That Put Your Company at Competitive Risk: Forbes
  • How Atari’s Nolan Bushnell turned down Steve Jobs’ offer of a third of Apple at $50,000: TheAge
  • A Manifesto for Makers: The maker ethos is not unlike that of the athlete and can be found in faraway Russia or the local Maker Faire, says veteran engineer Lee Felsenstein.: EE
  • The top 10 words of TED2015: TED
  • University reforms will lead to new beatnik generation as students shun the hard degrees: Mark Carnegie: BRW
  • Warren Buffett: Berkshire’s success has almost everything to do with being based in the US: BI
  • The best lessons from ‘Art of War,’ a book Evan Spiegel bought Snapchat employees when he felt threatened by Facebook: BI
  • Billionaire designer Tory Burch shares the best advice she ever got: BI
  • 10 Principles of Organization Design: These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.: Strategy&

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