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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 3 Mar (Tues) – Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger; Buy-and-hold fund prospers with no new bets in 80 years

Life

  • Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger: Forbes
  • Dig up knowledge of bamboo for healing: JP
  • The Power of Magical Thinking; David Copperfield on the Enemies of Art; Artists do something zealots can’t stand: They break down divisions between people: NYT
  • Be the leader your people don’t walk out on: Forbes
  • 14 books by mega-succesful CEOs that will teach you how to run the world: BI
  • Why Warren Buffett Is Worth $72 Billion and You’re Not: NYT
  • Michael Jordan is a billionaire: BI
  • The secretive Cargill family has 14 billionaires thanks to an agricultural empire – more than any other clan on earth: BI
  • Meet The Richest Billionaire In Every Country: Forbes
  • From Bedouin To Billionaire: How Mohed Altrad Became Europe’s Scaffolding King: Forbes
  • How Many Of The World’s Richest Billionaires Are Still Entrepreneurs? Forbes
  • Disclosure Can Produce Meaningful Change: NYT
  • Why half of all new executives fail can be narrowed down to 4 reasons: BI
  • Teach First is a rival and finishing school for business: FT
  • Storytelling In The Digital Media Age: Techcrunch
  • Adam Tepper, founder and chief executive of the bitcoin exchange company Independent Reserve, has died after a motorcycle accident in Thailand. He was 34.: JG
  • Fiat Agnelli Family to Tighten Grip on Ferrari After Spinoff: Bloomberg
  • What Buffett’s anti-banker rant might have been about; The canny investor writes for multiple audiences-including heads of acquisition targets. Fortune
  • Companies Drag Feet on Updating Fraud Safeguards; Some feel no urgency to adopt new standards, even after clock runs out on old ones: WSJ
  • Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime; New York University researchers explore how manipulating everyday objects may spark new ideas: WSJ
  • The growing anti-science movement is making people in Silicon Valley nervous: BI

Books

  • How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic: Amazon, FT

Investing Process

  • Buy-and-hold fund prospers with no new bets in 80 years: Reuters

China

  • Inside the Sharp-Elbowed World of Chinese E-Commerce; Merchants use fake orders, shell storefronts to gain prominence on Alibaba’s marketplaces: WSJ
  • China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party ‘Cliques’; As legislature meets, Beijing’s antigraft campaign cracks down on political factions: WSJ
  • Corruption Crackdown Costs – Macau Casino Revenues Collapse “Shockingly Bad” 53%: Zerohedge
  • China graft purge targets military elite: FT
  • Chinese Rushing to Buy Property for Portugal Visas Get Burned: Bloomberg
  • Is Chinese QE Next?: Bloomberg

India

  • Mumbai Mulls China-Like Skyscrapers in Makeover: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • Pension funds overpower Kuroda’s misfiring bazooka: FT

ASEAN

  • Indonesia’s Blue Bird Targets New Growth: Noni Purnomo: Forbes
  • BI, President Try to Assuage Fears Over Rapidly Weakening Rupiah: JG
  • Indonesia to Regulate E-Commerce; Online transactions in Indonesia are expected to top $3 billion this year: JG

Macro

  • Who’s fooling whom in haven asset hunt? FT
  • Who will bear losses when banks go wrong? ‘Bail-in’ framework will put investors at risk but much remains unclear: FT
  • Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up: FT
  • Etihad Airways’ Rapid Growth Frustrates Rivals; How Etihad runs and is financed is central in a fight with airlines in the United States, which accuse Persian Gulf carriers of stealing passengers. NYT
  • Immigrants and baby boomers are fuelling the rise of the entrepreneur: Telegraph
  • It’s time to investigate fund managers: Guardian
  • A Small-Cap Idea With Little to Recommend It; The SEC’s plan to create special exchanges sounds like a solution in search of a problem. WSJ

TMT

  • IBM Corp was sued by a shareholder that said it committed securities fraud by failing to write down a money-losing semiconductor unit before agreeing to pay another company $1.5 billion to take that unit off its hands. Reuters
  • Could IBM’s brain-inspired chip change the way computers are built? WaPo
  • I’m addicted to Amazon’s new 1-hour delivery service: BI
  • How Apple can overcome dropping iTunes revenue: BI
  • What would the Dow look like if it included Apple?: Reuters
  • Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G: Reuters
  • Finnish Papermakers Embrace Online World as 10-Year Slump Ends: Bloomberg

Healthcare

  • A Fast Track to Treatment for Stroke Patients; Video-conferencing, mobile robots and virtual neurologists help limit damage: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • How Hungry-Man’s supersized frozen meals are defying every industry trend: BI
  • McDonald’s needs to make 3 changes to compete with Chipotle: BI
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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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