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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 8 Mar (Sun) – How Apple design guru Jony Ive discovered his passion; “I see design as a way you look at the world and as a thought process”; The simple secrets to happiness; Turns out a better life rests on habits

Life

  • How Apple design guru Jony Ive discovered his passion; “I see design as a way you look at the world and as a thought process.”: BI
  • The simple secrets to happiness; Turns out a better life rests on habits: McLeans
  • Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets And The Power of Believing That You Can Improve: Farnam
  • Warren Buffett’s Awesome Feat at Berkshire Hathaway, Revisited: NYT
  • Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing: BP
  • How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work: BP
  • Nobel Laureate Elias Canetti on the Four Attributes of Crowds, and the Paradox of Why We Join Them; “Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd. A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal.”: BP
  • Roald Dahl on How Illness Emboldens Creativity: A Moving Letter to His Bedridden Mentor: BP
  • Silicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortal—and Finding Some Success: Newsweek
  • Hong Kong Property Firm Builds on Family Ties; Real-estate developer Hip Shing Hong, led by MD David Fong, is a case study on succession in Hong Kong’s family-run property companies; Hip Shing Hong’s Fong Says Succession Isn’t Without Tension: WSJ
  • Billionaires Own Nearly Half Of All Major Professional Sports Teams: Forbes
  • Congress could help solve antibiotic resistance. This Congresswoman explains why it won’t.: Vox
  • Is Most of Our DNA Garbage? NYT

Investing Process

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • Caught in a web of spinoffs: Inside Canada’s expanding universe of ‘shell’ companies; the concern over the use of shell companies for unscrupulous purposes prompted the U.S. SEC to launch Operation Shell Expel. The idea is to flush out “pump and dump” schemes, where stock is heavily and sometimes falsely promoted to unknowing investors, while the perpetrators sell at high prices before the stock crashes. The SEC has ejected more than 800 dormant companies from the market since 2012. FP
  • Bosses Who Love Themselves; People who lack empathy and have grandiose views of themselves tend to have a damaging effect on all levels of business, researchers say. NYT

Greater China

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • The Fed on China’s stimulus binge: FT
  • Hong Kong’s stock exchange operator said a stock connect programme with Shanghai that launched on Nov 17 contributed just US$8.8mil to revenue last year, showing how disappointing trading on the programme has capped profit growth. Reuters
  • China city boss warns against Islamic head coverings in Xinjiang: Reuters

Japan & Korea

  • Tokyo’s children could find their voice if noise ban is reformed: FT

ASEAN

  • Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?”: AsianExtractor
  • They All Fall Down: New Law Seen in Subverting KPK: JG
  • Francis Lau on chicken and eggs; Teo Seng allocates RM200mil to grow capacity: TheStar1, 2, 3

Healthcare

  • Going the extra mile to win a $21bn Pharmacyclics deal: FT

TMT

  • Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • Whirlpool’s Jeff Fettig: Doing the World’s Laundry; Thanks to Whirlpool, the U.S. dominates appliances. Winning awards, bringing jobs back home. Barron’s
  • McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul: NYT
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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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