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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 10 Mar (Tues) – Here’s why Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates love to read

Life

  • Here’s why Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates love to read: BI, LinkedIn
  • The creative power of saying no: why focus is the key to innovation: BRW
  • Trouble at the family mill? Call in the Chief Emotional Officer: Insead
  • How Much Control Should You Have Over Your Firm? Insead
  • Most Teach For America Instructors Plan to Flee Teaching; About 87 percent of the people the program trains as educators say they plan to leave teaching; “Teaching is tough work”: Bloomberg

Investing Process

  • Open Letter to SGX/MAS: Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?” – Address the accounting and governance concerns in an SGX/MAS announcement: AsianExtractor
  • Noble’s Spat With Iceberg Highlights Barriers to Disclosure: WSJ

Greater China

  • Open Letter to SGX/MAS: Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?” – Address the accounting and governance concerns in an SGX/MAS announcement: AsianExtractor
  • Hanergy Working With ‘Unproven’ Solar Technology, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Says, after Financial Times in January raised questions about the company’s accounting practices. Bloomberg
  • Hanergy Shares Soar Too Close to the Sun; Solar panel hot stock levitates 480% in six months, leaving gravity and reason back on Earth. Barron’s\
  • Hanergy’s Lightning Rally Blinds Investors to Reality: WSJ
  • Foreign banks tighten lending rules for China state-backed firms; Singapore DBS Group suffered a loss on a bad loan to an SOE-related firm it had assessed as risk-free: Reuters
  • China Short Sellers Target World’s Biggest Broker Rally: Bloomberg
  • Hong Kong-made ‘firefighting’ robots catch the attention of tech giant IBM: SCMP
  • Mainland regulators learn from mistakes made in Japan: SCMP
  • SFC’s ‘sneak attack’ on ownership responsibility will cost us money: SCMP
  • China legal threat dents ICE’s Singapore plans: FT

India

  • $1.20 for Office Lunches as Errand Apps Bloom in India: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • A veteran Japan investor has closed his small hedge fund and will join one of Asia’s longest-running hedge-fund operators, a move that underscores the increasing difficulty managers face striking out on their own: WSJ

ASEAN/Singapore

  • Open Letter to SGX/MAS: Reply to CFO of SGX-Listed China Environment (CENV SP) on report “Potential Accounting Tunneling Fraud at China Environment?” – Address the accounting and governance concerns in an SGX/MAS announcement: AsianExtractor

Macro

  • Hedge-Fund Manager’s Next Frontier: Lawsuits: WSJ
  • Don’t get addicted to boom times: Why investors should beware market highs and other fads: FP

Energy & Commodities

  • The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble; For years Saudi Arabia acted as a safety net in the market, but as prices fell the game changed: FT

TMT

  • Apple Watch Success Will Hinge on Apps: NYT
  • Apple watch could call time on Swiss ascendancy in the high-end market: Telegraph
  • Apple Says New Smartwatch Will Go 18 Hours on Battery Power: Bloomberg
  • Telecom’s Next Goal: Defining 5G; Industry pools knowledge in race to go beyond fast download speeds: WSJ
  • Challenge for Apple Watch: Style but No ‘Killer App’: WSJ

Healthcare

  • Feeling Nervous About a Biotech Bubble? Bloomberg
  • What Autopsies Can Teach; A decline in postmortem exams has slowed scientific advances. New procedures aim to overcome qualms. WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Why McDonald’s Turnaround Plan Isn’t Working: Bloomberg
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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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