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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

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
  • Hanergy: The 10-minute trade and unusual trading patterns over the past two years: FT

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: The 10-minute trade and unusual trading patterns over the past two years: FT
  • Hong Kong has 56,000 people with liquid assets of more than HK$10 million – and most are worried about their children’s education, a survey has found.: Standard
  • Mobile financial transactions on the rise in China: WCT
  • The Unbearable Exuberance of China’s Markets: JG

ASEAN

  • 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

  • Property Investors’ Latest Horror: Zombie REITs: WSJ
  • The-worlds-next-credit-crunch-could-make-2008-look-like-a-hiccup.html The world’s next credit crunch could make 2008 look like a hiccup: Telegraph

Energy & Commodities

  • Here’s How $20 Oil Could Become a Reality If Storage Runs Out; The looming storage crisis explained: bloomberg
  • ‘We are just good plumbers’: The man who sold Beaumont Energy for half a billion despite oilpatch gloom: FP
  • Canada crude falls below US$30 for first time in six years as BMO warns oilsands must cut costs; ‘At $30 crude, something has to give’: Why there’s a reality check coming for Canadian oil stocks: FP1, FP2

TMT

  • Netflix, Amazon and Hulu No Longer Find Themselves Upstarts in Online Streaming: NYT
  • Datto and the million-dollar data backup business; Austin McChord makes big money by selling peace of mind to small businesses hoping to avoid the catastrophe of data loss: Forbes
  • Connected cars will be huge in Asia:BI

Healthcare

  • Biotech’s Rally Fuels Bubble Fears; As Valuations Skyrocket and Nasdaq Nears Record, Anxiety Builds: WSJ
  • From Pills That Snitch to Xbox Sensors, Drugmaker Goes High Tech: Bloomberg
  • Biotech’s Rally Fuels Bubble Fears; As Valuations Skyrocket and Nasdaq Nears Record, Anxiety Builds: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • How Burger King beat Wendy’s: 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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