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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

Books

  • Way More than Luck: Commencement Speeches on Living with Bravery, Empathy, and Other Existential Skills: Amazon

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

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
  • China’s Big Banks Double Their Write-offs: WSJ
  • Internet Plus: Can Mobile Commerce Fuel China’s Economy? Forbes

India

  • India central bank moves to restrict bank exposure to corporate loans: Reuters

Japan & Korea

  • Toyota Veteran Rises to Corporate Office From Factory Floor: Mitsuru Kawai to impart decadeslong experience in traditional manufacturing to younger generation: WSJ

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
  • When Jokowi is much more trusted than Megawati in leading PDI-P ; Megawati apparently cannot accept that she does not control Jokowi and such stubbornness has become a great burden on his administration: JP
  • Jokowi’s maritime highway vision takes shape: JP
  • Malaysia’s Workforce Losing Ground As Regional Rivals Catch Up: Forbes

TMT

  • How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever: Forbes
  • This man built an $18 billion Silicon Valley company — after the US government almost didn’t let him in: BI
  • Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes: Quartz

Healthcare

  • Which mutations are evil, and which are innocent?: NYT
  • This company just revolutionized our understanding of disease: BI

Consumer & Others

  • Sleepy food giants must wake up or be gobbled up; Many of America’s largest food companies have been caught napping and lost touch with tastes as we’ve all become more choosy: Telegraph
  • Phil Romano’s recipe for success: How the karate-practicing son of an electrician came to create restaurant concepts that today generate $1.5 billion in annual revenues.: Fortune
  • Smucker’s Lucrative Pet-Foods Deal; Smucker, renowned for fruit spreads, is barking up the right tree with Big Heart, a growing seller of pet foods.: Barron’s
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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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