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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 8 Apr (Wed) – How Warren Buffett defines success: True success comes from working for a purpose greater than your own well-being. “The most important takeaway is that you should always try to be a good person

Life

  • How Warren Buffett defines success: True success comes from working for a purpose greater than your own well-being. “The most important takeaway is that you should always try to be a good person: BI
  • Warren Buffett: The Problem With 200 Page Manuals on Behavior; “I don’t believe in 200-page manuals because if you put out a 200-page manual, everybody’s looking for loopholes basically.” Farnam
  • Bill Gates has a perfect explanation of the difference between him and Steve Jobs: BI
  • The secret to earning Steve Jobs’ trust, summed up in one paragraph: BI
  • The strange rise of children’s books for adults, decoded: WaPo
  • News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures; Tablet computers and an online curriculum were supposed to help revolutionize schools. That hasn’t happened: Bloomberg
  • Creative self-disruption (or how to adapt to rapid business change): Guardian
  • Build an Organization That’s Less Busy and More Strategic: HBR
  • Life’s Work: An Interview with Garry Kasparov: HBR
  • Managing in an Age of Winner-Take-All: HBR
  • Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard: HBR
  • What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive: HBR
  • Middle managers who are a start-up’s unsung heroes; Hot start-ups poach savvy staff who become industry stars in their own right: FT
  • Gone in 7 minutes: The Shinkansen cleaning crews: AsiaOne
  • How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories: TheAge
  • CEO shares the 20 most important lessons he’s learned in 20 years of business: BI

Investing Process

  • China Environment (SES: 50U, Bloomberg: CENV SP): Auditor Emphasis of Matter raises more questions on potential accounting tunneling risk: AsianExtractor
  • 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
  • Does Auditor Explanatory Language in Unqualified Audit Reports Indicate Increased Financial Misstatement Risk? “Emphasis of matter” language predicts restatements + China Environment’s Auditor Emphasis of Matter: AsianExtractor
  • Stupid errors in spreadsheets could lead to Britain’s next corporate disaster; Large firms have failed to learn lessons from Enron, one of the most famous cases of corporate fraid, where thousands of spreadsheet inaccuracies were later: Telegraph
  • Charlie Munger — Part One: The Beginning: VW
  • Does a happy employee make for a healthy stock price?: Reuters

Greater China

  • China Environment (SES: 50U, Bloomberg: CENV SP): Auditor Emphasis of Matter raises more questions on potential accounting tunneling risk: AsianExtractor
  • 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
  • Does Auditor Explanatory Language in Unqualified Audit Reports Indicate Increased Financial Misstatement Risk? “Emphasis of matter” language predicts restatements + China Environment’s Auditor Emphasis of Matter: AsianExtractor
  • Robert Boxwell says dual-class share structures overly favour hi-tech types and don’t protect investors adequately, and the Hong Kong stock exchange would be ill-advised to allow them: SCMP
  • U.S. Dot-Com Bubble Was Nothing Compared to Today’s China Prices: Bloomberg
  • Why drone maker picked Shenzhen over HK: AsiaOne
  • Industry 4.0 will mean demise of Chinese manufacturing: expert: WCT
  • China will struggle to keep its momentum; As the economy slows, the demand for investment is likely to fall more than proportionately: FT

Japan & Korea

  • Arrest warrant sought for Keangnam chief on suspicion of fraud and the embezzlement of company funds: KH
  • Japanese robot-made eyeglasses combine the best of Warby Parker and Lenscrafters: Quartz
  • Japan Inc says sayonara to culture of long working hours: FT

ASEAN

  • China Environment (SES: 50U, Bloomberg: CENV SP): Auditor Emphasis of Matter raises more questions on potential accounting tunneling risk: AsianExtractor
  • 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
  • Does Auditor Explanatory Language in Unqualified Audit Reports Indicate Increased Financial Misstatement Risk? “Emphasis of matter” language predicts restatements + China Environment’s Auditor Emphasis of Matter: AsianExtractor
  • Dr Mahathir admits country lost money when he was PM: AsiaOne
  • Lee Kuan Yew District Stronghold in Singapore Faces First Contest in 27 Years: Bloomberg
  • Indonesia’s currency fall exposes risks of capital flight: FT
  • Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums: BT
  • How Big Data algorithms can bolster Singapore’s mortgage system: BT

Macro

  • Repo Market Sees a Lending Shift as Rules Bite; Short-term loans known as repos increasingly come from sources other than brokers: WSJ
  • Asia dominates US probes into transnational corporate corruption: SCMP
  • After Viacom’s “Shocker”, These Companies Are Most At Risk Of Early Terminating Their Stock Buyback Programs: ZeroHedge
  • Art: A market laid bare; An arrest over allegations of price fixing has increased calls for tighter regulation of the booming sector: FT
  • Battered by currency swings, European firms unpick global production model: Reuters
  • Measure for Measure, Index Funds Rule: NYT

TMT

  • Swiss army knife maker plans foray into smartwatches: CEO: Reuters
  • Move over Toronto: Montreal aims to become the wearable technology capital of Canada: FP
  • In Rise of Yik Yak App, Profits and Ethics Collide: NYT
  • Uber’s popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis: JP

Healthcare

  • Big pharma turns to small biotechs for edge in cancer treatment: FT

Consumer & Others

  • The Entertainer: inside the HQ of the UK’s growing toy empire; The family-owned, independent toy shop recorded sales of £140m in 2014 and shared out £1.5m bonuses among staff: Guardian
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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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