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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 19 Apr (Sun) – A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

Life

  • Young Delacroix on the Importance of Solitude in Creative Work and How to Resist Social Distractions; “Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”: BP
  • Do intelligent people worry more?: Slate
  • The Traits of Socially Innovative Companies: HBR

Books

  • A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas : Amazon
  • Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask: Amazon

Investing Process

  • Olstein Funds: The Impact Of The Quality Of Earnings On Valuing Companies: VW

AsianExtractor: Unearthing Accounting Fraud in Asia

  • China Environment FY2014: Significant Deterioration in Receivables Collectability And No Provision for Impairment: AsianExtractor
  • 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

Greater China

  • Shanghai’s Pudong area marks 25 dramatic years: AsiaOne
  • Private entrepreneur’s letter to premier becomes online sensation: GT
  • China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as ‘fox hunters’: Reuters
  • China Cracks Down on the ‘Sport for Millionaires’: NYT 

India

  • What TCS massive bonus shows: Software’s T-Rex is facing the downside of size: FirstPost

Macro

  • The Hidden Costs of the World’s Ghost Apartments: Newsweek

TMT

  • Technology That Prods You to Take Action, Not Just Collect Data: NYT
  • Power shift in America as Wall Street bows to Silicon Valley: Guardian
  • Nvidia could be the next big thing in gaming. Here’s why.: Fortune
  • Netflix Wags Its Short Tail: Bloomberg

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine: Forbes
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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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