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Bamboo Innovator Daily: 24 May (Sun) – Contributor, Competitor, Craftsman: A Commentary on Motivation and Vocation; Fairfax Financial Ltd chief Prem Watsa tells his ‘Horatio Alger’ story

Life

  • Contributor, Competitor, Craftsman: A Commentary on Motivation and Vocation: Convenantcap
  • What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers: NYT
  • Fairfax Financial Ltd chief Prem Watsa tells his ‘Horatio Alger’ story: FP
  • How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion: BP
  • Ten communication secrets of great leaders: Quartz

Investing Process

  • It’s Fairfax Financial Holdings’ time to shine as company’s strategy gathers supporters: FP
  • Hanergy’s share plunge highlights flaws in index-tracking stock funds: Reuters

AsianExtractor: Unearthing Accounting Fraud in Asia

  • Detecting Accounting Fraud in Asia (Part 4): Introducing Six New Measures: AsianExtractor
  • Sihuan (460 HK) Updates on Audit Delay: Improper accounting treatment in consolidation trick of using MRAs (Market Research Agents) to exclude hidden sales and distribution expenses to artificially boost profits: AsianExtractor
  • 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

  • Desired Destination For Didi Kuaidi: Keep Drivers, Officials Happy: WSJ

India

  • Canada’s top pension fund among ‘big boys’ setting sights on India’s US$1.9-trillion economy: FP

ASEAN

  • Thailand 1-year-old coup imposes superficial calm but not much else: ChinaPost
  • Johor says banks too stringent in giving out housing loans: Star

Healthcare

  • This bionic lens could give everybody perfect vision: Fortune

TMT

  • Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging: Reuters
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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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