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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
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (www.moatreport.com), a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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