David Brooks’s Search for Meaning; From poverty to a $3 billion fortune – the incredible rags-to-riches story of Oprah Winfrey: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 29 May (Fri)


  • David Brooks’s Search for Meaning: NewYorker
  • From poverty to a $3 billion fortune – the incredible rags-to-riches story of Oprah Winfrey: BI
  • A former CIA director’s advice on how to make hard decisions: FastCo
  • A clear corporate purpose is key to outperforming rivals: BT
  • Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between: Techcrunch
  • Why are some companies so successful?: e27
  • A palette of plans: Choosing a strategy is a lot more complex for companies than it used to be: Economist

Investing Process

  • Hong Kong Regulator Says Hanergy Under Probe After Li Denial: Bloomberg
  • China’s richest man might have been running a massive fraud: WaPo
  • Tesco scandal puts spotlight on annual company audit checks: Reuters

Greater China

  • Chinese Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home; Booming Chinese stock market and more favorable domestic regulations propel a wave of companies to list in China: WSJ
  • Chinese Stock Market’s Wile E. Coyote Moment: Bloomberg
  • China Stock Boom Built on Leverage Shows How Fast It Flips: Bloomberg
  • China’s stockmarket bubble: A goring concern; The economic dangers of China’s manic bull market: Economist
  • HK regulator in Hanergy probe rarely publicises investigations: FT
  • Foreigners pile into China stocks as red flags loom: FT

Japan & Korea

  • Japan Unleashes a Robot Revolution: Bloomberg
  • Rise and fall of Japan defensive stocks highlights new class of indexes: Reuters
  • Japan Unleashes a Robot Revolution: Bloomberg


  • New lawyers find it tougher as glut looms in Singapore: BT


  • Self-Driving Cars – 2017 Will Be A ‘Watershed Year’: Goldman: VW
  • Amazon Aims for Fast, Free Delivery: WSJ
  • How Gamestop avoided becoming the next Blockbuster: BI


  • Cancer Is Getting More Expensive, Forcing Doctors to Take Notice: Bloomberg
  • How Thailand might save the world from a dengue pandemic: Nikkei

Consumer & Others

  • Law Firm’s Demise Blamed on Accounting Gimmicks: CFO

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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