Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals his one philosophy on work and life; Jealous mountain goddesses can’t scare this gutsy groundbreaker who found success as an engineer outside her home country: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 30 May (Sat)


  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals his one philosophy on work and life: BI
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: BI
  • She Had to Leave Japan to Find Success as an Engineer; Jealous mountain goddesses can’t scare this gutsy groundbreaker: Bloomberg
  • How to Find Your Place in the World After Graduation: NYT
  • How Zippo’s Founding Family Kept The Flame Alive: Forbes
  • Why one of Silicon Valley’s top investors says ‘don’t follow your passion’: BI
  • The question that Twitter’s CEO asks at every product meeting; “What’s a bolder choice we could be making?” he said. “What if you added this constraint to what you’re doing that forced you to be more creative or bold?”: BI
  • Lunch with the FT: Federico Marchetti; Yoox founder talks about being an outsider — and the world’s shopping habits: FT
  • Apple’s Jony Ive is tired of having to design everything: FT
  • How Elon Musk is educating his children: Quartz
  • Napoleon’s life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary: JT
  • Scientists Curbing the Ethical Use of Science: NYT
  • Securing the future of family business: Star
  • The emotional side of family businesses: BT
  • Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty; June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today: WSJ

Investing Process

  • Fortune Lost: The short, brutal and costly ride of China Investment Corp. in Canada; Lured here by dreams of rich resources, Beijing’s state fund is reeling from costly miscalculations, lousy timing, and falling into speculative ventures talked up by sophisticated stock promoters: FP
  • A Concentrated Bet on Emerging Markets; Some mutual-fund managers say larger bets on fewer stocks is the best way to play less-developed markets: WSJ
  • Hanergy’s Solar-Technology Gamble Is Under Scrutiny: WSJ

Greater China

  • Global supply chains reshapes trade as China sheds manufacturing: FT
  • Fraudulent financial firm shut down by Taiwan authorities: WCT
  • Lenovo looking to shed M&A habit: Nikkei
  • Reading Beijing’s mind leaves investors living on their nerves: Reuters
  •  China TV Giant Takes On Rivals Outside the Box; Shift toward online streaming services is a challenge to China’s state propaganda apparatus: WSJ
  • Stocks in China: Still Too Hot to Handle? If this past week’s stumble in Chinese stocks has you thinking about buying, think twice.: WSJ


  • How a 400-year-old curse continues to haunt one of India’s richest royal families: Quartz
  • Pantaloons and Madura Fashion: Two stitches at a time: Forbes

Japan & Korea

  • Used handbags provide an unlikely barometer for Japan’s economy: FT
  • Japan’s Corporate governance reform hatches business opportunities: Nikkei
  • Investors are growing wary of IPOs on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after a series of questionable IPO screenings. Nikkei
  • 70-Year-Old President Plans to Run Nidec 15 More Years: Bloomberg
  • Korea eyes drones, self-driving cars: AsiaOne
  • YuuZoo’s latest disclosure of commissioned positive research report opens a Pandora’s box for SGX: AsiaOne
  • Industrial hub Ulsan a warning for cooling South Korea: Reuters
  • Sany says diversifying into smartphones, as machinery demand slips: Reuters


  • Halim: Don’t compare Renong with 1MDB: Star
  • As economies stumble, where is Southeast Asia’s fiscal firepower? Reuters


  • 92% Of Hedge Fund Capital Concentrated Among Top 11% Of Fund Managers: VW

Energy & Commodities

  • Unseen Stashing Pays Off for Metal Traders; Traders are shifting metals from LME-approved warehouses to less well-documented locations: WSJ


  • Doctors hail new front in fight against cancer; A novel class of drugs turn the body into a weapon against tumours: FT


  • Google’s new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie: BI
  • How to succeed in the music industry; Despite a shrinking market and slumping sales, there are more pop artists than ever: FT
  • ‘Vloggers’ at forefront of one-man media: KH
  • Google’s Big Picture Is Blurry for Investors: WSJ
  • AdWatch: Post-it Wants to Make Banner Ads More Useful: WSJ
  • BBC Facial Recognition Software Analyzes Audience Response: WSJ
  • Mobile apps turn bedroom traders into star professionals: Reutes
  • New Software Helps Local Delivery Firms Provide Same-Day Service; Grand Junction aims to link retailers to mom-and-pops and assist with package-tracking: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Jim Beam is using virtual reality to make you think you’re a shot of bourbon: Fortune
  • High spirits battle: Asia tycoons vie for cognac maker Louis Royer: Reuters
  • Dawn of the Planet of Authenticity: Where consumers revolt against idea thieves: Nation
  • The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s biggest food chain: WaPo

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 (, 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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