Natalie Portman reveals her ‘dark moments’ in college during powerful Harvard commencement speech; The Best Advice Commencement Speakers Gave the Class of 2015: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 31 May (Sun)


  • Natalie Portman reveals her ‘dark moments’ in college during powerful Harvard commencement speech: BI
  • The Best Advice Commencement Speakers Gave the Class of 2015; Graduation speeches. They are what they are. But remarks by the late and current CEOs of Apple offer advice applicable far beyond the office. Bloomberg
  • The Founder And The Inferiority Complex: Techcrunch

Investing Process

  • Some fund houses ‘manipulate’ benchmarks in a bid to market themselves more easily to investors.: FT

Greater China

  • Internet firms in China use big data to help pick stocks: WCT


  • SEC issues fresh warning to private equity: FT
  • Fraud protection a priority, says pensions regulator chief: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • Washing one’s hands of the stain of coal: FT


  • Windshield Devices Bring Distracted Driving Debate to Eye Level: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • Christo Wiese, the billionaire bargain hunter from Africa, is on the prowl; Wiese has turned Pepkor into a global brand with 3,700 clothes stores worldwide, and also runs Shoprite, the biggest food retailer in Africa: Telegraph

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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