7 business leaders share how they solved the biggest moral dilemmas of their careers: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 3 Jun (Wed)


  • 7 business leaders share how they solved the biggest moral dilemmas of their careers: FastCo
  • The misplaced hero worship of start-up founders; Entrepreneurs who really transform the economy are found in all sizes of business: FT
  • The Backyard Effect: Finding The Secret Sauce For Growing An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Techcrunch
  • Ortega Overtakes Buffett to Become World’s Second-Richest Person: Bloomberg
  • The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire: WaPo
  • Singapore’s Yeo Hiap Seng descendants in tussle over will: AsiaOne
  •  Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: BCG
  • The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation: Turning Ambition into Sustainable Results: BCG
  • Escaping the Doghouse: Winning in Commoditized Markets: BCG
  • Be a Leader Who Can Admit Mistakes: HBR
  • Innovation Isn’t the Answer to All Your Problems: HBR


  • Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership : Amazon

Investing Process

  • Lixil’s China Accounting Fraud Woes Trigger Losses of $533 Million: WSJ
  • Lixil cuts earnings guidance citing China unit’s accounting fraud and insolvency woes: FT
  • Digital Domain Holdings became the latest Hong Kong stock to tumble after surging more than 500 percent in a matter of months, following declines in Hanergy and Goldin: Bloomberg
  • Investors: Filings Are For Searching, Not Reading: WSJ
  • A 99-Year-Old Wall Street Veteran Reveals Secrets of Her Success: Bloomberg
  • Why ETF purists should welcome investing innovations: FP
  • Citi Report: Market Rewards Shareholder Returns Over Capex: WSJ

Greater China

  • Rivals Race to Dominate China’s Online Travel Market: WSJ
  • In Hong Kong, the Apartments Are Fit for a Mosquito; Much like London and New York, demand from investors is pushing up prices of even tiny apartments: WSJ
  • Emerging market trade slide is made in China; Data usage via smartphones is forecast to rise tenfold by 2020: FT
  • Share prices in China: Flying too high; The long-term consequences of China’s coming stockmarket correction are the ones to fear: Economist
  • China After the Bubble: Bloomberg
  • Is China Repeating Korea’s Mistakes?: bloomberg
  • Chinese Flock to Hong Kong to Buy Stocks They Could Get at Home: Bloomberg


  • Modi fails to jumpstart India’s faltering IPO market: FT

Japan & Korea

  • SoftBank to Invest $1 Billion in South Korea’s Coupang: WSJ
  • Abe Topples Japan Inc.: A new consensus for corporate governance reform. WSJ
  • Hyundai Humbled as Investors Abandon Auto Industry’s Darling: Bloomberg


  • Why Spain and Other Eurozone Countries Aren’t Feeling the Recovery; Economic growth comes with lower incomes, making it difficult to escape heavy debt loads: WSJ
  • EM most at risk from bond market ‘tantrums’; Any liquidity challenges in a sell-off will appear first in emerging markets: FT
  • SEC Eyes Broadened ‘Clawback’ Restrictions; Firms whose financial statements contain errors may have to revoke some executives’ pay: WSJ


  • The innovators: a wristband that tells you when you’ve had enough sun; Fear of skin cancer is stopping people getting much-needed vitamin D, Dr David Hazafy says: Guardian


  • Internet of Things Market to Reach $1.7 Trillion by 2020: IDC: WSJ
  • Private share trading takes off as tech companies shun IPOs: FT
  • Why Mega-Mergers Are Back in Vogue for Internet Companies: HBR
  • Testing Silicon Valley’s Greater-Fool Strategy; Lofty valuations for venture-backed companies like Uber and Snapchat depend on the stock-market off-ramp staying open: WSJ
  • Meet the New Generation of Robots for Manufacturing; They are nimbler, lighter and work better with humans. They might even help bring manufacturing back to the U.S.: WSJ
  • Google Photos Review: Why Google Beats Apple at Organizing Your Life’s Memories; You use Google to search the Internet, now use it to search your photos, too: WSJ
  • ‘Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond’ Review; The technology that transformed cinema, making possible an intoxicating dream world: WSJ
  • Revolution in the Driver’s Seat: The Road to Autonomous Vehicles: BCG
  • The unlikely story of microsoft’s surprise minecraft buyout: Wired

Consumer & Others

  • The company making a pot-load of money from potholes: Toppesfield, the fast-growing road builder, is coming to a motorway or A-road near you: Telegraph
  • Discontent Simmers Among McDonald’s Franchisees; Shrinking sales, rising costs, debt from restaurant upgrades all add up: WSJ

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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