You Innovate with Your Heart, Not Your Head; How a decade of rejection rocketed billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely to mega success – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 13 Jun (Sat)


  • You Innovate with Your Heart, Not Your Head: HBR
  • How a decade of rejection rocketed billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely to mega success: BI
  • Seven Habits Of Fearless People: Forbes
  • 25 Life Lessons From 100-Year-Old David Rockefeller, The World’s Oldest Billionaire: Forbes
  • Invent your own TAFE course, and other survival hacks from Wollongong toolbelt manufacturer Buckaroo: BRW
  • Be an ethical firm or lose your best people, EY survey finds: SCMP
  • Lunch with the FT: Richard Desmond; the media mogul calls the prime minister ‘rude’, swears vigorously and talks about what to do with a billion pounds in cash: FT
  • Genes Are Selfish; People Are Not: We are unique among animals in our consciousness, of our own selves and of our social groups.: WSJ
  • Schadenfreude Is in the Zeitgeist, but Is There an Opposite Term? Word for taking pain in another’s pleasure is ‘gluckschmerz,’ or is it?: WSJ

Investing Process

  • Charllie Munger’s Investment Wisdom in Quotes: Surediv
  • GMT Research report questions AirAsia accounting practices: Reuters
  • Toshiba accounting irregularities fall into 2 cases; The problem centers on the percentage-of-completion method, used for long-term construction contracts: Nikkei
  • Barron’s 2015 Midyear Roundtable — Top Stock Picks: Barron’s
  • Time for private equity chiefs to prepare next generation: FT
  • Less Is More: What Small Investors Can Learn From a Pension Giant: WSJ

Greater China

  • Alibaba Affiliate’s Online Bank Constrained by Regulators; Regulatory hurdle involving facial-recognition technology is challenging MYbank’s business model: WSJ


  • Morgan Stanley: Private Investment in Indonesia ‘Likely to Disappoint’: JG


  • Clampdown on sale of risky investments after ‘death bond’ scandal: FT
  • The problem with emerging markets; Middle-income countries need to find a new model for growth: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • The oil cash-and-carry trade does the shipping tanker contango: FT
  • High-Tech Solar Projects Fail to Deliver; $2.2 billion project in California generates just 40% of its expected electricity: WSJ


  • Panasonic eyes new rehab device for stroke sufferers: Nikkei


  • Young Murdoch Views TV as ‘Real Killer App’ in a New Digital World: NYT
  • Who will win the streaming wars? They have made piracy unfashionable and are adding customers fast – but for music-streaming giants the real battle starts now: FT
  • Scientists Develop Chips Made Mostly From Wood; New products would be more biodegradable: WSJ
  • Twitter’s Original Sin, and How to Fix It: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Löle’s CEO aims to grow company’s ‘athleisure’ apparel into a global brand: FP
  • How a billion-dollar burger chain was launched from a scrap of paper: BI
  • 7 brilliant strategies Coca-Cola used to become one of the world’s most recognizable brands: BI
  • The rise of the monobrands; Want to make an impact in fashion? Start with one trick. Meet the fashion companies who did one thing — very well — before branching out: FT

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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