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
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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