Steve Jobs’ lessons from 1980 that are pure gold for entrepreneurs of today; Food Network star Ina Garten shares the career advice she’d give her younger self – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 16 Jun (Tues)


  • Steve Jobs’ lessons from 1980 that are pure gold for entrepreneurs of today: e27, Youtube
  • How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk; Listen to a friend’s needs, emphasize resilience and strength. Don’t minimize concerns.; ‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’: WSJ
  • Food Network star Ina Garten shares the career advice she’d give her younger self: BI
  • 70% VCs reduce the potential of a startup: Silicon Valley VC Vinod Khosla: e27
  • Focus On the Customers You Want, Not the Ones You Have: HBR
  • Scientists just created the coldest substance on Earth, and it has some really weird properties: BI
  • This personality trait predicts your tendency to lie and cheat: BI
  • 6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition: BI
  • This one big problem is why we can’t control computers with our brains yet: BI
  • How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies: Forbes
  • Getting organizational redesign right; Companies will better integrate their people, processes, and structures by following nine golden rules. Mckinsey
  • What Mountain Climbing Can Teach You About Business: NYT

Investing Process

  • AirAsia Under Pressure As Accounting Questioned; Stock slumps 20% as accounting practices come under fire, adding to concerns about a weak ringgit. Barron’s
  • Cellular Biomedicine: Patient Death, Fraud Ties And Stock Promotion: Pumpstopper
  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett doubled down his bet on Asia’s insurance market by buying a stake in one of Australia’s largest general insurers, in a move that looks set to support the expansion of his own firm’s presence in the region: WSJ, Bloomberg

Greater China

  • China’s Unsettling Stock Market Boom: NYT
  • China’s hedge fund industry blooms as stocks boom: FT
  • Former, current leaders in a game of whack-a-mole: Nikkei
  • Chauffeur driven vehicles thrive in China: Nikkei
  • China trying a policy twist to cut borrowing costs: Reuters
  • Alibaba leads the way in China with online subscription video: FT
  • Cirque du Soleil CEO: We’re Becoming a Chinese Citizen; Cirque du Soleil’s first attempt in China didn’t quite work out. : WSJ
  • China company insiders skim the cream off frothy stock market: Reuters
  • Meet the Economic Expert who says Punk-Rock Is a Bullish Sign for China: Bloomberg
  •  Over 5000 New Hedge Funds Launch In China In Less Than Three.. Months: VW


  • JCB banks on India’s infrastructure play: Forbes
  • The corporate theatrics in India of Reliance’s reclusive tycoon: FT
  • Billionaires Drive India Defense Supplier to Solar Panels: Bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • More foreign pension funds oppose Toyota ‘Model AA’ shares: Reuters
  • Toshiba was impatient to find profit makers: Nikkei
  • Uniqlo operator has teamed up with consulting firm Accenture to use big data for adapting to changing trends and providing personalized services to shoppers: Nikkei
  • Fear of Dying Alone: The State of Japan’s Aging Population: WSJ
  • Japan Banks Target Cross-Shareholdings; Selling longheld equity stakes risks corporate relationships.: WSJ
  • Corporate Japan Thinks It’s 1985: Bloomberg


  • 1MDB on debt papers and Ananda’s loan: Star
  • Thailand’s off-the-books debt problem: CNBC
  • Why Original Sin Is Returning to Haunt Southeast Asian Borrowers: Bloomberg
  • Jakarta traffic chaos crying out for tougher rules: AsiaOne


  • Bond crash is so crazy BlackRock Inc is ripping up its risk models: FP
  • US dividend stocks smoked by higher yields: FT
  • Winners and losers from share buybacks: FT
  • Taking On Student Debt, and Refusing to Pay: NYT

Energy & Commodities

  • Igor Zyuzin’s Mechel mining and metals group has debts of $7bn but the Kremlin cannot afford to let it collapse: FT
  • Uncharted Waters: The Evolution Of The Aquaculture Industry; Forbes
  • The World Is Facing Its Longest Oil Glut in at Least Three Decades: Bloomberg
  • Even the Oil Rout Can’t Stop Houston’s Economic Boom: Bloomberg


  • Why no MERS vaccine? Lack of foresight frustrates scientists: Reuters


  • Here’s how SoftBank is hunting for the next unicorn: e27
  • Why writing rules in American TV; Innovative scripts written by talented scriptwriters are finding appreciative audiences: Forbes
  • Japan’s Cookpad buys Indian recipe-sharing startup Cucumbertown: e27
  • Online furniture retailer expands into Germany amid plans to rival Ikea in Europe: Telegraph
  • Tesla’s game-changing batteries for the home are a page straight out of India’s frugal engineering playbook.: Insead
  • VCs and startups are now paying attention to a vital thing they used to ignore: How secure they are.: BI
  • Thanks to IBM, a hot startup called Databricks is poised to dominate a vital new market: BI
  • Tech prodigy eyes $40m in drive for sleep sensor start-up: FT
  • Young people turn off television news in increasing numbers: FT
  • Apple News service to hire team of journalists: FT
  • Scarlett O’Hara Keeps ‘Jurassic World’ at Bay; Adjusted for inflation, movies of earlier decades trump new millennium’s blockbusters: WSJ
  • The $50 Billion Question: Can Uber Deliver? Investors are counting on Uber to upend the delivery business much as it has for taxis, but progress has been slow so far: WSJ
  • Ten ways autonomous driving could redefine the automotive world: Mckinsey
  • One Tiny Number Can Reveal Big Problems at a Global Smartphone Maker: Bloomberg

Consumer & Others

  • Subway made 2 mistakes that are destroying its business: BI
  • AB InBev’s hard-nosed kings of beer: FT
  • Bankrupt gun maker Colt up for auction. Opening bid: $0, by assuming obligations including up to $105 million (£67 million) in outstanding loans and as much as $20 million in new loans : Reuters
  • Under Armour Creates Third Stock Class Without Voting Rights: Bloomberg

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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