How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 21 Jun (Sun)


  • How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship: Brainpickings
  • Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness; “Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”: Brainpickings
  • How to Be Extraordinary: William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and How to Release Our Untapped Human Potential: Brainpickings
  • Blaise Pascal on the Intuitive vs. the Logical Mind and How We Come to Know Truth: Brainpickings
  • Howard Marks: The ‘Uncomfortably Idiosyncratic’ Billionaire; The Zen capitalist has made a fortune fishing in less-fished waters: Observer

Investing Process

  • Why You’re Paying Too Much in Fees; The way financial advisers charge for their advice often makes no sense, and it needs to change. WSJ

Greater China

  • China Must Be Getting Really Nervous To Do This; after 8 years of weekly data provision, China Securities Depository & Clearing (CDSC) Corp has decided to discontinue the time series of new account opening: Zerohedge
  • Business magnate brothers probed for alleged financial crimes in Taiwan: WCT

Japan & Korea

  •  Japanese companies losing out in India: Nikkei
  • SoftBank sells 1,000 units of its Pepper robot in first minute of online trade: JT
  • Nintendo Bets Smartphones Can Revive Its Fortunes: Barron’s


  • All The World’s Investable Assets In Context: Zerohedge
  • Zombie update: the silent hedge fund apocalypse; More hedge funds have closed in the last decade than were open for business at the start of it, according to industry numbers from HFR. FT

Energy & Commodities

  • When commodities trade at negative prices: FT


  • Bloomberg has to decide what it wants to be when it grows up; The lucrative data-terminal business isn’t going to last forever, but Bloomberg is still struggling to evolve: Fortune
  • Can Wikipedia Survive?: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • Gap’s Fashion-Backward Moment; Sales are slumping at American clothing brands like Gap as foreign fast-fashion upstarts like H&M, Uniqlo and Zara lure away customers. NYT
  • Billionaire Sam Adams founder on how he helped spark the craft-beer revolution: BI

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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