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
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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