“Life has its ups and downs but you can only look forward,” says Frank Lowy, Australia’s fast-footed tycoon; The head of Westfield on boldness, demergers and the World Cup – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 22 Jun (Mon)


  • Frank Lowy: Australia’s fast-footed tycoon; The head of Westfield on boldness, demergers and the World Cup: FT
  • The founder of an award-winning tequila brand shares the 2 most powerful lessons his father ever taught him: BI
  • Five Elements of Effective Thinking: Farnam
  •  ‘Inside Out’ Is Something Truly Special, Even For Pixar: Forbes
  • 14 successful people share the best advice they ever got from their dads: BI
  • The ridiculous myth that ego can ever be left at the door: FT

Investing Process

  • Court Appointee Chases (and Finds) Investor Cash That Vanished in China; For some U.S. investors trying to hold Chinese companies to account for accounting fraud, Robert Seiden could be the last, best hope; More than 170 U.S.-traded Chinese companies have faced accounting or disclosure questions since 2011: WSJ
  • How Chinese Billionaire Li Hejun’s Solar Bet Soured; Hanergy founder, once China’s richest man, now faces company investigation after stock implosion: WSJ
  • Popularity of “smart” funds push fees to record lows: Reuters

Greater China

  • More ‘Tofu Buildings’? String of Collapses Causes Alarm in China: WSJ
  • The Lesson In China: Don’t Go Bubble In the First Place: Zerohedge
  • Subscription video streaming services expected to boom in China: WCT
  • Internet Companies Writing New Prescription for Health Care Industry; Companies offering health-related apps are looking for more tangible – and profitable – offline options, a change that could revolutionize the medical sector: Caixin
  • Chinese firms pour money into U.S. R&D in shift to innovation: Reuters
  • In China, Illegal Drugs Are Sold Online in an Unbridled Market: NYT
  • China think-tank questions state-run lottery spending; FT


  • India set to change listing rules for start-ups: FT

Japan & Korea

  • In sensitive Samsung vote, South Korea pension fund may seek outside help: Reuters
  • Proving unprofitable, ATMs start to disappear in Korea: JA


  • Rising unemployment piles up problems for Indonesian president: Reuters
  • Indonesia’s Largest Animal Feed Producer Charoen Pokphand Indonesia to Enter the Packaged Tea Industry: JG


  • Norway’s Shift From Oil Stirs Trouble in Fiords; Attempt to diversify economy with mining runs into opposition from fish farmers: WSJ
  • Brazilian officials arrested the heads of two Latin American construction giants, alleging they helped to mastermind a cartel that stole billions of dollars from state-run oil company Petrobras with the help of corrupt politicians to whom they paid kickbacks: WSJ
  • Why Railroads Can’t Keep Enough Boxcars in Service; Aging symbol of U.S. economic might is being scrapped faster than replacements are built: WSJ
  • ‘It’s time to hold physical cash,’ says one of Britain’s most senior fund managers; It may be time to money under the mattress. High profile fund managers explain how to prepare for a ‘systemic event’: Telegraph
  • Legg Mason Is Considering Smart-Beta ETF Strategies: Yahoo
  • Asia struggles to overhaul export-led growth models: SCMP
  •  Liquidity will keep drying up without reliable research: FT
  • More asset managers become shadow banks: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • Why Canada cannot export its water: BI


  • Bosses Use Anonymous Networks to Learn What Workers Really Think: WSJ
  • Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech: Techcrunch
  • Enterprise Software’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity : Techcrunch
  • The innovators: the customised robotic hand you can print out at home; Joel Gibbard has developed a method of producing bespoke bionic prostheses for a fraction of the price of similar devices on the market by using a 3D printer: Guardian
  • As Fitbit stock soars, what’s next for the wearable firm: Fortune
  • Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things: II
  • The strange death of the tech IPO: FT

Consumer & Others

  • Samsonite makes move downmarket to protect China sales: FT
  • Italian coffee group Illy to look at strategic options including the possibility of a stock market listing amid a period of consolidation in the $80bn coffee industry: 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 (www.heroinnovator.com), 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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