How to break through mediocrity and become exceptional in your field; The day multimillionaire life coach Tony Robbins became a wealthy man, he was down to his last $2 – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 26 Jun (Fri)


  • How to break through mediocrity and become exceptional in your field: BI
  • The day multimillionaire life coach Tony Robbins became a wealthy man, he was down to his last $20: BI
  • Vaccination: The lifesaver; How one man became involved in two of the 20th century’s most important medical breakthroughs: Economist
  • KFC founder Colonel Sanders didn’t achieve his remarkable rise to success until his 60s: BI
  • 3 things extremely lucky people do differently: BI
  • 9 fears everyone should get over before turning 30: BI
  • 24 ways to stop making horrible decisions (and start making better ones): BI
  • 8 pieces of entrepreneurial wisdom from my father: e27
  • The buzzy new term at Microsoft is ‘growth mindset’ — here’s what it means: BI
  • Innovating fast or slow? Gates vs Wolf edition: FT
  • Bill Gates answers questions on a range of issues: FT
  • The silent anxiety of the sharing economy; Fear of failure and existential panic stalk the self-employed: FT
  • Want to write a piece for the Financial Times op-ed page?: FT
  • Living With Cancer: Being Mortal: NYT
  • The Rise of ‘Speed-Listening’: Books can be places for intellectual wandering. They can also be mined of precious information with ruthless efficiency.: Atlantic

Investing Process

  • Buffett’s Acquisition Rules Applied Internationally: Wisdomtree
  • The poster child for what was once a ‘can’t lose’ investment is filing for bankruptcy: BI
  • Startup investor says one-third of the pitches he sees contain a total lie: BI
  • ‘Sell’ recommendations on endangered list: FT
  • Responsible investment: Vice versus nice: Is divesting from sectors such as fossil fuels really the best way to force companies to be more responsible?: FT
  • The secret sauce of smart investing: Forbes
  • Tanjung Offshore director informs SC over irregularities, asks for investigations: Star

Greater China

  • Hong Kong Regulator Opposes Stock Exchange’s Proposed Rule Change to Allow Dual-Class Shares; Securities regulator says planned share-structure revision could harm city’s reputation: WSJ
  • Macau Builds, but Gamblers Don’t Come; As new megacasinos open their doors, supply fails to create demand: WSJ
  • There’s a Huge Investment Opportunity in Chinese Bones: Bloomberg
  • Foxconn’s Gou to Tap Smart Manufacturing in Move Beyond Labor: Bloomberg
  • With $21 Trillion, China’s Savers Are Set to Change the World: Bloomberg
  • China Has Big Plans for Homegrown Chips: Bloomberg
  • Tesla’s Most Excellent Adventure, China Edition; The electric carmaker has high hopes in China. But anxiety about availability of power hurts sales: Bloomberg
  • The Simple Reason Why China’s Stratospheric Stock Market Rally Can’t Fuel Economic Growth: Zerohedge
  • China seeks productivity salvation in robots: FT
  • Chinese Stock Plunge Leaves State Media Speechless: Bloomberg
  • Taiwan must shed its paralysis to rescue electronics industry: WCT
  • China’s former leader Deng Xiaoping awaits a defining autobiography: Economist


  • India’s State-Owned Banks Strained by Bad Debt, RBI Warns: WSJ
  • Modi Frustrated Leaves India Loan Bankers Idle as Plans on Hold: Bloomberg
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka On The End Of India’s ‘IT Miracle’: Forbes
  • India’s ecommerce groups target online grocery shoppers: FT
  • Why central bankers fixate on the monsoon as much as farmers: Economist

Japan & Korea

  • SK Group Shareholders Approve Controversial Merger of Units; The result paves the way for billionaire Chey Tae Won to solidify his family’s control over the country’s third-largest conglomerate. Bloomberg
  • Tokyo told to send 1m elderly to provinces as ‘care crisis’ looms: FT
  • Japan does splits to woo Mrs Watanabe: FT
  • KOSDAQ spin-off plan would backfire: KRX: KH
  • Regulations choke growth of S. Korean healthcare industry: Maeil


  • The Robots Are Coming. To Put You in an Index Fund: Bloomberg
  • Warren Buffett still says derivatives are ‘weapons of mass destruction’: AFR
  • Calpers’s Disclosure on Fees Brings Surprise, and Scrutiny: NYT
  • From Deutsche Bank to Siemens: What’s Troubling Germany Inc.?: Bloomberg
  • SEC Chief Tilts Again to Activists; Mary Jo White outlines change that would make it easier for shareholders to vote on board candidates offered by investors: WSJ


  • Medical testing: Young blood; Theranos, an ambitious Silicon Valley firm, wants to shake up the market for medical testing: Economist



  • World’s first commercial jetpack set for 2016 launch: Reuters
  • Is data analytics about causes … or correlations?: TODAY
  • Microsoft’s CEO just laid out the company’s new mission in an email to all employees: BI
  • Technology conceives the inconceivable; Some implications are too big and too revolutionary to grasp: FT
  • Google unleashes the driverless car it built from scratch: Fortune
  • Automakers Tackle the Massive Security Challenges of Connected Vehicles: WSJ
  • Many big companies live in fear for their future in digital age: Reuters
  • This online school for developers pays teachers millions of dollars: FastCo
  • Wireless charging: Coiled and ready to strike; Electronics has already cut the data cord. Can it now cut the power cord as well?: Economist

Consumer & Others

  • Can Craft Beer Survive AB InBev? The Budweiser maker’s acquisitions are unsettling the craft movement: Bloomberg
  • Why Don’t Carmakers Kill Off Unpopular Models? Mini shows a rare willingness to ditch models few people wanted to buy: Bloomberg
  • How a gym that serves free pizza climbed to the top of American fitness: WaPo

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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