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Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes; How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? Bamboo Innovator Daily: 5 Jul (Sun)

Life

  • The Chef That Ate The World: How Gordon Ramsay Earned $60 Million Last Year: Forbes
  • 11 brilliant quotes from Evan Spiegel, the controversial 25-year-old Snapchat founder: BI
  • The father-son feud that built an empire of food: For decades, a son’s wayward wanderings clashed with his father’s vision for the family business, but when they finally see eye to eye, one of San Francisco’s great culinary institutions is born.: Narrative

Books

  • Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes; How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break?  Amazon

Investing Process

  • Bonus hogwash: The Stock Exchange and SFC continue to allow companies to make false and misleading statements about “bonus” issues of shares: Webb
  • Root cause of Toshiba’s accounting scandal: Nikkei
  • After the Mergers, the Pain of Goodwill; Huge acquisitions by Avago, Facebook, and Microsoft can come back to haunt them with big charges to earnings.: Barron’s

 

Japan & Korea

  • Hitachi’s grain-size sensor brings Internet of Things closer to home: Nikkei
  • Samsung Merger Plan Called Unfair to Some Investors: NYT
  • Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe’s double dilemma: Reuters

ASEAN

  • Malaysia Probe Says It Has Found Documents Tied to Alleged Transfers to Premier; Attorney General says task force uncovered documents during probe of investment fund 1MDB: WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • The U.S. Is Producing a Record Amount of Milk and Dumping the Leftovers: Bloomberg

TMT

  • This Is How Uber Takes Over a City: Bloomberg
  • The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware: BI
  •  Investors are turning to companies that use information technology for the purpose of managerial innovation: Nikkei
  • Arianna Huffington’s Improbable, Insatiable Content Machine; She did more than anyone else to invent the Internet news business. After a decade, despite setbacks, she is still setting the pace.: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • What it’s like inside Wal-Mart’s new marketplace that’s a threat to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s: BI
  • Panera’s Mission to Be Anything but Artificial: NYT
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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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