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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
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (www.moatreport.com), 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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