5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes; The trick to overcoming stress could be embracing it – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 6 Jul (Mon)


  • The trick to overcoming stress could be embracing it: qz
  • 5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes:BI
  • The Wisdom of Crowds and The Expert Squeeze; As networks harness the wisdom of crowds, the ability of experts to add value in their predictions is steadily declining. This is the expert squeeze.: Farnam
  • Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son: Farnam
  • The urge to embrace failure reaches its final frontier; Elon Musk is unlikely to be seduced by the flawed idea that setbacks are to be celebrated: FT
  • The Science of ‘Inside Out’; “Inside Out” offers a new approach to sadness. Its central insight: Embrace sadness, let it unfold, engage patiently with emotional struggles. : NYT
  • Billion-Dollar Bloodlines: America’s Richest Families 2015: Forbes

Investing Process

  •  Here’s a Simple Lesson on Business Ethics From the Former CFO of Enron: Bloomberg
  • Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation: Techcrunch
  •  Investment guru Jim Rogers’ funds wipes out in his 20s  and bounces back from setback: AsiaOne

Greater China

  • How Chinese Stocks Fell to Earth: ‘My Hairdresser Said It Was a Bull Market’; Having opened millions of brokerage accounts to play a rally, Chinese investors face big losses; “The PBOC’s rush to ease policy like that gave people the impression that even the government was panicking, which would make people panic even more. This is a vicious cycle. The government probably thought the bull had run too fast, but who would have thought that the bear runs even faster?” : WSJ
  • China’s Market Rout Is a Double Threat: NYT
  • Lego builds on strong success in China as playful children discover their creative side: SCMP
  • China’s Bailout Throws Good Money After Bad; Beijing’s muscular response to the 29% market rout helps speculators but any failure will be hard to hide. Barron’s
  • China’s Hunger for Robots Marks Significant Shift; Country’s emergence as automation hub contradicts assumptions about robots, global economy: WSJ
  • McDonald’s, KFC Look to Get Faster in China by Adding Digital Pay Option; To cater to a growing Chinese trend, outlets offer mobile ordering and mobile payments: WSJ
  • China “Crosses Rubicon” With Stock Bailout; BofA Says PBoC Risks “Hurting Its Credibility”: Zerohedge
  • Losing $1 Million Each Minute, China Blames the Wrong Group: Bloomberg
  • Zeroing in on empty homes, China throws developers a lifeline: Reuters
  • China’s Stock Plunge Leaves Market More Leveraged Than Ever: Bloomberg
  • China Brokers Dust Off Wall Street Playbook From 1929 Crash: Bloomberg


  • India’s Leader Maps Out a More Robust Digital Future: NYT

Japan & Korea

  • Yamaha aims to unlock US and EU markets with agricultural drone: FT
  • Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe’s double dilemma: Reuters


  • ‘I Am Not a Thief,’ Najib Says as Money Trail Probed: Bloomberg
  • Thai folk music changes tune as coup suffocates dissent: AsiaOne
  • Chiang Mai citizens struggle with an avalanche of overbearing billboards; only three Bangkok-based companies hold all the concessions for public advertisements in Chiang Mai: AsiaOne
  • Malaysian Leader Faces Political Test; Prime Minister Najib Razak allegedly has been linked to problems of a debt-laden state investment fund: WSJ
  • Ringgit Drops to Lowest Since Dollar Peg Ended Amid Najib Probe: Bloomberg


  •  How Iceland Emerged From Its Deep Freeze: NYT
  • Shipping Industry Gloomiest Since 2009 in Survey as Glut Endures: Bloomberg



  • Microsoft mission statement: so many words, most of them empty: FT
  • Firms Analyze Tweets to Gauge Stock Sentiment; Parsing Twitter and others to discern subtle trends is a new frontier: WSJ
  • Advertising technology has been a breeding ground for Web innovation: WSJ
  • The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital: Techcrunch
  • New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers: NYT
  • Unicorn: A Fitting Label for Its Time and Place: NYT
  • Regulators Probe Marketing of Hot Private Tech Shares: WSJ

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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