Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World; Emotions organize — rather than disrupt — rational thinking – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 7 Jul (Tues)


  • Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World: Farnam
  • Turning Towards Failure: Farnam
  • The scientists behind ‘Inside Out’ explain one big thing the movie gets right that most people get wrong: Emotions organize — rather than disrupt — rational thinking: BI
  • Six reasons why innovations require errors: BT
  • How accepting and managing errors can raise a firm’s performance: BT
  • Organizations are ready for a step toward self-management, wholeness, and a new sense of purpose. Companies are developing a new form of organization — a soulful workplace where talents are nurtured and the deepest aspiration: Strategy&
  • Burt’s Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz died at age 80 — here’s his crazy success story: BI
  • Strengthening Your Cultural Fortress: Strategy&
  • Physicists brought low by thinking big; Science is a messy affair peopled by characters ready to risk everything to seal their reputations: FT
  • Does it pay to train people to set up their own business? There are start-up courses all over the world but nobody knows if they work: FT
  • How Zappos Converts New Hires to Its Bizarre Office Culture: Bloomberg

Investing Process

  • IOOF boss admits company never reported suspected insider trading to ASIC: TheAge
  • The Hugely Profitable, Wholly Legal Way to Game the Stock Market: Bloomberg
  • TWSE launches Corporate Governance 100 Index: ChinaPost

Greater China

  • China stock rout has earmarks of past crashes: USAToday
  • Slump in Chinese equities heralds surge in bad debt; Drop in share prices puts underground loans at risk: FT
  • Over 20% of listed China stocks now in trading halt; China-listed firms rush to file trading halts as markets slump: Marketwatch, Reuters
  • Chinese Investors Who Borrowed Are Hit Hard by Market Turn: NYT
  • As China Intervenes to Prop Up Stocks, Foreigners Head for Exits: Bloomberg
  • Chinese Investors Losing Heart After Stocks Rout, Survey Finds: Bloomberg
  • China stocks fall in defiance of Beijing’s support efforts; Hundreds of Chinese companies have halted trading in their shares as Beijing struggles to insulate the economy from the country’s steepest equity decline in more than two decades: FT
  • How to Make Sense of China’s Plummeting Stock Market: NYT
  • China and the delusion of control, redux: FT
  • Retail investors bear brunt of China’s stock rout: FT
  • China stock market volatility catches Beijing off-guard: FT
  • Beijing Versus the Stock Market: Bloomberg
  • China’s Bull Market in Conspiracy Theories: Bloomberg
  • China’s Bazooka Fails to Overwhelm: WSJ
  • Capital Group, Ping An Insurance Among New Investors in China’s Didi Kuaidi; Fundraising could value Chinese ride-hailing startup at around $15 billion: WSJ
  • Chinese sharemarket rout deepens raising doubts over tactics: TheAge
  • Chinese Trading Suspensions Freeze $1.4 Trillion of Shares Amid Rout: Bloomberg
  • Stock Market Misadventures, Chinese-Style: Bloomberg
  • Macquarie: Is China Really That Different From Greece and Puerto Rico?: Bloomberg
  • China’s Stocks Resume Rout as Traders Unwind Record Margin Bets: Bloomberg


  • Spate of mysterious deaths reignites India corruption scandal: FT
  • India’s Infibeam Eyes Shopify Niche Selling E-Retailer Software: bloomberg

Japan & Korea

  • Korea’s super start-ups: KH
  • Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo’s taxi industry: JT
  • Samsung forgot the lesson it learned 2 years ago and now it’s imploding: BI
  • South Korean coffee boom goes international: FT
  • Samsung Affiliates Clear Another Legal Hurdle on Way to Merger; Court approves Samsung C&T’s sale of treasury shares To KCC, rejecting a motion by hedge fund Elliott Associates to block the sale: WSJ
  • New Honda CEO Shifts Focus to Technology: Takahiro Hachigo backs away from aggressive sales targets Honda had struggled to meet: WSJ
  • AmorePacific: The face of South Korea’s beauty boom…: Bloomberg
  • How Japan’s shortcomings can trigger its next burst of innovation: WaPo


  • Malaysia Orders Freeze of Six Accounts Tied to Probe of Alleged Transfers to Najib; Officials also say authorities took documents linked to 17 accounts from two banks to aid investigation: WSJ
  • Philippine borrowers: the most leveraged in Southeast Asia; Lower-income households may be at risk of default despite efforts to dampen mortgage demand: FT


  • Threat of Pay ‘Clawbacks’ May Be as Powerful as Recoveries: NYT
  • Good Luck Finding a Place to Hide as Global Markets Crumble: Bloomberg

Energy & Commodities

  • Sunniest Continent Lures Tesla as Solar Battery Race Accelerates; Australia, the sunniest continent, is luring solar battery suppliers from Tesla Motors Inc. to LG Corp. as the global roll out of the technology for home and business power storage gathers pace: Bloomberg


  • Inside the Private Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Business: Wall Street Journal Analysis Found Dirty Storage, Leaky Blood Samples and Firms Going Under: WSJ


  • Golden age of mobile shopping: Maeil
  • Your cracked smartphone screen could soon repair itself: BI
  • For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • The bizarre story behind Nike’s first pair of running shoes: BI
  • Private equity embraces Italian fashion revival; Recent successes, including the stock listing of Moncler — which allowed Carlyle to recoup six times its initial investment — have whetted PE appetites: 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 (, 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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