29 incredibly successful people who failed at first – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 10 Jul (Fri)


  • 29 incredibly successful people who failed at first: BI
  • The founder of Sam Adams created a unique ‘speed coaching’ method for entrepreneurs: BI
  • What we can all learn from the gutsy way 13-year-old Steve Jobs landed a job at HP: BI

Greater China

  • James Chanos: More Pain to Come in China; Most notable bear on Chinese market says story ‘has yet to play out’: WSJ
  • China’s companies at risk of stock-backed loan recalls: Reuters
  • China’s Stock-Market Woes Trace Roots to Earlier Stimulus; Hangover lingers from 2008 emergency bailout; empty trains in Shanghai: WSJ
  • China’s Gray Market in Margin Lending Is Probably Massive: Bloomberg
  • China’s President Faces Rare Backlash; Market turmoil in China invites doubts over Xi Jinping’s autocratic leadership style: WSJ
  • China’s Illness Is Contagious for Asia: Bloomberg
  • China’s Dream of World Class Stock Markets Suffers Intervention Blow: Bloomberg
  • How Robots are Reshaping China’s Economy: Bloomberg
  • China: reform can’t wait; If China flees markets, investors should flee China: FT
  • Prestige of the Communist party tumbles in the Great Fall of China: FT
  • New graduates of Tsinghua University must “follow the instruction and shout loudly the slogan, ‘revive the A shares, benefit the people; revive the A shares, benefit the people’.”: FT
  • Beware: 10 Scams in China To Watch Out For: WhatsOnWeibo
  • Beijing’s Stock-Plunge Response Dims Index Hopes; Frantic effort to revive markets could hurt chances China’s stocks will soon join major global indexes: WSJ



  • Malaysia Must Overcome Its Troubled Past: Bloomberg
  • Najib Razak’s links to Malaysia fund need transparency: FT


  • FASB Votes to Delay New Revenue Recognition Rules by a Year: WSJ
  • Short Sales Are at Their Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis: Bloomberg
  • Private equity in Africa: a lot of money chasing scarce opportunities; Investors are keen to put funds to work, but prospects of any size are hard to find: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • Warehouse Crackdown Cuts Aluminum Costs; Delivery fees drop as rules kick in aimed at loosening Wall Street’s grip on stockpiles: WSJ
  • Mining companies sucked into Chinese stock market’s vortex: FT


  • Scientists are finding ways to reprogram cells and reverse some of our deadliest diseases: BI


  • Can You Tell the Difference Between a Robot and a Stock Analyst?: WSJ
  • What We Learned From the NYSE, United Airlines Tech Outages; Phone companies typically promise 99.999% reliability. But can we expect the same from other kinds of networks upon which we increasingly rely? WSJ
  • Where tech terms like ‘bug,’ ‘robot,’ and ‘cloud’ originally came from: BI
  • Reinventing Google for a Mobile World: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • P&G Faces Up to Mistakes in Beauty Business; Divestiture deal with Coty marks a sharp reversal for CEO: WSJ
  • A plan to move American Apparel from chaotic to iconic: 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 (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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