Empathy Is Actually a Choice; What Would Buddha Say?: 1,501 Right-Speech Teachings for Communicating Mindfully; How Would Buddha Act?: 801 Right-Action Teachings for Living with Awareness and Intention – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 11 Jul (Sat)


  • Empathy Is Actually a Choice: NYT
  • Why Sherlock Holmes endures; Holmes put it best: “Education never ends, Watson.”: WaPo
  • The importance of diversity of thought for solving wicked problems: Forbes
  • The Great Gift of Reading Aloud; To curl up with children and a good book has long been one of the great civilizing practices of domestic life, an almost magical entry point to the larger world of literature. WSJ
  • Thoughts on corporate governance: Forbes
  • Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh believes rave culture holds a key to business strategy: qz
  • Career advice for millennials (and really, anyone) from Margaret Heffernan; In her career, Margaret Heffernan has been the CEO of five businesses. What advice does she have for people just starting their careers? TED
  • Warren Buffett revealed this ‘great philosophy of life’ in a letter to a hedge fund manager: “I follow the dictum praise by name, criticize by category.”: BI
  • With over 37 million YouTube subscribers and a reported $7.4 million earned last year, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is among the top YouTubers in the world : BI
  • The CEO of A&E Networks shares the 3 types of people you need on every team: “You’re either a thinker, a doer, or a feeler.” : BI, NYT
  • The world’s most popular TED speaker explains why schools should be more like farms, not factories: BI


  • What Would Buddha Say?: 1,501 Right-Speech Teachings for Communicating Mindfully: Amazon
  • How Would Buddha Act?: 801 Right-Action Teachings for Living with Awareness and Intention: Amazon
  • Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High: Amazon
  • The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes : Amazon
  • Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals, Amazon, BI

Investing Process

  • Using Benford’s Law to catch corporate cheats: SCMP
  • Two Powerful Reasons To Keep A Journal: Forbes

Greater China

  • Memo to China: Your Market Moves Are Doomed to Fail; In your heart, you probably hope the Chinese government will succeed in its stunning interventions to stay the panic on China’s stock exchanges. In your head, you should suspect it will fail: WSJ
  • The Latest Thing In China: Brokers Refusing Sell Orders: Zerohedge
  • China’s Margin Debt Is “Easily The Highest In The History Of Global Equity Markets”: Zerohedge
  • China’s Market Isn’t Fixed And Why The Global Bubble Will Keep Imploding: Zerohedge
  • Everything You Need to Know About China’s Stock Markets: Big boom and bust cycles are typical for Shanghai, Shenzhen shares: WSJ
  • Rethinking Disneyland for the Chinese Family; The $5.5 billion Shanghai Disneyland is customized for China, where adult visitors may outnumber kids 4 to 1.: Bloomberg
  • Irrational Exuberance Bred Chaos as China Watchdog Sidelined: Bloomberg
  • Chinese Tech Firms Think Outside the Box Office With Cheap Movie Tickets; Internet giants plow money into winning market share now-worrying about profits later: WSJ
  • China has relaxed its one-child policy. Yet parents are not rushing to have a second: Economist
  • Closer Look: Gov’t Had No Reason to Intervene in Stock Market Turbulence: Caixin
  • Here’s just how insanely huge China’s stock market bailout is: BI
  • ALBERT EDWARDS: China’s stock market crash foreshadows how the ‘global equity Ponzi scheme’ will fall apart: BI
  • Signs of a Growing Hush in China’s Economy: NYT
  • Future shock: China’s market turmoil poses a challenge for Xi Jinping; The market instability threatens to be a major setback for President Xi Jinping and his authority: SCMP
  • Cops looking for stock crooks points to Xi taking control: SCMP
  • China’s lack of transparency leaves Asia guessing: JT
  • China rout staunched but for how long?: FT
  • Equities: A bull market with Chinese characteristics: FT
  • Decline in China New-Car Sales Is Latest Worry for Top Auto Makers; New car sales fall by most in more than two years, as other emerging markets are already bleeding: WSJ
  • One-Day China ETF Bull Market Burns Shorts Who Piled in Too Late: Bloomberg


  • India’s Super 50: The excellence roll call; The Super 50 list of Indian public firms is significant because it demonstrates that being ‘super’ has little to do with size: Forbes

Japan & Korea

  • Investors Seek Refuge in Japan’s Stability Amid Greek, Chinese Woes: Bloomberg


  • America’s industrial heartland: Reinvention in the rust belt; Do former industrial cities in the Midwest have a future?: Economist
  • Speculative investors rush to sell unbuilt properties; Epidemic of ‘flat-flipping’ amid fears of London glut: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • Oil price could fall further, warns International Energy Agency; Paris-based agency says market is ‘massively oversupplied’: FT
  • States Are Unplugging Their Renewable-Energy Mandates; North Carolina and Kansas are the latest to suffer sticker shock from the price of politicians’ green dreams.: WSJ


  • Mental illness: The age of unreason; As the world grows richer and older, mental illness is becoming more common. John Prideaux considers the consequences: Economist
  • Cancer doctor who prescribed $35 million worth of unnecessary chemotherapy just so he could bill healthcare companies gets 45 years in prison: BI


  • Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code: Techcrunch
  • Wireless communication: Acoustic chatter; Graphene may usher in “radios” that do not use radio waves: Economist
  • Italy’s Quattrocento Joins The Race To Become The Warby Parker Of Europe: Techcrunch
  • Scientists have 3D-printed a robot that can jump six times its height: qz, Youtube
  • This chart shows why Amazon’s cloud will be hard for Microsoft, Google, and everyone else to beat: BI
  • Microsoft Nokia writedown signals Satya Nadella’s break with past: FT
  • Why Sony decided to jump into streaming video, and where it’s going next: WaPo
  • The death of the PC has not been greatly exaggerated: Wired
  • Carmakers to tech partners: Keep your hands off our data: Reuters
  • Bosch says automated driving assistance systems (ADAS) to generate 1 billion euro sales by 2016: Reuters

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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