The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero; How a 60-year-old woman turned her $35 domain name into a $1.5 billion business – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 18 Jul (Sat)


  • The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero: Techcrunch
  • How a 60-year-old woman turned her $35 domain name into a $1.5 billion business: BI
  • 5 Ways To Use Life’s Challenges To Make You Better, Not Bitter: Forbes
  • Capitalism: Morality and the money motive; Growth’s guilty secret: the capitalist system is able to lift people out of poverty but struggles to create a just society: FT
  • Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most powerful woman: BI
  • From Gladiators to Mickey Mouse: Disneyland Turns 60: WSJ
  • This guy came up with a brilliant way make his résumé stand out and heard back from 8 companies in a month: BI
  • Heineken CEO explains the counterintuitive strategy that helped him become one of the company’s youngest leaders: BI

Investing Process

  • Deloitte Anjin is drawing criticism over lax supervision of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), which allegedly committed accounting fraud by hiding billions of dollars in losses. KT
  • China LNG shares dive after research report says stock ‘wildly overvalued’; “They have no business. All they have are something like 12 memoranda. It’s basically a paper company. They just use their money to pump up the stock. They pump and dump: SCMP
  • Hanergy Tests Hong Kong’s Power to Protect Investors; At issue is SFC’s request for documents related to Hanergy’s Beijing-based parent company: WSJ
  • Regulators to seek penalty on Toshiba for false accounting: Star
  • Investors Follow Their Conscience; Some advocates argue that ‘socially responsible investing’ can help boost a portfolio: WSJ

Greater China

  • China banks lent $209bn for stock rescue; Scale of official support casts doubt on equities rebound: FT
  • How China Is Hiding Its “Hard Landing”: Zerohedge
  • Despite Beijing’s Big Push, Investors Remain Wary; Extraordinary measures halt plunge, but benchmark index remains 500 points below target: WSJ
  • Foreign investors seek reform of China stock suspensions: Reuters
  • Why Can’t China Make a Movie Like ‘Baahubali’?: Forbes
  • The Netflix of China? Alibaba buys US$382 million stake in film and TV production company: SCMP
  •  The games that got the Chinese share market rolling off the cliff: SCMP
  • China’s biggest state banks recruited into stock market rescue: FT
  • China ended years of speculation about its official gold holdings by revealing an almost 60 percent jump in its reserves since 2009 to 1,658 tonnes worth $60.9 billion, which makes up 1.6 per cent of its total foreign exchange holdings: CNBC
  • Q&A: China’s market tumult: FT

Japan & Korea

  • Top court again suspends imprisonment of CJ head for hospital treatment: KH
  • As dust settles, skeptical market awaits the synergies; Cheil and C&T merger will give Samsung a new corporate look: JA
  • Lotte succession almost done, but not over yet: KT
  • South Korean shipbuilders shaken by loss fears: FT
  •  Samsung Heir Apparent Has No Time for Victory Lap; Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong prevails in shareholder vote on merger, but faces formidable tasks: WSJ


  • Singapore’s biggest danger: complacency: BT


  • S&P warns China and US pose credit risk: FT
  • SEC Denying More No-Action Requests; No-action letters are the SEC’s informal view on whether a company has just cause to exclude a shareholder proposal from its proxy: WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • Coal Miners Struggle to Survive in an Industry Battered by Layoffs and Bankruptcy: NYT


  • Researchers discover a way to deliver drugs to the brain using a remote control: BI


  • At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision: NYT
  • Google spelled out how YouTube is destroying TV: BI
  • Uber, not Tesla, will be Apple’s competition in the automobile industry: BI
  • Microsoft’s new web browser is up to 112% faster than Google Chrome: BI
  • Blockbuster’s CEO once passed up a chance to buy Netflix for only $50 million: BI
  • The secret to Etsy’s explosive stock growth is something Google and Facebook have been begging app developers to start doing: The process is known as “deep linking,” and only a few thousand of the millions of apps in existence currently : BI
  • Mobile technology widens its reach in Africa: FT
  • Yahoo Warns Alibaba Spin Off May Have Tax Issues; New public company will be called Aabaco; Completing the spinoff is important for CEO Marissa Mayer who has failed to show meaningful growth in the company’s core ad business: WSJ, FT
  • Drone Startups Take Flight in Asia; Entrepreneurs are providing services that appeal to local markets in new ways: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Science explains why lobster is so incredibly expensive: BI

About bambooinnovator
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, 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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