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
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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