‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec shares 6 business lessons he learned from waiting tables; 4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety; 7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 25 Jul (Sat)


  • ‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec shares 6 business lessons he learned from waiting tables: BI
  • 4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety: TinyBuddha
  • 7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude: BI
  • The Singular Mind of Terry Tao: A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.: NYT
  • Dangers of the culture of obedience: Star
  • Father of modern human resources: Rather than ‘roadblocks, impediments and policy police’, HR units can instead be enablers of business results, says consultant Dave Ulrich. BT
  • How These Independent Artists Reached No. 1 On The iTunes Chart: Forbes
  • The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease: BP


  • Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy: Amazon

Investing Process

  • Why transparent, conservative accounting is so important: The case of Toshiba-Sandisk VIEs: Royce

Greater China

  • HK leverage, China loans hold negative Moody’s outlook for city’s banks: SCMP
  • Drone makers trying to build industry ecosystem in China: WCT
  • China’s oldest investment bank CICC fails to pay off for KKR, TPG: Reuters
  • Tencent turns venture capitalist to conquer China’s digital wallet: Fortune

Japan & Korea

  • The Nikkei: a media giant with 140 years of history; The Nikkei group is the media giant behind the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, which is considered the Bible of Japanese business and has a track record of financial scoops. JT
  • NPS under pressure to reform after Samsung-Elliott battle; Nation’s largest fund stuck between protection of local companies and enhancement of shareholders’ value: KH
  • Park thanks tycoons for support on creativity: JA
  • FT provides ‘fast ticket’ for Nikkei’s global expansion;  “We did not carry out this acquisition to increase profits. We want to enhance the value of journalism”: FT


  • Pension scam losses treble month after Osborne launches reforms: FT
  • Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil: FT

Energy & Commodities

  • Bullion dealers trade blame in hunt for “bear raid” leader: Reuters
  • Oil Producers’ Ugly Duckling Refineries Just Turned Into Swans: Bloomberg
  • Gold: Flight from safety; It is a traditional safe haven, so why have investors fallen out of love with the precious metal?: FT


  •  New Drug Sharply Lowers Cholesterol, but It’s Costly: NYT
  • World’s first malaria vaccine, from GlaxoSmithKline, wins approval from EU after 30 year quest: Fortune


  • GoPro is in the business of experiences, not electronics: CEO Nicholas Woodman; GoPro’s shoot-and-share model is good fun — and good business: Nikkei1, Nikkei2
  • YouTube Creates Stars. Can It Keep Them? At VidCon, Google battles with Facebook and startups to woo “MyCupcakeAddiction” and other popular online video creators: WSJ
  • New Zealand Brings Drones Back to Earth; The government is tightening rules for flying the unmanned vehicles after an increasing number of accidents: WSJ
  • Can We Create an Ethical Robot? Without our social sense, an android will buy that last muffin, and a driverless car might run over a child: WSJ
  • The Web-Connected Car Is Cool, Until Hackers Cut Your Brakes: NYT
  • Taxi Mogul, Filing Bankruptcy, Sees Uber-Citibank Plot: NYT
  • Wal-Mart has a groundbreaking new product to protect babies; The retailer signed a deal with infant equipment company Evenflo to sell a $149.88 car seat that will alert a driver when a baby is left in a car. BI
  • The mistakes this MySpace founder says he’s not repeating at his new startup: BI
  • The pink paper that grew more valuable in the digital maelstrom; Business publications have the advantage that readers will subscribe to financial information: FT

Consumer & Others

  • What’s Old Is New Again As Brands Revive Characters Like The Hamburglar and Colonel: WSJ
  • Using titanium means that Boeing is losing $30 million on every 787 it builds: 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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