‘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
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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