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The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common; Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value; The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 26 Jul (Sun)

Life

  • The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common: BI
  • How an investing giant taught Chicago kids financial literacy and disproved the doubters: Fortune
  • People Offer Better Ideas When They Can’t See What Others Suggest: HBR

Books

  • Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value : amazon
  • The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems : amazon
  • High Commitment High Performance: How to Build A Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage: amazon

Investing Process

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s Bright Future; Warren Buffett has positioned Berkshire Hathaway to prosper long after he steps down as CEO. Barron’s
  • Do Big Mutual Funds and ETFs Hurt Your Wallet?: WSJ
  • Advisers’ Stock Recommendations Drag Down Clients’ Portfolios, Study Finds: WSJ
  • Spinoff Frenzy Could Lead to Losses; Some corporate spinoffs unlock value, but others sharply underperform. How to spot winners and sinners: Barron’s

Greater China

  • Collateral Damaged as Stock Pledges Proliferate; HSBC’s Roger Xie on how the use of stock to secure loans has left 25% of A-shares suspended from trade. Barron’s
  • Is This Li Ka-shing’s Next Big Move? Daiwa says a merger of the tycoon’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure and Power Assets may be on the cards. Barron’s
  • China to End Ban on Videogame Consoles; Gamers in China have turned to mobile and computer entertainment: WSJ

Japan & Korea

  • Japan is home to a unique form of bicycle racing where riders must survive this intense 11-month bootcamp if they want to go pro; There are just four sports that patrons in Japan can bet on legally. A form of bicycle racing known as keirin is one of them: BI
  • Japanese companies have swallowed up at least one foreign company a day, on average, for the last decade: qz
  • Japan’s big banks snap up assets of downsizing Western counterparts: Nikkei
  • FT: How the falcon flew to Nikkei’s nest: Nikkei

Macro

  • Emerging Market Currencies Tumble to Record Low in ‘Violent’ Selloff: Bloomberg
  • In Connecticut, the Twilight of a Trading Hub; Moves by the Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS to shrink operations in Stamford, Conn., are hitting the once booming Wall Street outpost hard: NYT

Energy & Commodities

  • Hedge Funds Are Holding First-Ever Gold Net-Short Position: Bloomberg
  • Oil Turning Back to Bear Erases $100 Billion From Shale Drillers: bloomberg
  • These Leveraged ETFs Show Just How Bad the Commodities Crash Has Been: Bloomberg

Healthcare

  • New study shows yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: BI

TMT

  • Spanish Startup Wins Billionaire Backing for ‘Google of Images’: bloomberg
  • Pearson says in talks to sell its 50 pct stake in The Economist: Reuters
  • Is Mikme the GoPro of Microphones?” FastCo
  • A new future for the FT, without fear or favour; With a new Japanese owner, the pink ‘un embraces the next era: FT
  • Is ESPN A Giant Bubble About To Burst?: Foxsports
  • This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things; Electric Imp makes it easy for companies large and small to add Wi-Fi.  Fortune

Consumer & Others

  • Starbucks Attempts to Create a Caffeine-Based Currency: Bloomberg
  • Lee jeanswear brand is weaving crushed jade stones into its jeans to keep wearers cooler: Bloomberg
  • US coffee trend bodes ill for growers; US-based brands such as Folgers and Maxwell House, which have dominated mid-market sales of ground coffee in the US for decades, have seen their share of the market shrink as the use of Nespresso-like coffee pods and exclusive high-end beans has spread from the coasts across America. FT
  • Diet Coke is dying: qz
  • This woman’s name is in more than 25,000 nail salons: Fortune
  • The newest hub for craft beer (Hint: Not Asheville): Fortune
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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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