A Dozen Things Charlie Munger has said about Reading; This single quote from one of Disney’s great innovators could motivate you to create almost anything – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 1 Aug (Sat)


  • A Dozen Things Charlie Munger has said about Reading: 25iq
  • This single quote from one of Disney’s great innovators could motivate you to create almost anything: BI
  • Malcolm Gladwell: More data doesn’t mean you know everything: Geekwire
  • Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation: McKinsey
  • What Emotions Are (and Aren’t); Most people believe that emotions are distinct, locatable entities inside us – but they’re not. No brain region is dedicated to any single emotion. NYT
  • Words, when selected carefully, can paint a unique picture for your business: FP
  • What Birds Understand That Einstein Didn’t; Quantum weirdness helps explain how plants make food, animals migrate and humans think. WSJ
  • How Shake Shack made a 70-year-old font Neutra hot again: Wired
  • 8 principles of 50 Cent’s business philosophy, according to the book he co-wrote about power: BI
  • Abdul Kalam, Indian aeronautical engineer and president, 1931-2015: FT
  • What students should really be learning; ‘By using the wisdom of cyber crowds, the hope is that we can all shape education in a way that reflects economic change’: FT


  • Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms: Amazon

Investing Process

  • Citic transparency falls short as Sino Iron swept under the rug; Transparency is lost as acquisition of parent eradicates mandatory disclosure requirements relating to stalled Australian mining project: SCMP
  • Toshiba’s accounting firm to investigate itself: Nikkei
  • Why investors employ smart beta strategies: top1000
  • How Warren Buffett Built His Empire – Forbes 1990 – Part One: Changing strategy: VW
  • SEC Charges CFO, CEO in Fraudulent Investor Scheme; The defendants induced unsuspecting investors to purchase their company’s stock and promissory notes with wildly optimistic projections.: CFO
  • 7 Messages Family Offices Give Emerging Managers: AA

Greater China

  • China’s Naked Emperors: NYT
  • “We Want The Names Of Anyone Who Sold” – China’s Market Witch Hunt Enters Twilight Zone; China watchdog extends pursuit of short sellers to HK, Singapore – sources: Reuters
  • BMW Revamps China Marketing to Focus Less on Status and emphasize its technology as part of efforts to target younger buyers, who care more about the latest features than the emblem as a status symbol. Bloomberg
  • China arrests 7 in 1:100 leveraged futures scam: SCMP
  • China’s richest man’s larger-than-Disney tourism dream may involve new airline: SCMP
  • The “whatever China needs” trade is over: FT
  • Tackling corruption China style: Star
  • Echoes of 1989 are bad news not just for China’s markets but the world: FT
  • Expressways around Beijing to add electric charging posts: WCT
  • Tricky task to tame the ‘North-west Wolf’ of China, Guo BoxiongTricky task to tame the ‘North-west Wolf’ of China, Guo Boxiong who tried to flee China in women’s clothing: ST, WCT


  • Sharekhan Causes Siva Group Loss Of Rs. 14.70 Cr In Shocking Front-Running Scam Exposed By SEBI: RJ

Japan & Korea

  • Lotte family rivals flock before vote showdown: JP
  • Feud in corporate dynasty; Lotte’s case reveals governance, succession problems : KT
  • Lotte stumbling on secrecy; Lotte succession war turns into family mudslinging: KT1, KT2
  • South Korean Tycoon Cements Power From Behind Bars; Legal run-ins have fanned the perception that South Korea’s chaebol are above the law; 5 Questions About SK Group: WSJ1, 2
  • South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon targets Fifa presidency: FT
  • Japanese robots have now figured out how to comfort sad humans: BI
  • Lotte Group family members held a memorial service for Shin Jin-soo, late father of Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho, on Friday, but Shin Dong-bin, chairman of Lotte Group and the second son of Shin Kyuk-ho did not join: mk
  • Lotte Group relatives fly in for annual family event; The clan continued to comment on dispute over management: JA


  • Myanmar’s nascent insurance market is not for the impatient: Nikkei
  • Indonesia’s E-Commerce Boom Belies Economic Grind: JG
  • “Is the sacking of Muhyiddin a repetition of 1998?” : Star
  •  Iskandar property cooling down: Star
  • SET to help Yangon stock exchange establishment: Nation


  • Liar loans’ are popping up in Canada’s housing bubble: BI

Energy & Commodities

  • Carlyle Fund Walloped in Commodities Rout; Selloff has helped drive down holdings in its hedge-fund firm’s flagship fund from about $2 billion to less than $50 million: WSJ1, 2
  • Pain Worsens for Oil Giants Exxon and Chevron; Companies report weakest profits in more than a decade for oil and natural-gas production: WSJ


  • Scientists are trying to cure the most common cause of blindness – with eye drops: BI
  • Abrasives in toothpaste and face scrubs are poisoning fish. Firms and governments are starting to ban them: Economist
  •  Abrasives in toothpaste and face scrubs are poisoning fish. Firms and governments are starting to ban them: Economist


  • Could Facebook Really Be A Money Transfer Challenger?: Forbes
  • Open the Music Industry’s Black Box; Streaming is bigger than ever. So why are artists doing so badly?: NYT
  • Zebra Technologies CEO Anders Gustafsson has positioned his company to take advantage of the IoT revolution with his bold acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ enterprise unit. BI
  • A New Way for Computers to Keep Our Facts Honest; Researchers have developed a computational technique for fact-checking simple statements. What’s next?: WSJ
  • The government doesn’t know how businesses are using tech that tracks your face: WaPo
  • Your eyes will soon pay for a latte: JA
  • Twitter: the start-up that never grew up: FT

Consumer & Others

  • How I Brought Ashley Stewart Back from Bankruptcy: HBR

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: