What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Being a Son and a Father – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 8 Aug (Sat)


  • What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Being a Son and a Father: NYT
  • 11 famous executives who majored in philosophy: BI
  • A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback: HBR
  • 7 incredibly useful lessons I learned from Harvard Business School’s new online course: BI
  • Man vs. machine: The true story of an ex-cop’s war on lie detectors: Bloomberg
  • Proof you’re not making business decisions quick enough: Fortune
  • How brands can continue to thrive: BT
  • Richard Scudamore, executive chairman of the English Premier League, the world’s richest football league, is steward to a billion-dollar phenomenon: BT
  • Eye Shape May Help Distinguish Predator From Prey: NYT
  • Remembering Hiroshima, and How It Changed the World; Nagasaki, the Forgotten City: NYTNYT2

Investing Process

  • The UK’s top court has upheld a ruling that two overseas land and forestry investments should fall within the scope of regulation, in a victory for watchdogs amid concerns that pensioners may be lured into high-risk investments. FT
  • Pensioners are at greater risk of falling victim to investment scams as “opportunistic fraudsters” target over-55s with bogus schemes, Citizens Advice has warned.: FT
  • Investing: Activists learn good manners; Investors are realising they can have more success outside the US by taking a different approach: FT

Greater China

  • Here We Go Again: China Packaging Stock Margin Loans As Asset Backed Securities: VW
  • China’s Tighter Grip on Stock Market Strangles Shareholders; Chinese efforts to help the market may simply be storing up trouble for later: WSJ
  • China’s Stock Crash Is Spurring a Shakeout in Shadow Banks: Bloomberg
  • China Equity Selloff Could Spark a Chain Reaction: Barron’s
  • YouTube is the unrivaled king of video in most parts of the world, but China’s video portals have it tougher—they face too many near-identical competitors: qz

Japan & Korea

  • New business code seen spurring stock buybacks in Japan: JT
  • Japan Inc. in transition: Mixed signals as companies focus on governance reform: Nikkei


  • For Singapore’s wealthiest, land is riches: Many property tycoons’ land banks were built up mostly in the pre-independence days: BT
  • Housing: The people’s equity stake in S’pore; But has the government’s home ownership policy outdone itself?: BT
  • How Low Can Malaysia’s Ringgit Go?: WSJ
  • Msia: The difference between now and 1998: Star
  • A ringgit peg would not work: Star


  • Acquisitions race could lead to risky buys: FT


  • These startups have a brilliant plan to tackle the deadly multibillion-dollar fake drug scourge: BI


  • The Podcast Resurgence: Your Definitive Listening Guide; Top authors, comedians, chefs and meteorologists recommend their favorite podcasts so you can get in on the action. Plus: the best apps and docks for podcast lovers: WSJ
  • How to Use a Smartphone to Make Older Cars More ‘Connected’: WSJ
  • If the End of Moore’s Law is Near, What’s Next?: WSJ
  • Steve Jobs’ post-PC world: Are we there yet? Fortune

Consumer & Others

  • Is Quip the Tesla of Toothbrushes?new Internet startup aims to upend the pharmacy aisle with electric brushes that look and feel great: Bloomberg

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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