Einstein Was Boring Before He Was Brilliant; In reality, innovation almost always requires long periods of quiet traditional training – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 9 Aug (Sun)


  • Einstein Was Boring Before He Was Brilliant; In reality, innovation almost always requires long periods of quiet traditional training. CalNewport
  • If You’re Empathetic, You Probably Aren’t Into AC/DC; A new technique links your musical taste with your cognitive type—and could help firms like Spotify suggest music to users; Testers who scored high on empathy tended to prefer mellow music: WSJ

Investing Process

  • Berkshire Hathaway Nears Deal to Buy Precision Castparts; Takeover could be biggest by Warren Buffett’s conglomerate: WSJ
  • Criminals are manipulating the stock market and regulators can’t seem to stop it: BI
  • How Quant Traders Use Sentiment To Get An Edge On The Market: Forbes

Greater China

  •  Is China’s ‘Black Box’ Economy About To Come Apart? Zerohedge
  • The world should worry more about China’s politics than the economy: Economist
  • How China’s Singapore-like plan will ‘boost growth’ by shaking up state-run behemoths: SCMP
  • Tablet makers rush into drone production in China: WCT
  • Fashion brands open restaurants in China to boost business: WCT

Japan & Korea

  • Japan’s elderly boomers squeezed to pay more as care facilities struggle: JT


  • Singapore looks back on 50 years of success — and wonders: Nikkei
  • Plunging like it’s 1998: The rupiah and ringgit plumb depths unseen since the Asian financial crisis: Economist
  • Global retailers making their way to Philippines’ smaller cities: Nikkei
  • Japanese convenience chains smitten by Southeast Asia: Nikkei
  • Malaysia’s Prime Minister: A Dead Man Walking?: Forbes


  • Why Putting a Number to C.E.O. Pay Might Bring Change: NYT


  • Why Apple Pay is slumping: BI

Consumer & Others

  • Zara’s parent company, Inditex, just reached a monumental achievement with valuation mark surpassing Euros100bn; A $100 billion Spanish retailer is outsmarting everyone else in the industry: 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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