23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world; The more people love their jobs, the quicker they become financially independent – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 15 Aug (Sat)


  • 23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world: BI
  • The more people love their jobs, the quicker they get rich: BI
  • Create a Culture Where Difficult Conversations Aren’t So Hard: HBR
  • The End of the Ambitious Summer Reading List; For more than a century, Americans saw their vacations as a semisacred space for tackling challenging books. Not anymore: WSJ

Investing Process

  • Jade’s ex-president jailed and fined over sham takeover bid: ST
  • Shares in China Zhongwang slumped 12% after trading in the world’s second-largest producer of aluminium products resumed for the first time since it denied allegations of inflated sales in a short sellers’ report: FT
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway hints at new purchase, ups Charter stake: Reuters
  • How two of history’s greatest investors deal with losses: trb

Greater China

  • The Great China Ponzi – An Economic And Financial Trainwreck Which Will Rattle The World: zh
  • China Says Plunge Protection Team Will Prop Up Stocks “For Years To Come” If It Has To: zh
  • What are Chinese capital controls really? – Part 1: FT
  • Billionaire Soros Sells Most of Alibaba, Reduces Its Oil Stocks; Tiger Cubs Dumped Baidu Before Stock Slumped; Tiger Global Adds to China’s Before Tumble, Buys Amazon: Bloomberg


  • OP Munjal: Father of the Indian cycle industry is no more; Brain behind the stupendous success of Hero Cycles passes away at the age of 86 in Punjab: Forbes
  • Modi’s tax reform plan hits wall: Nikkei

Japan & Korea

  • Korea: From survival to self-fulfillment: KT
  •  Ill-fated prince of Samsung empire dies from cancer: JA
  • Lotte family feud draws to a close: Shin Dong-bin is almost certain to be confirmed as the future chairman of the Lotte Group, both in Korea and Japan, when the retail conglomerate’s shareholders meet on Monday. JA
  • Chey Tae-won expected to reconstruct SK Group: mk
  • Korean CEOs ‘lax management’ criticized: JA


  • Malaysia Meltdown: Asian Currency Crisis 2.0 Sends Ringgit, Stocks, Bonds Crashing: zh
  • DPM: Social upliftment is S’pore’s real success: TODAY
  • Foreign Logistics Firms Gain an Edge on Local Rivals in Booming E-Commerce Market in Indonesia: JG
  • Myanmar Military Strengthens Grip Over Ruling Party as Election Nears; The Union Solidarity and Development Party’s new central committee includes several leaders closely aligned to the armed forces: WSJ
  • Southeast Asia-related stocks in Japan facing ‘quadruple whammy’: Nikkei


  • One-In-A-Billion “Hiccups” Are Happening All The Time, Citi Warns Something Is Wrong: zh
  • Emerging markets feel the forex strain in week of woe: FT
  • U.S. Credit Traders Send Warning Signal to Rest of World Markets: Bloomberg


  • MediaTek eyes Internet of Things in Japan, smartphones in India: Nikkei
  • HTC’s star falls in Android universe: FT

Consumer & Others

  • Keeping the sound pure: In a crowded market obsessed with novelty, CEO Daniel Sennheiser is making his family’s electronics business thrive by focusing on quality, service and the reputation of the 70-year-old brand. BT
  • America’s oldest CEO puts his Dole buyout to a high-stakes test: Reuters

About bambooinnovator
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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