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 JD.com 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
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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