Light shines brightest when it is dark – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 16 Aug (Sun)


  • Light shines brightest when it is dark: Star
  • How to raise innovative kids: WaPo
  • Babies Make Predictions, Too; People often say that babies are like sponges. Lately, a very different picture, called ‘predictive coding,’ has been making a splash in neuroscience; A new study suggests that as babies start to figure out the world, they think a lot like Sherlock Holmes: WSJ
  • Jeff Bezos: five things we learned from the Amazon founder: Telegraph

Investing Process

  • Reassess Your Investments Before Next Panic: WSJ

Greater China


  • India’s Narendra Modi Puts Spotlight on Efforts to Drive Out ‘Termite-Like’ Graft; In Independence Day speech, prime minister focuses on enforcing change in the Indian government bureaucracy: WSJ



  • From Alphabet to Warren Buffett: how the conglomerate was reborn: Guardian
  • Emerging markets will suffer no matter how China plays out: Star



  • Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace; The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. NYT
  • Truckers Gain an Automated Assist: Computers relieve drivers of some big-rig duties; systems aim to cut accidents, save fuel: WSJ
  • Tech companies are the new industrial conglomerates: qz
  • Going the Last Mile is a priority for online retailers; The promise by Domino’s Pizza to have food at the door in 15 minutes is another indication that we want things and we want them now. TheAge
  • Amazon’s culture is ‘purposeful Darwinism,’ investigation finds: CNN

Consumer & Others

  • Why Starbucks Prices Went Up as Coffee Beans Got Cheaper: NYT

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 (, 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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