You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 23 Aug (Sun)


  • A Mythbuster And More Discuss The Rise Of The Makers: Forbes
  • Introducing Fortune’s Change the World list: Companies that are doing well by doing good; How companies can enrich shareholders-and the planet; 3 companies attacking familiar problems in new ways: Fortune
  • Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form; Removing the application for federal aid would encourage more qualified low-income students to apply to college.: NYT


  •  You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life : Amazon

Greater China

  • Soothing pronouncements do Hong Kong’s financial services chief no favours; Prof Chan Ka-keung sticks to the script by parroting Beijing’s official line after the recent devaluation of the yuan, but risks eroding his own credibility in the process: SCMP
  •  World’s biggest smartphone market hits saturation as sales in China fall for first time: Telegraph
  • More cheese, please! Exporters toast China’s taste for pizza and cakes: Reuters
  • Jim Chanos’ Dire Prediction On China: “Whatever You Might Think, It’s Worse”: zh


  • Uber to Provide Free In-Car Wi-Fi in India: NYT



  • China syndrome: how the slowdown could spread to the Brics and beyond: Guardian
  • Investors Race to Escape Risk in Once-Booming Emerging-Market Bonds: NYT
  • Economic Risk of Stock Plunge Varies Around Globe; Threat is greatest to emerging-market economies, where the China effect looms largest: WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • Opec is being eaten alive and needs to meet to heal its wounds; Opec must stop Saudi Arabia pulling all the strings before it falls apart entirely: Telegraph


  • Cancer: The New Cure: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, and Roche Group are making real gains in the promising new field of immuno-oncology. Barron’s
  • Scientists built a vomit machine to study the spread of a nasty stomach virus; More than 20 million Americans catch norovirus every year: BI
  • Raw fish and GBS bacteria: AsiaOne


  • The coming age of self-driving cars: What will auto insurers do when there are no drivers left to insure?: FP
  •  ‘Marketplaces will supersede e-commerce because they’re centred on the buyer’: BRW
  • In a Data-Driven N.F.L., the Pings May Soon Outstrip the X’s and O’s; With new tech, fans watching on TV and following on the Internet will be able to see how fast and far players are running and other statistics and data-driven graphics: NYT
  • The Physicist Who’s Saving the Music; Carl Haber is working to scan information off the surfaces of antique recordings so computers can allow them to be heard; The IRENE technologies also allow scientists to virtually remove defects from these old recordings: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Decoding Tesla’s Secret Formula: Forbes
  • Mancunian start-up champions the bee with new honey-sweetened drinks; Just Bee is the latest entrant to the fast-growing flavoured water market: Telegraph
  • Tesla’s startup culture has big risks and rewards: Fortune

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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