5 Ways To Transform Empathy Into Lifelong Success; Happy Birthday, Goethe: The Beloved Poet on Beginner’s Mind and Choosing One’s Influences – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 28 Aug (Fri)


  • 5 Ways To Transform Empathy Into Lifelong Success: Forbes
  • Happy Birthday, Goethe: The Beloved Poet on Beginner’s Mind and Choosing One’s Influences: BP
  • Philippines Chief Justice suggests semimonastic life for judges; “If we can take away ostentatiousness and extravagance as a life goal for those aspiring to be members of the judiciary, and allow them to live a simple life, then I think we will have a more proactive system of inculcating the right values in the judiciary,”: AsiaOne
  • Left brain, right stuff; Phil Rosenzweig, the IMD Professor and author talks about the importance of recognizing your ability to affect outcomes: Forbes
  • Here’s the best way to tell if someone’s lying, according to science: BI
  • Being Picky About Customers Early On Can Bolster Long-Term Success: NYT
  • A Simple Yet Powerful Way to Handle a Stress Episode: HBR
  • When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?: HBR

Investing Process

  • AirAsia X uncovers RM7m of fake payments: AsiaOne
  • Professional services: Accounting for change; Consulting is back in vogue among the Big Four firms but some fear audit quality is at risk amid potential conflicts of interest: FT
  • Asia Seeks Algorithms to Beat Turmoil as Designer Indexes Surge: Bloomberg
  • Welcome to a wild world of robot investing: Automated computer programs have changed how markets function: FT
  • Carlyle Finds Hedge Funds Hazardous: NYT

Greater China

  • The Chinese government has asked 36 elementary and middle schools in the eastern province of Guangdong to teach students how to manage money and trade stocks: Fusion
  • China Will Respond Too Late to Avoid Recession, Citigroup Says: Bloomberg
  • Xi just changed the rules of the game in China – and that makes things scarier for everyone: BI
  • China: The Superpower of Mr. Xi: ChinaFile
  • China’s Banks Face Worst Year in Over a Decade; Lenders push to clear rising bad credits from their books: WSJ
  • China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth; Eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble: WSJ
  • How Do You Short China? Some traders pile into insurance-like credit-default swaps: WSJ
  • China’s Hunt for Growth in the Countryside; Alibaba, the e-commerce giant, is turning to the immense interior in search of fresh profits; Alibaba is spending 10 billion yuan building a network of e-commerce centers in rural China. Bloomberg
  • Alibaba’s market edge? AI behavioral mindtricks: FT
  • Will tech manufacturing stay in China?: Fortune
  • Meet the dark horse of the wearables market: Xiaomi Mi Band: Fortune
  • Market Turmoil? To Xi, Another Battle Still Comes First; Weak Economy Unlikely to Divert Chinese Leader’s Focus From Anticorruption Drive: WSJ
  • What China’s Treasury Liquidation Means: $1 Trillion QE In Reverse: zh


  • India Embraces Luxury as China Turns Cool; Makers of expensive items like handbags, shoes target new patches of wealth outside megacities: WSJ

Japan & Korea

  • Japan’s Top University Embraces Silicon Valley Spirit; The University of Tokyo, long considered a breeding ground for Japan’s political and business elite, is venturing into new terrain: entrepreneurship. WSJ
  • Can Netflix Become Must-See TV in Japan? The streaming service is betting it can prosper in a land where free TV still reigns: Bloomberg


  • Malaysia Braces for Anti-Najib Rally in Test for Premier: Bloomberg


  • Asian currencies are the new threat to the emerging markets lender Standard Chartered; Asia: long a one-word argument to buy many stocks is becoming an equally blunt reason to bail out.: WSJ
  • Margin Calls Mount On Loans Against Stock Portfolios Used To Buy Homes, Boats, “Pretty Much Everything”: zh, WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • How Brazil’s China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust; Developing nation’s big bet on China turns sour as China’s appetite for exports dims; ‘looking at a lost decade’: WSJ
  • Want to Make a Diamond in Just 10 Weeks? Use a Microwave; The output of man-made diamonds is less than one-quarter of 1 percent that of natural stones, but demand is growing.: Bloomberg


  • A Technological Godsend to Counter Hearing Loss; The ‘hearing loop’ is a remarkable advance, but all too hard to find in the U.S.: WSJ
  • Shazura: A More Efficient Way to Search Images: Bloomberg
  • Researchers have created a self-healing material that works in less than one second: Fortune
  • IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing: Techcrunch
  • Three Little Words Could Transform E-Commerce; Brazilian delivery company Carterio Amigo is using What3Words to give people in the favelas of Rio addresses: Bloomberg

Consumer & Others

  • Subway’s Growth Era Fades as New Competitors Hobble Expansion: Bloomberg
  • Proof That Ford Made a Mistake When It Stopped Making Small Pickups; Two charts show just how America’s pickup king got outmaneuvered by GM: Bloomberg

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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