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Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 12 Sep (Sat)

Life

  • Elon Musk’s first wife explains what it takes to find your passion; it is the value behind our activities, rather than the activities themselves, that compels us and that we can earn a living from in a way that changes lives. BI
  • Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite: HBR
  • Performance Evaluations In A Results-Focused Culture: Techcrunch

Books

  • Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking: Amazon
  • Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life: Amazon
  • Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable: Amazon
  • The Journeys of Socrates: An Adventure: Amazon
  • Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior: amazon
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives: amazon

Investing Process

  • Choosing between protection and hard lessons: Restitution offers relief to investors but will they learn enough?: Star
  • Ashley Madison CEO’s emails allegedly discussed starting a ‘pump and dump’ stock scheme: BI

 

Greater China

  • US media outlets condemn Xi’s attempt to hijack WWII victory: WCT
  • End of the road for journalists? Tencent’s Robot reporter ‘Dreamwriter’ churns out perfect 1,000-word news story – in 60 seconds: SCMP
  • China’s Forex Follies: PS
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: The bloated state-owned sector must be reformed so that private firms can compete on equal terms: Economist
  • Alibaba: Why It Could Fall 50% Further; The Chinese Internet giant’s stock has been plunging amid an array of problems. Expect more trouble ahead: Barron’s
  •  Tencent’s WeChat App to Offer Personal Loans in Minutes; New feature called Weilidai allows users to borrow up to 200,000 yuan without collateral: WSJ
  • Hospital’s Struggles Show Challenges for China Health-Care Reform: WSJ

ASEAN

  • Unsold property units on the rise in Malaysia: Star
  • The army is manipulating the political scene again to ensure that it remains in charge, election or not.: NYT
  • Tokyo’s ‘Little Yangon’: Tiny community in Japan reflects political, economic changes in Myanmar: Nikkei
  • Singapore Election: Voters Hand Ruling Party Fresh Mandate: WSJ

Macro

  • Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: A Bond Guide as Potential Defaults Loom: Bloomberg
  • Who is next in line for a downgrade after Brazil? Russia, Turkey and South Africa are in the line of fire: FT
  • VIX Bets Behaving Badly; Products meant to protect investors from volatility fall victim to it: WSJ
  • Corporate Cash Piles Into Corporate Debt: WSJ
  • What to Ask Before You Reach for Yield: WSJ

Healthcare

  • The change agent inside CVS: Fortune

TMT

  • How Apple Built 3D Touch: Bloomberg
  • VCs have ‘Dying Unicorn’ lists, but they aren’t sharing them: Fortune
  • Tim Cook’s coming of age: How the Apple Inc CEO stepped out of Steve Jobs’ shadow: FP
  • High-Tech Lights to Help Baby Sleep, or Students Stay Alert: NYT
  • Here’s how Steve Jobs reacted when a journalist criticized the keyboard on the first iPhone: BI
  • 21 tiny design features that show Apple’s insane attention to detail: BI
  • Start-up investors are being extra-cautious thanks to some costly flops: BI
  • Apple Suppliers Hope to Tap Into New iPhones’ ‘3-D Touch’; Assemblers in Asia and U.S. could gain earnings boost, if devices are a success: WSJ
  • Apple’s First Foray Into Luxury With Hermès Watch Breaks Tradition; Designers at Apple, Hermès offer look into creation of the $1,500 Apple Watch Hermès: WSJ

Consumer & Others

  • Auto Makers Enter Untested Waters as Technology Takes Bigger Role; Frankfurt Motor Show to offer glimpse of computer-driven advances; SUVs move further upscale: WSJ
  • Automakers Will Make Automatic Braking Systems Standard in New Cars: NYT
  • Auto Makers Back Automatic Braking Standard on Future Vehicles; Technology uses sensors to detect imminent crashes, warn drivers, engage brakes: WSJ
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About bambooinnovator
KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (www.moatreport.com), 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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