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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • The change agent inside CVS: Fortune


  • 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

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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