Life is like a jigsaw puzzle; We must learn to appreciate the different aspects that make our life complete, and not dwell on the imperfections – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 4 Oct (Sun)


  • Life is like a jigsaw puzzle; We must learn to appreciate the different aspects that make our life complete, and not dwell on the imperfections. Star
  • The Mountain View of the Mind: Simone Weil on the Purest and Most Fertile Form of Thought; “Our thought should be empty, waiting, not seeking anything, but ready to receive in its naked truth the object that is to penetrate it.” BP
  • In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it.  BRW
  • Gary Smith of Ciena: Build a Culture on Trust and Respect: NYT


  •  How to Build and Sustain a Championship Culture: Amazon
  • H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle: Humble (Who am I?), Hungry (Where do I want to go?) and Hustle (How will I get there?).  Amazon

Investing Process

  • Chuck Akre on Compounding Machine: GF

Greater China

  •  Manufacturers step up search for low cost alternative to China: SCMP
  • Hong Kong tycoon Li in war of nerves with Chinese media: Nikkei
  • China unleashes its inner innovator: Nikkei


  • Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?: Vox
  • India: In KM Birla’s 20-year transformation, a mix of caution and ambition: DSA

Japan & Korea

  • Why Are Little Kids in Japan So Independent? In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance. Citylab
  • Toto Group ready to make a splash with new water-saving innovations: NM


  • Myanmar development: Backyard oil barons pursue riches in jungle; Minhla is a jumble of Myanmar’s poorest and most ambitious. Bizarrely, the government has not yet fully exploited one of the country’s richest oil fields: Nikkei
  • Commodities Rout Takes Its Toll on ASEAN: Barron’s
  • Vietnam struggles to sell bonds as funding challenge mounts: DSA


  •  The money wave hitting emerging markets: Economist
  • The sticky superpower: America remains the world’s economic hegemon even as its share of the global economy has fallen and its politics have turned inwards. That is an unstable combination: Economist
  • Global Dollar Funding Shortage Intesifies To Worst Level Since 2012: zh


  • How prescription drugs get so wildly expensive: Wired


  • Unwrapping the Cable TV Bundle; Industry analysts agree that the cable TV bundle of channels is in trouble, but it is less clear what would replace it, or at what cost. NYT
  • From Wasteland to Wonderland: TV’s Altered Landscape: NYT
  • 1985: Television Transformed 1.0: NYT
  • New Twists for the TV Plot, as Viewer Habits Change; The audience now watches TV in many different ways, and viewers’ expectations have changed dramatically. Writers are having a hard time keeping up. NYT
  • YouTube’s Young Viewers Are Becoming Its Creators: NYT
  • Why Comcast should buy Netflix instead of trying to compete with it; The cable company could spend years building its own online video streaming audience or it could acquire Netflix and its 42.3 million U.S. subscribers.: Fortune
  • How 114 ideas from clients helped MYOB become a top Most Innovative company: BRW
  • How a ‘dislike’ button could make Facebook more money: BRW
  •  Scouring the Web to Make New Words ‘Lookupable’: NYT

Consumer & Others

  • Why McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Was Years in the Making; What it takes to deliver all-day breakfast in all 50 states. Eater
  • Sneaker Wars: Inside the Battle Between Nike and Adidas: gq

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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