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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (3 September 2018) – Appen targets new sectors, but doesn’t need new customers for growth + How to Be Brave When You’re Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure (

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (3 September 2018) – Appen targets new sectors, but doesn’t need new customers for growth + How to Be Brave When You’re Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure (

Companies

  • Nidec to buy 5 German robotics makers for $450m (Nikkei)
  • China’s Meituan Dianping said to price Hong Kong IPO, valuing services platform at up to US$55 billion (SCMP)
  • JD’s FMCG B2B unit partners with China Mobile on convenience store project (Technode)
  • 10 questions with TechnologyOne chief Ed Chung (AFR)
  • Afterpay and the US: a match made in heaven, or a potential disaster? (AFR)
  • Appen targets new sectors, but doesn’t need new customers for growth (AFR)

BATTSS – Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, TSMC, Softbank, Samsung

  • Alibaba leads China’s drive to secure new blockchain technologies; Tech companies forge ahead in patent applications for alternative uses (Nikkei)
  • Alisports CEO says e-sports to move away from violent content as it seeks Olympics inclusion (SCMP)
  • Tencent’s AI aided diagnosis can indentify people with Parkinson’s diseases in three minutes (Technode)
  • QQ, the grandaddy of China’s social media scene, gains new life by appealing to Generation Z (SCMP)

FAANNMG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Netflix, Microsoft, Google

  • Apple’s next big product will be computer glasses, mounting evidence suggests (AFR)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Apple Music taps Douyin to boost subscriber base in China (KRA)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Quantum computing: the power to think outside the box; With potential applications in healthcare and finance, the technology promises an exponential gain in computing power (FT)
  • Women turn to podcasting to have their voices heard; from comedy to controversial topics, medium offers a platform away from traditional male-led media (SCMP)

Life

  • How to Be Brave When You’re Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure (Medium)
  • What Einstein teaches us about founding a startup (TIA)
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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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