H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (28 September 2018) – Daifuku targets motor industry with automated robotic parts system + How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (28 September 2018) – Daifuku targets motor industry with automated robotic parts system + How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years


  • Daifuku targets motor industry with parts system (LM)
  • XentIT Teams with Trend Micro and Qualys to Offer New Healthcare Cloud Security Stack for Microsoft Azure (DJ)
  • Nintendo: test of character; Games group has shown the survival skills of any video game immortal; ‘Super Mario Run’ disappointed last year mainly because Nintendo charged mobile users to play higher levels (FT)
  • How Ctrip’s James Liang is turning China into a nation of tourists (AFR)
  • After IPO, Liulishuo CEO says marketing expenses are necessary (Technode)
  • Koh Young to Demo True 3D Inspection for a Smart Factory at SMTAI (iconnect)
  • Delta Electronics becomes EV100 member promoting low-carbon transportation (Digitimes)
  • Leica Geosystems unveils new tablet solution with Getac (ITP)

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

  • Baidu strengthens ‘super app’ foothold with 100 million monthly active mini-programmes users (SCMP)

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

  • Facebook Bets Big on ‘Stories.’ What If They’re a Fad?; The social network has been here before with live video. (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Big-data trading platform to launch in Japan next month (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Ultrasound Startup Joins Unicorn Ranks With Latest Cash Infusion (Bloomberg)
  • Musk suit could uncover Tesla’s true value (Reuters); U.S. regulator sues Musk for fraud, seek to remove him from Tesla (Reuters)


  • How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years (HBR)
  • Fosun’s Folli Follie: $1bn of fake sales, and what to learn from the debacle (FT)
  • The annoying habits of highly effective people: Be wary of taking life lessons from chief executives (Economist)

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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