H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (9 October 2018) – The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (9 October 2018) – The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common


  • TCL, world’s third largest television maker, eyes stake in chip equipment firm ASM Pacific (SCMP)
  • Meet The Man Who Reversed The Fortunes Of No. 5-Ranked PC Brand Acer (Forbes)
  • Catch Group dismisses Amazon threat as it treks towards IPO (Age)

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

  • Tencent shares lowest in 15 months, having shed US$220 billion since January (SCMP)
  • China’s Tencent invests $180 million in Brazil fintech Nubank (Reuters)

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

  • Facebook launches video-call device ‘Portal’ amid data privacy concerns (SCMP); Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls (Reuters)
  • Microsoft Invests in Grab as Ride Hailer Adopts Azure Platform (Bloomberg)
  • Microsoft testing new game-streaming service (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s quest for the cutting edge in surgical robotics (SCMP)
  • China’s AI Industry Has Given Birth To 14 Unicorns: Is It A Bubble Waiting To Burst? (Forbes)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The New Atlanta Billionaires Behind An Unlikely Tech Unicorn: Mailchimp (Forbes)
  • Reddit: the rancorous rise of a social-media phenomenon (Nature)
  • Square’s most steadfast bear is increasingly worried about the company’s interest in the lending business (Barron’s)
  • Walmart partners with MGM to boost video-on-demand service Vudu (Reuters)


  • How to solve a big problem (even if you don’t know how) (Medium)
  • The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common (Medium)
  • Einstein was an Artist: How Creativity Actually Works (Medium)
  • One of the simplest rules in life is often times one of the hardest to implement: be nice to other people. You never know what they’re going through. (Ben Carlson)

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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