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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 October 2018) – Innodisk breaks into NBAA-BACE to exhibit the most reliable and secured industrial storage and memory innovations for the aviation industry along with its proprietary software solutions + Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 October 2018) – Innodisk breaks into NBAA-BACE to exhibit the most reliable and secured industrial storage and memory innovations for the aviation industry along with its proprietary software solutions + Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns

Companies

  • Bridgestone to Transfer “PureBeta” Ultra High Purity Fine Ceramics SiC Component Operations to Maruwa (EIN)
  • Ventureast strikes gold as Japan’s istyle backs content startup Incnut (VCC)
  • Innodisk breaks into NBAA-BACE to exhibit the most reliable and secured industrial storage and memory innovations for the aviation industry along with its proprietary software solutions. (PRNW)

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

  • Samsung buys Spanish networks analysis firm in 5G push; Purchase of Zhilabs is part of a 3-year $22bn investment drive into new technologies; Samsung says automation based on artificial intelligence will play a key role in the introduction of new (FT)
  • SoftBank voices doubts over second Vision Fund; Geopolitical risk around Khashoggi affair exacerbates concern over Son strategy (FT)

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

  • Finance makes Apple and Google forced friends (Reuters)
  • Raised by YouTube: The platform’s entertainment for children is weirder—and more globalized—than adults could have expected. (Atlantic)
  • Netflix: sub bubble; Streaming group’s ‘happy ending’ could yet prove just another plot twist (FT); Netflix Considers Cheaper Prices to Chase Boom in India Viewers (Bloomberg); Bill Nygren: Netflix Is a Value Stock (GF)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China Tech IPOs Face a Wall Street Check-Up (Bloomberg)
  • Inside India’s E-Commerce Battle Royale (Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Cree’s Strength Makes Short-Sellers’ Worst Dreams Come True (Bloomberg)
  • Self-taught musicians hit the high notes on app-connected digital keyboards and string instruments (SCMP)
  • Spotify takes minor stake in music distributor DistroKid (Reuters)

Life

  • Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns (BP)
  • Finding the Meaning Of Life In Suffering; suffering will always pursue us because we are pursuing a meaningful life. “To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky (Medium)
  • Haste Makes Waste (Morgan Housel)
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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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