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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 November 2018) – The Difference Between Fixing and Healing

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 November 2018) – The Difference Between Fixing and Healing

Companies

  • Meituan, China’s ‘everything app’, walks away from bike sharing and ride hailing (Techcrunch)
  • Info Edge invests in Bizcrum Infotech; Bizcrum develops ShoeKonnect, a B2B (Business-to-business) marketplace mobile app that enables footwear brands, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to connect, communicate & transact with each other for (SI)

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

  • The FAANG Stocks: A Case-by-Case Analysis (Barron’s); Charts: Visualizing the Bear Market in FAANG Stocks (VC)
  • The new Yahoo? Facebook should heed the lessons of internet history; Its business model is threatened by lower usage and advertiser discontent (Economist)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The Future of Lunch Delivery Looks Like a Giant Roomba; In Beijing, a delivery bot gives office workers a taste of how robots will operate alongside humans (WSJ)
  • Chinese and Korean games edge into Japan’s hit-hungry market; NetEase’s ‘Knives Out’ makes No. 5 in 2018 sales (Nikkei)
  • Online shopping in Singapore is lackluster even after Amazon Inc. debuted its Prime service in mid-2017. With vacancies rising, landlords are repositioning to survive (Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics – sources (Reuters)
  • Teaching AI to read is harder than it seems (AFR)

Life

  • The Difference Between Fixing and Healing (OnBeing)
  • Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive; On the surface it’s about getting your daily work done, but on a deeper level it’s about re-framing who you are really working for. (FastCo)
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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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