H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 November 2018) – How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast.

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 November 2018) – How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast.


  • Japan’s Shimadzu Corp. to commercialize new blood test to detect early-stage colon cancer (Japan Times)
  • Tencent-backed mapmaker NavInfo building high-definition map of Singapore for autonomous cars (SCMP)
  • Tuniu.com, a Chinese online platform for booking shared accommodation, has ramped up efforts to expand its presence in overseas markets (Star)

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

  • China’s Tech Giants Are Looking Weaker Than Ever (Bloomberg)
  • SoftBank relaxed about price of India investments; Vision Fund’s chief says it is gambling that valuations will soar as mobile use increases (FT)

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

  • When Masters Of The Universe Fall–How Facebook Committed The 7 Deadly Sins Of Crisis Management (Forbes)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Hong Kong’s Hottest IPOs Bring Worst Returns to Investors (Bloomberg)
  • Big-talking smartphone maker Smartisan might be in trouble (TIA)
  • China Is Building a $9 Billion Rival to the American-Run GPS (Bloomberg)
  • How China’s first online grocery business made it easier for sick people to pick up their prescriptions (SCMP)
  • Till Reuter faces ousting as chief of German robotics group Kuka; China’s Midea bought the company less than two years ago (FT)
  • World’s First Genetically Edited Babies Claimed in China (Bloomberg)
  • How food-delivery apps are transforming India’s restaurant business (qz)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • HubSpot President JD Sherman on how to scale a company and be an effective leader; Using HubSpot as a model, JD Sherman also talked about how to localise a product for different markets (e27)
  • Robo-taxis or high-tech tunnels? The race for traffic utopia After six years covering Silicon Valley, our correspondent asks if Big Tech’s big ideas can survive reality (FT)


  • How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast. (What is that like?!) (NYT)

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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