H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 December 2018) – 3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 + How to Free Your Mind from Toxic Behaviors

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 December 2018) – 3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 + How to Free Your Mind from Toxic Behaviors

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

  • China game licensing to gradually resume from next month; But companies fear tighter censorship and huge approval backlog (FT)

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

  • Jeff Bezos starts to resemble Sam Walton (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • 2018 China tech review: look back at a year when gaming was whacked, AI moved ahead and technology took centre stage in trade war (SCMP)
  • Behind the Myth of China’s Great Technology Grab; The issue of forced transfers is overstated. Carmakers know how to safeguard their most advanced know-how. (Bloomberg)
  • China’s state-owned venture capital funds battle to make an impact; Obstacles to raising and deploying cash might indicate $1.8tn hoard is overstated (FT)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Evan Spiegel’s Imperious Style Made Snapchat a Success-Until Users Fled; Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular (WSJ)
  • On-Demand Warehouse Space Gains Traction in Tight Real-Estate Market; Retailers are turning to ‘pop-up’ warehouses and short-term leases to get more nimble in volatile, uncertain markets (WSJ)
  • 3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 (TNW)


  • Duolingo CEO’s founder advice: Don’t try to do everything and trust the ranks (Japan Times)
  • How to Free Your Mind from Toxic Behaviors (Medium)

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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