H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (28 September 2018) – Daifuku targets motor industry with automated robotic parts system + How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years


  • Daifuku targets motor industry with parts system (LM)
  • XentIT Teams with Trend Micro and Qualys to Offer New Healthcare Cloud Security Stack for Microsoft Azure (DJ)
  • Nintendo: test of character; Games group has shown the survival skills of any video game immortal; ‘Super Mario Run’ disappointed last year mainly because Nintendo charged mobile users to play higher levels (FT)
  • How Ctrip’s James Liang is turning China into a nation of tourists (AFR)
  • After IPO, Liulishuo CEO says marketing expenses are necessary (Technode)
  • Koh Young to Demo True 3D Inspection for a Smart Factory at SMTAI (iconnect)
  • Delta Electronics becomes EV100 member promoting low-carbon transportation (Digitimes)
  • Leica Geosystems unveils new tablet solution with Getac (ITP)

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

  • Baidu strengthens ‘super app’ foothold with 100 million monthly active mini-programmes users (SCMP)

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

  • Facebook Bets Big on ‘Stories.’ What If They’re a Fad?; The social network has been here before with live video. (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Big-data trading platform to launch in Japan next month (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Ultrasound Startup Joins Unicorn Ranks With Latest Cash Infusion (Bloomberg)
  • Musk suit could uncover Tesla’s true value (Reuters); U.S. regulator sues Musk for fraud, seek to remove him from Tesla (Reuters)


  • How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years (HBR)
  • Fosun’s Folli Follie: $1bn of fake sales, and what to learn from the debacle (FT)
  • The annoying habits of highly effective people: Be wary of taking life lessons from chief executives (Economist)

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