N. Balakrishnan

N. Balakrishnan

N. Balakrishnan is an entrepreneur and social commentator based in Hong Kong. He was born in India, grew up in Malaysia and educated in the US. www.coolinvestor.biz

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Facebook will emerge stronger from privacy scandal

Facebook will survive our current angst about an invasion of privacy because people will baulk at paying for protection, and any regulation will serve to entrench the incumbent.

16 Apr 2018 - 7:09PM

Facebook will survive our current angst about an invasion of privacy because people will baulk at paying for protection, and any regulation will serve to entrench the incumbent.

Facebook will emerge stronger from privacy scandal
Hong Kong should cut out the greedy middlemen in foreign helper hiring process

Hong Kong could follow the lead of Malaysia which has begun a ‘direct hire’ system that benefits both employers and employees. 

26 Jan 2018 - 7:31PM

Hong Kong could follow the lead of Malaysia which has begun a ‘direct hire’ system that benefits both employers and employees. 

Hong Kong should cut out the greedy middlemen in foreign helper hiring process
How wealthy Hong Kong can tackle vested interests with ‘chequebook reform’
How Hong Kong officials can change to connect with the young
From Lenin and Mao to Lee Kuan Yew, legacies are determined by the living, not the dead
Hong Kong is still paying the political price for British colonial rule
Baby dearth: why rich societies like Hong Kong are committing demographic suicide
Hong Kong’s rule of law depends on people’s values, not foreign judges
Hong Kong needs to ensure any underground urban development isn’t another hell on Earth
How one Malaysian school became a bright spot in colonialism’s dark legacy
A rising China is good news for ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia – up to a point
Why the days of Western banks in Asia are clearly numbered
‘Little England’ made a wise choice to leave the pompous, crumbling EU
Whoever wins the US presidency, expect the dawn of a wrenching new global order
Hong Kong banks need to put the customer first, not profits
First, a cabbie. Next, a legislator of South Asian descent in Hong Kong?
Promote Suzie Wong to the world as a symbol of independent, hard-working Hongkongers
Instead of Queen’s Road Central, let’s have Sun Yat Sen Avenue in Hong Kong. Even the queen may approve
Britain, like Singapore in 1965, has outgrown the need to be part of a federation
Why Hong Kong should send back ‘asylum’ seekers from India
Both Donald Trump and Hong Kong’s localist movement are tapping a vein of popular anger
Register a business in 15 minutes? Not in Hong Kong, thanks to old ways, red tape and vested interests