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.

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
16 Apr 2018 - 7:09PM
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. 

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
26 Jan 2018 - 7:31PM
How wealthy Hong Kong can tackle vested interests with ‘chequebook reform’
25 Sep 2017 - 7:10PM
How Hong Kong officials can change to connect with the young
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
From Lenin and Mao to Lee Kuan Yew, legacies are determined by the living, not the dead
6 Jul 2017 - 11:03PM
Hong Kong is still paying the political price for British colonial rule
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Baby dearth: why rich societies like Hong Kong are committing demographic suicide
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong’s rule of law depends on people’s values, not foreign judges
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong needs to ensure any underground urban development isn’t another hell on Earth
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
How one Malaysian school became a bright spot in colonialism’s dark legacy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
A rising China is good news for ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia – up to a point
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Why the days of Western banks in Asia are clearly numbered
5 Sep 2016 - 11:30AM
‘Little England’ made a wise choice to leave the pompous, crumbling EU
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Whoever wins the US presidency, expect the dawn of a wrenching new global order
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Hong Kong banks need to put the customer first, not profits
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
First, a cabbie. Next, a legislator of South Asian descent in Hong Kong?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Promote Suzie Wong to the world as a symbol of independent, hard-working Hongkongers
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Instead of Queen’s Road Central, let’s have Sun Yat Sen Avenue in Hong Kong. Even the queen may approve
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Britain, like Singapore in 1965, has outgrown the need to be part of a federation
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Why Hong Kong should send back ‘asylum’ seekers from India
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Both Donald Trump and Hong Kong’s localist movement are tapping a vein of popular anger
19 Sep 2016 - 3:08PM
Register a business in 15 minutes? Not in Hong Kong, thanks to old ways, red tape and vested interests
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Don't cry for me, India
21 May 2004 - 12:00AM
Oil companies fuel Baring commodity strategy
19 Jan 1997 - 12:00AM