Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hong Kong business suffers when one side of the divide becomes too dominant, says Richard Harris this week. Conservative bosses want employees to work all the hours of the day and night for no money. Excess liberalism could result in no one doing any work. Being liberal in a conservative environment, as in late-20th-century Hong Kong helps business. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.