Welcome to LIFT issue 12

Welcome to LIFT issue 12

This week’s ideas issue is really about two other “I” words: innovation and initiative, two things that when put together, can be extraordinarily powerful. Innovation means coming up with a creative solution to a problem, or improving on a solution that already exists. We have talked about many innovative ideas in the past in our bright ideas column and throughout the magazine, but this week we not only celebrate great thinking, we try to explain how thinking can lead to reality.

In order to bring about change, innovation must be followed by initiative. Without hard work and sacrifice, ideas will remain ideas. It requires individual and collective efforts to start an organisation, group, business or association. While the ideas may come suddenly, creative solutions require sustained thinking and sustained energy towards a specific goal (for a more thorough explanation of how to make an idea a reality, see page 5).

We know that our readers have fantastic ideas, and this issue is devoted to celebrating young people who have put their ideas into action. You can be part of the changes that you want to see.

Lift is not only about personal improvement; it is also about coming together to talk about the issues that are important to us. Therefore, we want you to send us ideas about what you think will help students and young professionals reach their goals. By sharing ideas on our Facebook site (search for Lift Cambodia), or sending an email to [email protected], you can begin to connect with other students who share your interests and want to work together to make a better future for all of us!


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Former opposition leader tells soldiers, Cambodians to unite to fight CPP

    Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has called for a popular uprising after the July 29 national elections to force a change of government. He called on the armed forces and people to stand united to fight the ruling Cambodian People’s Party-led

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • Police warn boycott FB group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign”

    Police said on Tuesday that they will pick up members of a Facebook group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign” that promotes a boycott of next month’s national elections. However, police merely planned to “educate” the group for now, but warned that if the