Welcome to LIFT issue 41

Welcome to LIFT issue 41

You can’t be succesful on your own. This piece of advice came from one of the experts we talked to for this issue, and it does well to summarise this weeks theme of networking.

Your motivation to meet people on the ground, online or over mobile phones while you are still at university, or early in your proffesional life, will be one of the things that determines how quickly you advance your career. Skills and practical knowledge are obviously important, but the value of knowing people is often overlooked, so we found out how you can truly take advantage of your connections (page 4).

One of the best ways to stay connected is through your cell phone, but mobiles haven’t only revolutionised communication in the Kingdom, they are at the centre of innovations that are making life better for Cambodians (page 6).

Don’t miss our youth of the week; she’s a girl who isn’t scared to get dirty (10). And everyone’s talking about college campuses (14).

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