Welcome to LIFT issue 7

Welcome to LIFT issue 7

When people think about business, they think about money. While the social value of other careers may be greater than that of a business person, money provides security, stability and power in a capitalist society such as Cambodia and, therefore, a disproportionate number of students today are pursuing business as their career. However, having an MBA or a business degree does not guarantee financial success; in fact, as we discuss in this issue, it doesn’t even guarantee a job.

As with other careers, it is your personal motivation and skill set that will make you an attractive employee, not only your degree. In the 8th issue of Lift, we talk to prominent entrepreneurs who share their stories and advice, as well as some up-and-coming business people who share their ideas and enthusiasm for innovation.

While the growth of the Cambodian economy has slowed in the past two years, it will surely begin rolling again as the world recovers from the global economic crisis. Business opportunities will not come knocking at your door, but if you prepare yourself for success, there are surely opportunities to be found.


  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • Bumpy road for local ride apps

    Ride-hailing services seem to have grown into a dominant player in the capital’s transportation sector. Relatively unknown and little used in the Kingdom at the beginning of this year, services like PassApp, Grab and ExNet are now commonplace on Phnom Penh streets. However, the

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition