With his successful business endeavours in Cambodia for more than a decade now, Oknha Dr. Mengly J. Quach is considered a legacy in his field. He has long been known for his determination and hard work; and his words have always been an inspiration to many.
This is what pushed Dr. Mengly – who, aside from being a businessman, is also an educationist and medical doctor – to pen down his newest Khmer-language book, ‘Mengly J. Quach’s Business Ideas’.
During last Tuesday’s launch, Dr. Mengly shared his experiences and adventure in the Cambodia’s business sphere. It didn’t come easy for him, he emphasised. But he had the will and determination to go for what he thinks will benefit his homeland.
“In order to start a business, general people refine their ideas with five basic marketing strategies: products, price, place, promotion and planning. Regarding the last step – planning – there are four steps that one needs to know in doing business – implement, follow up, update and enforcement,” Dr. Mengly said.
“Although you are equipped with business techniques, you still need to advance your professionalism and especially your soft skills because the hard skills will only constitute 15 percent of the entire work. But your behaviour, your personality, the way you treat people and communicate with others are important factors to determine the result of your business.”
Knowledge sharing is one of the finest characters and culture that Dr. Mengly would like to foster in Cambodia.
He said, Cambodian people should learn to practice for the development of the country.
“Writing this book is sharing knowledge that led to the first step of sharing my wisdom to the next generation. In Cambodia’s context, we are a bit anxious when it comes to sharing knowledge and ideas because we’re afraid of losing in the competition.
“However, this type of culture and mentality should not be practiced anymore because it will not bring any advantage to citizens’ growth as well as to the development of the country. Knowledge sharing is a unique culture that most developed states uphold. To flourish as a whole, we should start to open our minds and hearts and share what we, as elder generation, have to guide the next generation’s pathway.”
‘Mengly J. Quach’s Business Ideas’ is now available in different bookstores around Cambodian and can also be purchased online via Amazon.