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Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego es un empresario mexicano, Fundador y Presidente de Grupo Salinas. Es un hombre cuyas convicciones y pensamiento se reflejan claramente en su obra así como en sus actividades empresariales. Es un hombre de familia, forjado en el valor del trabajo, la tenacidad, el esfuerzo y la pasión para alcanzar los sueños. Se considera un optimista nato.

Contador Público por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, cuenta con una Maestría en negocios por la Universidad de Tulane; sin embargo, no cree que los títulos académicos otorguen conocimiento por encima de la experiencia. Desde muy joven desarrolló su instinto empresarial en diversos negocios. Imposible es una palabra que no está en su diccionario.

Lector apasionado de la historia, sus personajes, el arte, la ciencia, la tecnología así como los negocios y finanzas, gusta de compartir sus intereses y no duda en manifestar su opinión sobre diversos temas de interés, como lo hace regularmente en su blog. Sus ideas las ha expuesto el Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, en The Young President’s Organization, The Economist Mexico Business Roundtable, el Instituto de las Américas, la Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos, UCLA, TED, CAP, The Aspen Institute, The New York Forum, Universidad de Michigan, Universidad de Georgetown y la Escuela de Negocios de Harvard, donde usualmente trata asuntos relacionados con liderazgo, globalización, gobierno corporativo y las oportunidades en la base de la pirámide.

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  • Foto del blog "The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy"

    The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy

    I have recently come across several reports where an internationally recognized NGO expressed its concern over increased inequality in Mexico, citing that in 20 years, the wealth of the 25 wealthiest families grew from $US25.00 billion to US$142.90 billion. In my opinion, the way in which these articles were written makes us think that for some strange reason, "being rich is bad". I think that this is not a message that leads to greater prosperity.
  • Foto del blog "Poverty and Inequality"

    Poverty and Inequality

    Poverty and inequality are undoubtedly two different things, but people still often confuse them. What's the worst of the two options? Surely, poverty, and we should concentrate efforts in combating it. If we manage to do so, many other social problems will be resolved and we will have a more prosperous society.
  • Foto del blog "Keep the Greek Debacle From Spreading"

    Keep the Greek Debacle From Spreading

    In July 2011 I published a blog entry entitled "Greek Lessons," where I described the terrible plight and noted that financial discipline is always important, but especially so in the public sector given the danger of excessive government spending.
  • Foto del blog "Collateral Damage"

    Collateral Damage

    Last Sunday, in broad daylight, the Egyptian armed forces attacked a group of tourists who were travelling in the western part of the country. At least 12 Mexicans and Egyptians were killed and ten others were injured after the military launched a lightning air attack on the travelers.
  • Foto del blog "The United States Doesn’t Need a Bigger Wall"

    The United States Doesn’t Need a Bigger Wall

    Despite numerous and complex bilateral issues, Mexico is an important strategic partner for the United States. Likewise, the United States is without a doubt key for the Mexican economy. This is easily forgotten when representatives of the most backward sectors of both countries express their views in the media. Nonetheless, a few key pieces of data illustrate the importance.
  • Foto del blog "Improving Our Electoral System"

    Improving Our Electoral System

    Following Mexico’s recent midterm elections, here are a few thoughts.It seems that many people are pleased that the campaigns have come to an end. And it’s not because they are necessarily satisfied with what the campaigns or the results; but rather because the merciless bombardment of radio and television ads has finally come to an end. The slew of radio and television spots is the most annoying expression of an electoral system that no longer makes sense.
  • Foto del blog "Criminalizing poverty"

    Criminalizing poverty

    I would like to share my article published by the dailies El Financiero and El Horizonte of Monterrey on this blog. I hope you will find it interesting.
  • Foto del blog "We Deserve a Safe, Just, and Prosperous Mexico"

    We Deserve a Safe, Just, and Prosperous Mexico

    The main function of the State is to ensure the safety of its citizens. This has been reiterated by philosophers, jurists, and political scientists through history. Unfortunately, insecurity in Mexico has grown significantly in the past decade.
  • Foto del blog "Las drogas, ¿un problema de salud pública?"

    Las drogas, ¿un problema de salud pública?

    Drugs, a public health problem?
  • Foto del blog "Proposition 19 and George Soros"

    Proposition 19 and George Soros

    Today, in California, an intense debate is underway over Proposition 19, which will be submitted to the voters on November 2, and that aims to decriminalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana. If approved by the voters, the measures contemplated in this referendum will take effect in the state the day after the elections.
  • Foto del blog "You cannot hide the obvious"

    You cannot hide the obvious

    In this editorial, the Washington Post reminds us of the source of the powerful weapons acquired by organized crime.
  • Foto del blog "Public Debt"

    Public Debt

    What is occurring today with public finances in several countries around the world, but especially in Europe, brings back old, and not very pleasant, Mexican memories of foreign debt, devaluations, moratoriums, and other complications. In a past posting I spoke about how public spending affects us; today we see the serious consequences of a tsunami of government debt around the world.
  • Foto del blog "Immigration: we need bridges not walls"

    Immigration: we need bridges not walls

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in a forum on immigration at Georgetown University, speaking before students who will probably be members of the U.S. diplomatic corps.
  • Foto del blog "Bicentennial (2): The Mexican Revolution - What are we celebrating? "

    Bicentennial (2): The Mexican Revolution - What are we celebrating?

    In publishing this entry, I run the risk that the ‘Mexican Politburo could demand my exile or something worse, but sometimes it is worthwhile to expose myths in order to affect a a change in mentality. I am sure that there are thousands of us today who think this way.
  • Foto del blog "Freedom and the Frog"

    Freedom and the Frog

    Freedom makes us human. While other living organisms merely react instinctively to their surroundings, we have the gift of changing and deciding our actions.
  • Foto del blog "A Trillion Is Nothing…"

    A Trillion Is Nothing…

    Obama administration estimates published last week projected the United States’ aggregate fiscal deficit over the next 10 years at a record US$9 trillion. The same government office has increased its own projection by US$2 trillion just in the last six months.
  • Foto del blog "Globalized Populism and Interest Rates"

    Globalized Populism and Interest Rates

    What irony! Globalization gives everybody an edge, even populists, do-gooders, and social-justice activists. These groups now announce the “failure of the capitalist system worldwide.”
  • Foto del blog "The Monopoly of Money Issuance"

    The Monopoly of Money Issuance

    “Reach Perfection, no one is born that way. Perfect yourself daily, both personally, until you become a consummate being, rounding off your gifts and reaching eminence. Signs of the perfect person: elevated taste, a pure intelligence, a clear will, ripeness of judgment. Some people are never complete and are always lacking something. Others take a long time to form themselves. The consummate person – wise in speech, prudent in deeds – is admitted to, and even desired by, the singular society of the discreet.”
  • Foto del blog "The Energy Monopoly"

    The Energy Monopoly

    t is very sad to see that Mexico has become dirty, neglected and strewn with garbage. Those of us who live here have to do something urgently. And we’re going to: next May 31st in the Limpiemos Nuestro México (Let’s Clean Up Our Mexico) campaign we’ve launched jointly with the SEMARNAT
  • Foto del blog "The United States’ New “Public” Company"

    The United States’ New “Public” Company

    Three weeks ago I had a chance to give a talk at the ITAM about one of my favorite topics: the opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP). During the session, a topic of special interest came up: monopolies. This is a fundamental economic issue. In principle, we’re all against this kind of industrial organizations because they limit consumers’ options to the smallest possible range of choices.
  • Foto del blog "Economic Freedom in Crisis "

    Economic Freedom in Crisis

    On October 15, I shared some reflections on freedom, while on September 29 I spoke of the seven concrete theses on freedom enumerated by Doctor Ulrich Wacker. Here’s a recap:
  • Foto del blog "Corporate Governance "

    Corporate Governance

    The global crisis shows us that the issue of corporate governance is key for the economy’s well being. Personally, I have been involved for at least fifteen years in a heated debate with several Wall Street movers and shakers on this issue. It should be explained that, ironically, what we knew as “Wall Street” has ceased to exist, due, to a large extent, to problems related to corporate governance.
  • Foto del blog "The Only Crisis Consists in not Wanting to Overcome it "

    The Only Crisis Consists in not Wanting to Overcome it

    The current global crisis will provide much to reflect upon in the years to come, and this column will not be the exception. This past October 6, for example, I mentioned that the Chinese character for crisis combines danger with opportunity. In this regard, I would like to share some ideas attributed to one of the most important thinkers of the 20th Century, Albert Einstein:
  • Foto del blog "What Should Be Done About the Billion People Trapped in Poverty?"

    What Should Be Done About the Billion People Trapped in Poverty?

    One of the most outstanding presentations at TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), an annual forum of ideas I attended this year, was “4 Ways to Improve the Lives of The Bottom Billion”
  • Foto del blog "What the Government Spends Affects You"

    What the Government Spends Affects You

    At the launch of Banco Azteca do Brasil in late March, some journalists asked about the apparent contradiction in our position against government indebtedness and in favor of financing private individuals, which Banco Azteca logically promotes and facilitates. Given the importance of the topic for Latin America, it is worth clarifying our points of view.
  • Foto del blog "The Cobbler’s Children Go Unshod"

    The Cobbler’s Children Go Unshod

    Last May 20, in “Diagnosis and Transformation of a Continent”, I talked about the prospects for Latin America in the context of the expansion of Grupo Elektra throughout the continent. Today, I will write about our closest neighbor in the region, to the north. Once again, for those who like numbers, I included a comparative graph about Latin America and a brief presentation to illustrate my arguments. So, I will only add a graph and table to this entry.