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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.

Blogs related with: Globalization

  • Foto del blog "What’s Wrong With Wealth?"

    What’s Wrong With Wealth?

    My advisors assure me that defending millionaires is unpopular and politically incorrect. Nevertheless, the issue at hand is not about defending millionaires or billionaires in a senseless class struggle. Something greater is at stake, namely, the future that we envision.
  • Foto del blog "Year-end message to my colleagues at Grupo Salinas (2015)"

    Year-end message to my colleagues at Grupo Salinas (2015)

    It is time to reflect on what we learned in 2015 and what we can achieve in 2016.
  • 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 "TED 2015: Sensory Substitution"

    TED 2015: Sensory Substitution

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the TED 2015 conference. As soon as the videos are uploaded on the TED website, I will share my views on my favorite talks in a series of entries.
  • Foto del blog "The war on drugs has failed; it’s time to move on"

    The war on drugs has failed; it’s time to move on

    Last week Reuters published this op-ed worldwide that I am sharing in this blog. Since this is a controversial subject it should be approached with honesty and involve our greatest thinkers on this delicate issue, especially in light of recent events.
  • Foto del blog "The Latent Dangers of Artificial Intelligence"

    The Latent Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

    I recently listened to a TED talk by Nick Bostrom, a Swedish philosopher who, among other things, specializes in the dangers of super-intelligence, which is the increasing possibility that an artificial creation possesses more intelligence than any human. Experts in artificial intelligence have yet to reach a consensus on when this dream –or nightmare- will happen. Let's take a look.
  • 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 "A young voice against populism"

    A young voice against populism

    I often comment on the dangers that democracy faces from frequent bouts of populism, encouraged by the recurring failures of the existing political systems. This has been coupled with a global economic crisis from which we have yet to emerge. In Latin America, people naturally feel overwhelmed by permanent austerity and a lack of opportunities to achieve better living standards.
  • Foto del blog "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes"

    The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

    Volumes have been written about the Crusades, the series of wars in which European Christians sought to take, by any means, the holy places under Muslim control between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. If we seek peace, it is particularly interesting to understand the views of the different parties to the conflict. "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes," written by Amin Maalouf, focuses on how Muslims viewed the series of battles that lasted almost two hundred years.
  • Foto del blog "Attitudes and trends of the new consumer "

    Attitudes and trends of the new consumer

    In difficult times, we are increasingly seeing more examples of what my friend David Konzevik has called the expectation revolution.
  • Foto del blog "Bicentennial (4): Education, human capital is most"

    Bicentennial (4): Education, human capital is most

    The most important form of wealth is human capital, specifically, knowledge, effort, talent, intelligence… this is the only thing that counts.
  • Foto del blog "The City of Ideas"

    The City of Ideas

    For decades we have been trying resolve Mexico’s long-standing problems - poverty, corruption, environmental degradation, organized crime, and low educational levels, among many others. In more than one sense, our country has stagnated and ideas are urgently needed to promote change.
  • Foto del blog "Bicentennial (1) History and Legacy"

    Bicentennial (1) History and Legacy

    e are preparing to commemorate 200 years of Mexican independence. It’s a good time to stop and ask ourselves how things are going in our country.
  • Foto del blog "Good Neighbors"

    Good Neighbors

    Globalization has come to stay, and at Grupo Salinas, we firmly believe in the economic integration of our continent. We think this is the only valid response to an increasingly competitive world. In fact, with operations in nine different countries of Latin America, we are investing enormous resources in heading up this trend.
  • 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 "Exponential Times"

    Exponential Times

    I received a video by e-mail that is worth seeing.
  • Foto del blog "Global Crisis"

    Global Crisis

    I found a very good alternative explanation for the global crisis.
  • Foto del blog "Globalization and Human Capital"

    Globalization and Human Capital

    In a globalized world, it is natural and desirable for all resources to flow freely: capital, goods, technology and people. Truly liberal minds do not question this principle. However, in the United States, there is a disturbing trend to try to blame the current economic crisis on immigrants, particularly Hispanics, as this Wall Street Journal article cautions.
  • Foto del blog "High Tech and High Touch"

    High Tech and High Touch

    Benjamin Franklin is remembered, among many other things, for having said that in banking you don’t earn the interest until you get back the capital. It’s a very simple idea. However, given the state of banking in Franklin ’s home country and its global impact, perhaps bankers should remember his words more often.
  • Foto del blog "More about Brazil"

    More about Brazil

    We know that Brazil is a gigantic market with an enormous low-end segment that opens up the possibility of doubling the size of Grupo Elektra operations. It is an opportunity we sought out, an opportunity that is there, and we have already taken the first step. But it will be a long journey and the challenges are enormous. We have to know the market thoroughly, adapt our systems and products, and hire and train thousands of people, to name a few of the challenges.