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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 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 "End of the Year message to my colleagues and coworkers at Grupo Salinas (2010)"

    End of the Year message to my colleagues and coworkers at Grupo Salinas (2010)

    The past few years have been complicated. The crisis that emerged with the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008 wiped out millions of business around the world and increased unemployment figures across the global.
  • Foto del blog "Employment also has Intangible Benefits"

    Employment also has Intangible Benefits

    One of the most interesting phenomena of our times is what my friend David Konzevik calls the “explosion of knowledge”; that is, the fact that new discoveries quickly make many of the previously considered concepts obsolete, creating an increasingly shorter life cycle for such knowledge.
  • 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 "Year End Message to Grupo Salinas Employees (2009)"

    Year End Message to Grupo Salinas Employees (2009)

    The phrase from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, a thinker who is not quoted much these days, summarizes what transpired in 2009.
  • Foto del blog "Year-End Message to Coworkers at Grupo Salinas (2008)"

    Year-End Message to Coworkers at Grupo Salinas (2008)

    I would like to share part of the year-end message that I sent to my co-workers.
  • Foto del blog "Challenges and Opportunities in an Adverse Economic Situation"

    Challenges and Opportunities in an Adverse Economic Situation

    Unemployment is undoubtedly one of the consequences of the United States’ financial problems that will most affect society in the coming months. The U.S. banking crisis is making far fewer loans; and without sufficient credit, companies fave a difficult environment for operating and investing. At the same time, families are reducing consumption. These two parallel phenomena are creating a widespread economic recession.
  • Foto del blog "A Latino Agenda for the Whole Hemisphere Is a Matter of Principle"

    A Latino Agenda for the Whole Hemisphere Is a Matter of Principle

    On September 23, Grupo Salinas and the University of Denver presented a report to the U.S. Congress: “An Agenda for the Future.”
  • Foto del blog "More About the Billion People Trapped in Poverty"

    More About the Billion People Trapped in Poverty

    Vladimir Lenin called those who helped him expand his ideology throughout the Western world “useful idiots.” According to Paul Collier, those who say they are working to eradicate poverty, but at the same time come out against free trade among poor and rich countries and favor unconditional transfers [of resources] to poor governments, are simply idiots.
  • Foto del blog "Quick and Simple"

    Quick and Simple

    On June 4, I wrote about “The Tipping Point, a book by Malcolm Gladwell. Today, I’m going to talk about another one of his books, Blink, which refers to one of the fundamental values of Grupo Salinas: quick and simple.
  • Foto del blog "Diagnosis and Transformation of a Continent"

    Diagnosis and Transformation of a Continent

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel just ended her first tour of Latin America in Mexico. This is the longest trip she has taken since she took office. Why so much interest in the region? Take a look at this comparative graph of macroeconomic highlights, banking penetration and telecommunications.
  • 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.