With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life.

— Carlos Slim

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Live the present intensely and fully, do not let the past be a burden, and let the future be an incentive. Each person forges his or her own destiny.

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When we face our problems, they disappear.

So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.

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All times are good time for those who know how to work and have the tools to do so.

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Carlos Slim quote Live the present intensely and fully, do

Live the present intensely and fully, do not let the past be a burden, and let the future be an incentive. Each person forges his or her own destiny.

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Do not allow negative feelings and emotions to control your mind.

Emotional harm does not come from others; it is conceived and developed within ourselves.

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When you live for others' opinions, you are dead.

I don't want to live thinking about how I'll be remembered.

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Money is not a goal. The goal is to make companies grow, develop, be competitive, be in different areas, be efficient to have a great human team inside the company.

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I am convinced that all this poverty in Mexico and in Latin America, like it's happening in China is the opportunity to grow. It's an opportunity for investment; it's an economic activity and to take out poverty is the best investment any person or a person can do in any place.

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The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system.

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When you live for others' opinions, you are dead.

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I think one of the big errors people are making right now is thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the bricks are no longer useful. But they will continue to be important.

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You cannot have people in your organization who are pessimists. They take you to mediocrity.

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I love baseball. And American Football, too. But not rugby.

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About Carlos Slim

Quotes 74 sayings
Nationality Mexican
Profession Businessman
Birthday January 28, 1940

When there is a crisis, that's when some are interested in getting out and that's when we are interested in getting in.

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No, my father passed away when I was 13 years old. I was very young.

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Poverty isn’t solved with donations.

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With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax;

for quality of life. Having four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.

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Building a business and becoming a billionaire is it's not championship.

It's the competence; the competence in your sector with other companies not looking to have some kind of records in this issue.

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Work well done is not only a responsibility to yourselves and society; it is also an emotional need.

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I've always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others

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Staying occupied displaces preoccupation and problems, and when we face our problems, they disappear.

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I've always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it's important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.

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Technology is going to transform people's lives and society everywhere in the world. I spend most of my time studying new technologies. My main task is to understand what's going on and try to see where we can fit in.

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Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets… any sound investment will eventually pay off.

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My parents weren't artistic, but I was always surrounded by beautiful things.

And Mexico is a country which has experienced thousands of years of art and culture.

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If Wal-Mart invests a billion dollars and others invest $100 million, Wal-Mart is going to grow more.

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In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself, you have to form alliances.

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You cannot make thousands of universities or hundreds of thousands of professors, but with technology and the Internet you can have great courses and make a digital university.

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I don't have business with any politicians.

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The artistic part of us all - I think that the easiest way to appreciate this - is through architecture. Architecture is very impressive; the beauty of buildings, temples.

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Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.

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Low interest rates are a big opportunity for investment.

But the issue is that this money should go to the real economy, not the financial economy.

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Choose the right employees and then set them loose.

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I still have my laptop but I haven't used it. I'm a paper man, not electronic.

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Most people try to make a better world for our children when what they should be doing is making better children for our world.

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Firm and patient optimism always yields its rewards.

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We think that in Mexico, online trading of shares and financial instruments is not going to be as important as it is in the U.S. On days that there is a banking holiday in the U.S., you hardly see any movement here on the stock exchange.

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At 25, I made many companies. I was thinking more like a businessman or entrepreneur than a CEO. I created many companies, small companies, medium companies. I tried to be involved in many kinds of activities, in finance, in real estate, in mining.

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You cannot live without doing something.

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Our philosophy is you need to give nonprofit money for health, nutrition, education, culture, and sports.

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You want to have a toy and another toy, and that's not maturity.

The biggest things in life are not materials.

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Mistakes are normal and human. Make them small, accept them, correct them, and forget them.

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All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones.

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It's not a question of arriving and putting in a whole new administration, but instead, arriving and "compacting" things as much as possible, reducing management layers. We want as few management layers as possible, so that executives are very close to the operations. We also don't believe in having big corporate infrastructures.

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I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso.

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CompUSA was a bad decision. We stayed too much with CompUSA, and we stayed too short with Apple.

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Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business.

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There are people who are good for letters and others that are good for numbers.

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Focus on essentials and try not to get distracted and bogged down by things that don't add value to the bottom line.

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My mother born in Mexico, but was Lebanese in origin.

She born 1902 the same year my father arrived to Mexico when he was 14 years old.

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