Quotes by Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist

Alive from: 1940-

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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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    First I opened a check account. I looked at the - I looked that there was nothing of yield. So I bought some bonds. It was a bond. When I bought this bond, it was duplicated in 10 years. I think it was 10 percent.
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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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    It's a society of knowledge and experience. You have better experience and knowledge when you are 60, 65 and 70.
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    It's important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country.
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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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    Our philosophy is you need to give nonprofit money for health, nutrition, education, culture, and sports.
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    Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business.
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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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    You should have more time for you during all of your life - not when you're 65 and retired.
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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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    In high school, I loved history. I also loved cosmography, algebra. Mexico is so rich in culture and history, and I have always enjoyed that.
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