Carlos Slim quotes talk about business and how he was able to become a successful business magnate. He was investing from the age of twelve years old. His quotes are a great way for those who want to become successful business tycoons to learn. He joins a list of men like Warren Buffet who were once the richest person on earth.
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business tycoon, investor, philanthropist, and engineer and well known for his quotes. Carlos Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine from the year 2010 to 2013, but was dethroned by Bill Gates who he dethroned a few years earlier. Below you will see an array of quotes from him.
“When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.”
“The combination of non-profit organizations like the foundations and profit businesses can work together in some areas."
“With good perspective of history we can have a better understanding of the past and present, and thus a clear vision of the future."
“Focus on essentials and try not to get distracted and bogged down by things that don’t add value to the bottom line."
“It’s very important for leaders in business to work to create human capital, a team that has the same sense of purpose and alignment.”
"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."
“The fruit of wealth is income."
“The people inside the group need to have some conditions to follow. We have a philosophy of leadership, ideas, and concepts. They need to share that."
“Anything that has privileges have responsibility and all people that is clear about their responsibility has compromise."
“The only way you finish with poverty is with jobs."
“In this new wave of technology, you can’t do it all yourself, you have to form alliances."
“I think entrepreneurs… can think long term and find solutions and go in the way for long term solutions and not short-term."
“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."
“Think of an athlete. He may be very good in his own house, but not as good as his neighbors. You have to go beyond your home. You have to go worldwide."
“People need to feel very good about their achievements. They get pride from what they are doing."
“If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working."
“Inertia is in our minds always."
“The biggest things in life are not materials."
“When you are convinced what to do and what you need to do, it’s not hard to do that."
"All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones."
“I still have my laptop but I haven’t used it. I’m a paper man, not electronic."
“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered."
“It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country."
“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."
“You cannot live without doing something."
“With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life."
“When we decide to do something, we do it quickly."
“You cannot have people in your organization who are pessimists. They take you to mediocrity."
"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."
“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."
“Firm and patient optimism always yields its rewards."
“Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets… any sound investment will eventually pay off."
“Maintain austerity in good times to avoid lay offs in bad times."
“When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in."
“So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground."
“What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine."
“Staying occupied displaces preoccupation and problems, and when we face our problems, they disappear."
“Well, when I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments."
“When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive."
“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."
“The truth is, you leave this world with nothing. What you are is a temporary administrator, and you must administer well… the wealth in your care, and generate more. The surplus can be used to do many things for people."
“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."
“Choose the right employees and then set them loose."
Carlos Slim has a way with words and his quotes are inspiring. He can truly motivate anyone who has any intention of succeeding in the world of business and life in general. He stands along a list of Billionaires who have held the title at one point or another. Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person in the world. Slim however is still the richest man in Mexico and his quotes should motivate and inspire all readers.