Carlos Slim Quotes

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.

The fruit of wealth is income.
– Carlos Slim

In this new wave of technology, you can’t do it all yourself, you have to form alliances.
– Carlos Slim

Anything that has privileges have responsibility and all people that is clear about their responsibility has compromise.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

The only way you finish with poverty is with jobs.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

You cannot live without doing something.
– Carlos Slim

If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working.
– Carlos Slim

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

When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

People need to feel very good about their achievements. They get pride from what they are doing.
– Carlos Slim

Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.
– Carlos Slim

When you are convinced what to do and what you need to do, it’s not hard to do that.
– Carlos Slim

Choose the right employees and then set them loose.
– Carlos Slim

I think entrepreneurs… can think long term and find solutions and go in the way for long term solutions and not short-term.
– Carlos Slim

The biggest things in life are not materials.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

Poverty isn’t solved with donations.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

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.
– Carlos Slim

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

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

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

Well, when I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments.
– Carlos Slim

When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.
– Carlos Slim

Firm and patient optimism always yields its rewards.
– Carlos Slim

When we decide to do something, we do it quickly.
– Carlos Slim

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