Carlos Slim: A Telecom Tycoon in the Making



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Code : LDS0003

Year :
2004

Industry : Telecommunications

Region : Mexico

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment : Not Available

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Abstract: Forbes voted Carlos Slim as the 17 th richest man in the world in 2004. Born to a Lebanese immigrant in 1940, Slim always had the ability to acquire businesses with unhealthy finances and turn them around as profitable companies. He founded Grupo Carso, Carso Global Telecom and Financiero Inbursa and by 2004, he had amassed a personal fortune of $14 billion.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss how Carlos Slim is giving shape to his dream of becoming the undisputed telecom king of Latin America.

    Keywords : Entrepreneurship Case Study, Carlos Slim, Grupo Carso, Carso Global Telecom, Financiero Inbursa, Telmex, International Monetary Fund (IMF), AT&T, MCI, Sprint, IBM, Prodigy Incorporated, Microsoft Corporation, Tequilla crisis, CompUSA, Telefonica

    Contents :
    » GROWTH FROM THE SCRATCH
    » THE EMPIRE BUILDER


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