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The Venezuelan Woman: A historic example

International Women’s day was established in the nineteenth century as a way of recognizing the role of women during the peak of the global industrialization era. It has also been characterized by a diverse range of ideologies. Today, in a strengthened Latin America with a historic growth of the middle class (more than 50% over […]

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The Venezuelan Woman: A historic example

International Women’s day was established in the nineteenth century as a way of recognizing the role of women during the peak of the global industrialization era. It has also been characterized by a diverse range of ideologies. Today, in a strengthened Latin America with a historic growth of the middle class (more than 50% over […]

The first 100 days as CEO

I never thought 100 days would go by so fast. I feel like I hit the ground running and haven’t quite slowed down. Looking back at what we have been able to accomplish, the challenges we have faced and the opportunities that we have identified it’s no wonder I feel like I have been on […]

CES: New Year, New Trends!

Every couple of years I make it over to Las Vegas to CES for a two day technology boot camp. CES is the largest consumer electronics fair in the world and it’s the prime event where best in class technologies are presented. I “walk the floor” learning about the new solutions that are available to make our content […]

On Promises of The Commons in Caracas (and its Traffic)

I invited Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy as a guest blogger to contribute a report on the third edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Sofia is the curator of contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Originally from Mexico and living in New York City, she travels extensively […]

One plus one equals three

A few years ago, I was approached by IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school asking to write a case on the Miss Venezuela Organization, a franchise we have owned for over 30 years. Today the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is considered to be the most important televised event in the country and is recognized worldwide as […]

On becoming CEO

The hardest part of my job will be to grow the company at the rate that my father did. His success is due in part to his extraordinary ability to project the outcome of a deal extremely early, and in part due to his 30 year partnership with Steven Bandel, our company’s current CEO.  For […]

Novelas and Social Merchandising

A few days ago we invited The Nature Conservancy to advise the writers, production team and cast of one of our current drama productions, “Corazón Esmeralda,” whose ecological context provides an excellent platform to raise awareness of the audience about the impact that our actions and daily habits have on the environment. The use of […]

Orinoco Meets Spain

This past Monday I had the great pleasure of being in Spain for the opening of our family’s Amazonian collection “Orinoco: Journey to a Lost World”.  We are thrilled to bring this collection to Spain for the first time and are excited to be able share the cultures of the thirteen different tribes in our region […]

Digital Media and Hispanics: The Stars of Upfront Season

Earlier this month New York City hosted the large television networks’ Upfronts.  These events, which are customarily held during the end of sweeps period, are important advertising sales events held by television network executives, introducing their primetime schedules and new programming to the press and advertisers.  Upfronts have grown over the years to become big […]

Gotham 50: The New Yorkers who are revitalizing Gotham’s rich showbiz legacy

The weekly trade magazine, Variety, recently published “The Gotham 50”, a list of the most influential New Yorkers who are revitalizing showbiz today. I was surprised and honored to come across my name, which is there thanks to the hard work and dedication of all of the Cisneros Group of Companies employees who work tirelessly to take our […]