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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 […]

Creating Leaders in 12 Weeks

I am just returning from Washington, D.C. where I spent two days with the students of the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program. This program, created by the Georgetown University Latin American Board, is a three month intensive course that brings together young leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal from the private, social and political sectors. […]

Going Digital: Art Books Transformed

On Wednesday, April 3, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros held its launch of the eBook editions of the Conversaciones/Conversations series at the Morgan Library. As the sun set and the light through the atrium glass dimmed, the projection of highlights from both the print and digital publications appeared above the lively crowd who were […]

Start-Up City

In February, The Atlantic hosted Start-Up City: Miami, a gathering of local movers and shakers from both the private and public sector to talk about what it will take to make Miami a model, forward-thinking city in the decade to come. Hosted at the New World Symphony Hall and supported by the Knight Foundation, the Atlantic put together […]

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