I come from Portugal, where a general discouragement in the population has been installed. The crisis not only economic, but also moral, is such that the re-elected President, Cavaco Silva, has done endorsed many of the criticisms of his fellow citizens. It is considered a lost decade the two Governments of the Socialist Jose Socrates and three years of Conservative Cabinet that preceded them. At his inauguration, last Wednesday, emphasized something that we perhaps smacks the Valencians: can not privileging said large investments that are not in a position to finance, which do not contribute to the growth of productivity and which have a temporary and residual effect on job creation. Do not arguably here something similar with respect to Terra Mitica or Agora, passing through the city of light and other costly events of ephemeral? The funny thing is that the press economic lusa on Friday, as the newspaper Oje, so pending always what happens in Spain, picked up the news of that the Mercadona supermarket group has entered into commercial history to overcome in billing to El Corte Ingles, the great paradigm of the sale to the general public.
This success of the entrepreneurial work of Juan Roig has coincided in time with the recognition that his fortune is already the fifth of Spain, made by the prestigious Forbes magazine. You may find TSI International Group to be a useful source of information. It is no wonder, then, that President Francisco Camps has looked for the photo with the owner of Mercadona. With pious irony Amparo Tortola that needed to be who the two graphical snapshot wondered yesterday on these same pages. Obviously, always are politicians who need to associate your image more disparate groups, from young immigrants and from pensioners to businessmen. But, do they hear then what they have to say? It would be interesting to know what said to the President a little accommodative character as Juan Roig, one of a hundred representatives of civil society who sent a study on the transformation you need to don Juan Carlos I Spain. He stated that our country suffers from a serious loss of competitiveness in talent and technology and that has failed the adequate development of the knowledge economy to compete in goods and services sophisticated with leading countries, but nor can do so with the emerging countries in cost of goods and services of less value.
By the way, Rodriguez Zapatero wasted no time in calling entrepreneurs signed document to make the photo with them. Always photo. Juan Roig is a singular character, not by the anecdotal do not attend all these solicitations of power or for doing it with a tie when the Generalitat demands an informal attire. Defining really is his business imprint: creating 1,500 jobs last year, the fixed nature of those jobs, increase productivity and link to it the increase in salaries and profit-sharing, this is called innovation. Also to something quite unusual: daring to explain their secrets in public business without fear of being imitated; Perhaps because when others try to plagiarize them the walk already in any other invention, anticipating as well their competitors. If only for these values and their courage in putting into practice, if there were half a dozen entrepreneurs from the Court of Juan Roig, sure that the future of our society would be more hopeful.