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Author Schwarzman, Stephen A., 1947- author.

Title What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence / Stephen A. Schwarzman.

Publication Info. New York : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY SCHWARZMAN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  B SCHWARZMAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B SCHWARZMAN    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  658.42 SCH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Biographies  B SCHWARZMAN STEPHEN S    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Biographies  B SCHWARZMAN STEPHEN S    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B SCHWARZMAN STEPHEN S    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG SCHWARZMAN, STEVEN A.    Check Shelf
Edition First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Description vi, 378 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary People know who Stephen Schwarzman is -- at least they think they do. He's the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He's the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century's version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence. Folding handkerchiefs in his father's linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. His grades and athleticism got him into Yale. After starting his career in finance with a short stint at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers, where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, vowing to create a new and different kind of financial institution. Schwarzman focused intensely on culture, hiring great talent, and establishing processes that allow the firm to systematically analyze and evaluate risk. Schwarzman's simple mantra "don't lose money" has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. From deal making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence. Schwarzman not only offers readers a thoughtful reflection on all his own experiences, but in doing so provides a practical blueprint for success.
Contents Made, not born -- Go big -- Everything is interconnected -- Hold the table: advice on interviews -- The best way to learn is by doing -- All deals are crises -- Money is a poor cure for a bad situation -- The harder the problem, the more limited the competition -- Call, then keep calling -- Go where others aren't -- Don't miss the can't miss opportunities -- Cycles: investing through ups and downs -- There are no brave, old people in finance -- Don't lose money!!! Developing an investment process -- Spinning the wheel faster -- Expand -- Ask for help when you need it -- Entrepreneurship: no one tells you about the pain -- Listen for discordant notes -- Time wounds all deals -- Load the boat -- Be a friend to the situation -- Turn crisis into opportunity -- Engage -- Answer when your country calls -- Spin the virtuous cycle -- A mission to be the best -- Epilogue -- 25 rules for work and life.
Subject Schwarzman, Stephen A., 1947-
Chief executive officers -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Securities industry -- Management.
Blackstone Group -- Biography.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Entrepreneurship.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance -- Wealth Management.
Blackstone Group. (OCoLC)fst01777451
Chief executive officers. (OCoLC)fst00854175
Philanthropists. (OCoLC)fst01060593
Securities industry. (OCoLC)fst01110811
Success in business. (OCoLC)fst01137062
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Self-help publications. (OCoLC)fst01941328
Added Title Lessons in the pursuit of excellence
ISBN 9781501158148 (hardcover)
1501158147 (hardcover)
9781501158254 (ebook)
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