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The Resource What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence, Stephen A. Schwarzman

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

Label
What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence
Title
What it takes
Title remainder
lessons in the pursuit of excellence
Statement of responsibility
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Schwarzman, Stephen A.
Dewey number
  • 658.4/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4751
LC item number
.S3445 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwarzman, Stephen A
  • Chief executive officers
  • Philanthropists
  • Securities industry
  • Success in business
  • Blackstone Group
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Blackstone Group
  • Chief executive officers
  • Philanthropists
  • Securities industry
  • Success in business
  • United States
Label
What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence, Stephen A. Schwarzman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
vi, 378 pages
Isbn
9781501158148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1117497130
  • (OCoLC)1117497130
Label
What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence, Stephen A. Schwarzman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
vi, 378 pages
Isbn
9781501158148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1117497130
  • (OCoLC)1117497130

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