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

By: Schwarzman, Stephen A.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2019Description: electronic resource.ISBN: 9781501158148.Subject(s): Entrepreneurs | Start-ups | Biographies | FinanceOnline resources: Download Audiobook
Contents:
REMOVE THE OBSTACLES: 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. PURSUE WORTHY FANTASIES: 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. SEEING AROUND CORNERS: 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. SPRINTING DOWNFIELD: 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 -- 25 rules for work and life.
Summary: Regales the story of Stephen Schwarzman who established Blackstone, a $500 billion-dollar global financial institution. Offers a candid and funny account of entrepreneuralism and presents lessons in how to design, establish and support impactful and innovative organisations.
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REMOVE THE OBSTACLES: 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. PURSUE WORTHY FANTASIES: 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. SEEING AROUND CORNERS: 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. SPRINTING DOWNFIELD: 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 -- 25 rules for work and life.

Regales the story of Stephen Schwarzman who established Blackstone, a $500 billion-dollar global financial institution. Offers a candid and funny account of entrepreneuralism and presents lessons in how to design, establish and support impactful and innovative organisations.

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