447: Stephen Schwarzman | Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence


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Stephen Schwarzman is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, an investor, a philanthropist, and the author of What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.

What We Discuss with Stephen Schwarzman:

  • How did Stephen turn being paired with a Nazi roommate at Yale into a learning experience?
  • Why it's as hard to achieve small goals as bigger ones -- except larger goals have more significant consequences (and what entrepreneurs can gain from this perspective).
  • What Stephen learned from working a summer wiping down grease in a Scandanavian ship's 120-degree engine room.
  • Why Stephen considers candor fundamental to the operation of a healthy organization.
  • How Stephen assesses talent when hiring.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/447

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