Stephen Schwarzman: Building Blackstone, Private Equity Deals and Motivations (2019)

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An interview with billionaire private equity titan and founder of Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman. In this interview, Stephen discusses his motivations and journey in creating Blackstone. Stephen also talks about early deals, hiring the right people and interest rates. 📚 Books on Stephen Schwarzman and Stephen Schwarzman’s favourite books are located at the bottom of the description❗

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Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
5:08 Motivated by transformation and scale?
10:22 First job interview?
11:41 How did you get people who think differently to you to see your vision?
14:45 Does that still apply today?
16:17 How do businesses address social issues?
19:50 Building Blackstones culture?
25:46 Airport test?
29:19 Did you have a vision when you started Blackstone?
34:19 Sam Zell knocks on your door (Real Estate deal)?
41:20 Do you have a view on negative interest rates?
43:37 As investors search for higher yields will they will take on more risk? Should private markets be open up to retail investors?
47:27 Areas where you would not invest?
55:00 How do you see MIT artificial intelligence centre evolving?

Stephen Schwarzman Books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link)
King Of Capital:
What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence:

Stephen Schwarzman’s Favourite Books🔥
The Prince:
We Were Soldiers Once… and Young:
The Interpretation of Dreams:
Childhood and Society:
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power:

Interview Date: 18th September, 2019
Event: The Economic Club of New York
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