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What It Takes

Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

Stephen A. Schwarzman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to max...
Publish Date
September 17
Goodreads rating
Oct 11, 2019
There’s much to learn from Steve Schwarzman’s contributions to finance, US-China relations, and computing, including AI research. His new book reveals how he has achieved the rarest kind of leverage in multiple fields. #WhatItTakes      source
Oct 15, 2019
...Two such people - @Benioff and Stephen Schwarzman - have luckily for you put out two books that let you tap into their thinking, so I suggest that you check out Marc’s book, Trailblazer, at and Stephen’s book, What It Takes, at      source
May 06, 2020
Finished Stephen Schwarzman's book "What it takes". Steve's success is amazing in its scope and scale. How comfortably govt and business interacts openly in US and China etc.- stories in the last few chapters- is very interesting to read.      source
A must-read, inspirational account.      source