Stephen A. Schwarzman



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“it’s as hard to start and run a small business as it is to start a big one. You will suffer the same toll financially and psychologically as you bludgeon it into existence. It’s hard to raise the money and to find the right people. So if you’re going to dedicate your life to a business, which is the only way it will ever work, you should choose one with the potential to be huge.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

“The best executives are made, not born. They absorb information, study their own experiences, learn from their mistakes, and evolve.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

“Success breeds arrogance and complacency, he said. You only learn from your mistakes and when the worst happens.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence



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