Steve Schwarzman - The Blackstone Group

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So we actually had a very interesting, orderly process. I asked each person what they wanted to do, and I gave them one minute each. I wasn't interested in anyone's life history, it was really, sort of, what do you want to do?feedback
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Sep 12 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Steve Schwarzman is associated, including Asia and China. Most recently, Steve Schwarzman has been quoted saying: “This was a complex time around Charlottesville. What happened is, people who are running public companies at that time were concerned about employee reaction to what the president said or didn't say. There were customer issues for those [companies] where some of the CEOs felt they were under pressure. There were shareholders who were unhappy with people's affiliation. We did it alphabetically. I'm a great believer in order. By the time you got to 'W,' it didn't much matter… Virtually anyone running a public company who's in that group could not deal with the pressure from their constituents.” in the article The most surprising details from the brief inside story of how Trump’s CEO council disbanded.
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Steve Schwarzman quotes

Jun 22 2017

There is a little confusion. And every time that happens I get a real chuckle.feedback

Jun 22 2017

They used to be called Blackstone Financial. We started in business together. We put up the initial capital.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

The reason I think we have consumer confidence at record levels and markets at record levels and business confidence at record levels [is] because the basic program the administration has is really excellent.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

We're in the middle of a big potential tax reform and you can't really look much at anything until you see what the rules of the road are.feedback

Jun 22 2017

Life tends to be longer than one issue, and it's important, I think, to be involved for the long term to impact a variety of issues.feedback

Jun 22 2017

He's really a fascinating guy. He's got a lot of different interests and, you know, he's a good person. And so we'll miss him.feedback

May 03 2017

The idea that you can do all that and have great success and be perceived at best in a marginal way in terms of contribution to society, you've got to really wonder who's doing the PR. People mistake us for financial people. I don't know exactly why.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Some of these issues are tough, because the numbers don't work easily.feedback

Apr 04 2017

It's terrific in terms of the stuff you're trying to do to modernize the government, educate and so forth. The outside world doesn't always get the message that that's really what is going on.feedback

Apr 04 2017

The genius of it, apparently, and one of the things that makes France France, is that you can have your spouse going up stairs one way and your mistress going down the other way – and it was designed so no one could see the other.feedback

Mar 26 2017

There is a need to figure out what policies are adding friction to the system without accompanying it with significant benefits. It's easy for the private sector to at least see where the friction is, and to do that very quickly and succinctly.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Uber

I think Travis was in a really difficult spot. His business was being adversely affected, there was discontent among his employees – and this group actually takes a lot of time – and he basically said 'I'm encountering too much in the way of headwinds and would you mind if I stepped down.'.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - NAFTA

Canada finds itself, frankly, in a really very special status. I don't think he should be enormously worried because Canada is held in very high regard.feedback

Jan 18 2017

The leaning forward, if you will, to experiment, to de-bottleneck, to change taxes. ... There [are] going to be a lot of things, most of which, on a theoretical basis, most people would say are good things.feedback

Dec 02 2016

That doesn't mean that all regulation is bad, but there's a certain balance. Right now, as a result of the regulation, the U.S. banking system really is terrific. It's the best in the world and it needs the freedom to start doing some things like making more loans. You can't grow unless your banking system is expanding and extending credit.feedback

Dec 02 2016

I think that's a tough one because he is so intertwined and his life has been basically his company ... so disconnecting from that is an unnatural act for him.feedback

Oct 21 2016 - Populism

I wanted to start Schwarzman Scholars because I saw in the rise of populism the potential unfortunate outcome.feedback

Oct 21 2016

I've been in rooms when Chinese leaders discuss some of these issues and I see their anger in return.feedback

Oct 21 2016 - Populism

They've been a huge winner through globalization. Jobs have moved around the world, but to Asia in particular in China as the largest beneficiary.feedback

Sep 13 2016

I think this presidential election is like a mystery. I've never experienced something like this with such low positives for each of the candidates and frustration and so little conversation about policies.feedback

Sep 13 2016

If you have interest rates where they are then you will pop up all asset classes. So it's a little expensive for my taste.feedback

Sep 13 2016

They'll probably start later this year.feedback

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