Stephen A. Schwarzman Quotes

We encourage people to come forward with different points of view – actually, we demand it.


If you want to create a supportive work environment, don’t praise everyone, build a culture around and comfortability with criticism.


CEOs have to surround themselves with phenomenal people who share their value system.


If I get angry, it’s obvious. I don’t have to say much. “You have to have great fantasies in life and then fulfil them.


I don’t feel like a wealthy person. Other people think of me as a wealthy person, but I don’t. I feel the same as when I was a fifth-year associate trying to make partner at Lehman Brothers. I haven’t changed.


For future geopolitical stability and global prosperity, we need to build a culture of greater trust and understanding between China, America and the rest of the world.


A leader gives employees autonomy and control so they can make use of their gifts.


Sleeping at night is not a specialty of entrepreneurs. The entrepreneur who is sleeping soundly, something bad is happening to that person; they just don’t know it’s happening yet.


No one was born a CEO, it’s not a gene. It’s a trained behavior. There is a whole skillset.


The smart CEOs know they don’t know.


The most important thing with a new business is figuring out why people need you.


My advice for entrepreneurs: Have thick skin and friends in the psychology department.