” I love picking people. I started Blackstone, and we had no people, and now we have with our portfolio companies about 750,000 people all over the world. Everybody who is at a senior level has ultimately been picked by me. “


” The library helps lower- and middle-income people – immigrants – get their shot at the American dream. “


” My biggest job really is to figure other people out. I need to understand what makes a person tick. “


” I’ve always been comfortable with people who run things, whether it was the principal of my high school or the president of the university. “


” 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. “


” I can’t micromanage what anybody pays or doesn’t pay. But the concept that half of the public isn’t involved with the income-tax system is somewhat odd and I’m not saying how much people should do, but we should all be part of the system. “


” Today, whenever I’m under pressure to make a decision on a transaction but I don’t know what the right one is, I try desperately to postpone it. I’ll insist on more information – on doing extra laps around the intellectual parking lot – before committing. I take the same approach with people, too. “


” Washington, D.C., puts enormous burdens on people who, at the end of the day, are just humans. “


” What I’ve found in being around political people is they’re willing to negotiate their ideology somewhere around 5 percent. They believe that’s really stepping out. And it’s really hard to do business when you only move 5 percent from your ideology. “



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I love picking people. I started Blackstone, and we had no people, and now we have with our portfolio companies about 750,000 people all over the world. Everybody who is at a senior level has ultimately been picked by me.
The library helps lower- and middle-income people - immigrants - get their shot at the American dream.
My biggest job really is to figure other people out. I need to understand what makes a person tick.
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Washington, D.C., puts enormous burdens on people who, at the end of the day, are just humans.
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