Blackstone founder bestows life lessons in self-help memoir

Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone co-founder, joined CNBC’s "Squawk Box" programme to discuss his new book "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence," where he opened up about his natural confidence and his quest to solve problems.

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From educating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the benefits of private equity-backed businesses to overturning single-gender education at his alma mater Yale, the book has been described as a memoir filled with life lessons.

Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman on how he built his success

Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone co-founder, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss his new book “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence,” where he details his career from growing up in Philadelphia to building Blackstone into the world’s largest private equity firm.