Blackstone CEO and cofounder Stephen Schwarzman spoke with Business Insider for an episode of the podcast "This Is Success" ahead of the launch of his new book, "What It Takes." He explained what it was like rising through Lehman Brothers in the 1970s and '80s and why he regrets selling the firm in 1984. In Blackstone's early days, cofounder Pete Peterson would make connections and Schwarzman would close deals. He also told us why he didn't sign the Business Roundtable's statement against...

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