The Pursuit of Excellence with Stephen A. Schwarzman

This event requires pre-registration to reserve your spot. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to check in. If you have not arrived 10 minutes prior to the start of the event, you may lose your place and will put on the wait list. If you did not pre-register, there’s a possibility for admittance if seats are available.

What does it take to create one of the world’s most successful investment firms? Let’s ask someone who has grown a company from a balance sheet of $400,000 to more than $500 billion in assets under management, and a network of portfolio companies that employ around 500,000 people across the United States.

Visionary Stephen Schwarzman co-founded Blackstone in 1985 with Peter G. Peterson, and now leads the company’s nearly 2,500 employees in 24 offices worldwide. However, building Blackstone into the leading global financial institution it is today did not come easy, especially in the financial industry.

From folding handkerchiefs in his father’s linen shop in Philadelphia to creating one of the most successful investment firms in the world, Schwarzman has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence.

At every stage of life, he earned himself a reputation for being bold, solving big problems and making the impossible happen. At Blackstone, his intense focus on talent, process and culture have allowed the firm to systematically manage risk while remaining nimble enough to innovate and grow.

Schwarzman will discuss his real-life experiences and share his advice on how to maximize one’s potential and build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Schwarzman will also give the audience a glimpse into his new book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.

Stephen Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Brian Tierney
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 15, 2019 3:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 15, 2019 3:50 pm
  • Location
  • Venue
    • Ballroom
  • Address
    1 S. 24th St. Philadelphia, PA, 19103