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Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman explains how a mindset he developed in his dad’s linens shop powered him through leading a Lehman coup, building a financial giant, and getting the ears of Presidents Trump and Xi

BlackstoneCEO 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 […]
Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman explains how a mindset he developed in his dad’s linens shop powered him through leading a Lehman coup, building a financial giant, and getting the ears of Presidents Trump and Xi
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After 30 years playing TV’s most famous 8-year-old, the voice behind Lisa Simpson reflects on fame, thwarted career goals, and why she hid her ‘Simpsons’ Emmy in a closet for nearly a decade

Yeardley Smith has spent 30 years as the voice of Lisa in “The Simpsons.” She spoke about her career in an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success.” Smith says she kept her voice-acting Emmy from 1992 in her closet for nine years because the role was never part […]
After 30 years playing TV’s most famous 8-year-old, the voice behind Lisa Simpson reflects on fame, thwarted career goals, and why she hid her ‘Simpsons’ Emmy in a closet for nearly a decade
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Alexander Wang explains how bucking the fashion industry by building catwalks on busy streets and tourist hot spots is helping his brand

Alexander Wang is a fashion designer whose clothes are worn by the world’s top models and celebrities. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Wang explained that he increasingly cares less about what fashion-industry gatekeepers think, and is instead more focused on the consumer. This is why […]
Alexander Wang explains how bucking the fashion industry by building catwalks on busy streets and tourist hot spots is helping his brand
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Ray Dalio started Bridgewater in his apartment and built it into the world’s largest hedge fund. Here are 5 major lessons he’s learned over the past 44 years.

Ray Dalio is the founder and co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, with about $US150 billion in assets under management. Dalio discussed key moments from his career in an episode of the Business Insider podcast “This Is Success.” Fundamental to his lessons are transparency and a willingness […]
Ray Dalio started Bridgewater in his apartment and built it into the world’s largest hedge fund. Here are 5 major lessons he’s learned over the past 44 years.
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‘Pain is a great teacher’: How Ray Dalio, the world’s most successful (and mysterious) hedge-fund founder, came back from financial ruin

Ray Dalio is the founder and co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, with about $US150 billion in assets under management. Dalio discussed key moments from his career in an episode of the Business Insider podcast “This Is Success.” He explained how his collection of “principles” for life, […]
‘Pain is a great teacher’: How Ray Dalio, the world’s most successful (and mysterious) hedge-fund founder, came back from financial ruin
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Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains how the realisation the US was losing the Iraq War in 2004 led to the transformation of special operations

Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the US Army who led America’s Joint Special Operations Command and NATO forces in the War in Afghanistan. McChrystal led Joint Special Operations Command from 2003-2008, and assassinated Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006. JSOC was initially outmatched […]
Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains how the realisation the US was losing the Iraq War in 2004 led to the transformation of special operations
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Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack says 10 years of working with celebrities like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj has taught him the most important trait for anyone in business

Afrojack is among the world’s most popular DJs and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop music. He said that the biggest lesson he learned from his collaborations is celebrity cannot become an excuse for becoming self-important. He believes that the egotism that can come with celebrity […]
Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack says 10 years of working with celebrities like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj has taught him the most important trait for anyone in business
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Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal tells a story about a battalion commander in a backward T-shirt to illustrate his top 2 pieces of leadership advice

Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the US Army who led America’s Joint Special Operations Command and NATO forces in the war in Afghanistan. McChrystal said the two greatest attributes a leader can have are empathy and self-discipline. An anecdote from his time on the battlefield shows how […]
Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal tells a story about a battalion commander in a backward T-shirt to illustrate his top 2 pieces of leadership advice
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Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal says handing his resignation letter to President Obama taught him a profound lesson about failure

Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the US Army who led America’s Joint Special Operations Command and NATO forces in the War in Afghanistan. McChrystal handed in his resignation to President Barack Obama after a critical Rolling Stone article portrayed McChrystal’s aides as being disrespectful to Vice President […]
Retired 4-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal says handing his resignation letter to President Obama taught him a profound lesson about failure
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