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What it takes to be a celebrity bodyguard

Bodyguards go through intense training to be ready to protect celebrity clients, CEOs, and politicians. Bodyguards, or executive protection agents, can make upwards of $US200,000, putting their lives on the line for VIPs. Business Insider followed five new recruits through an executive protection training course in Long Island, New York, […]
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What it takes to be a hand model who earns $75,000 a year

Parts models, who model their hands, feet, teeth, hair, and more, can earn up to $US4,000 a day. We spoke with a hand model about his hand-care routine, which involves moisturizing 30 times a day and two manicures a week. He also talks about the preventative measures he takes to […]
What it takes to be a hand model who earns $75,000 a year
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This is what it takes to be a cruise ship performer

Cruise ship performers get paid to travel the world and perform in front of millions of cruise goers. They’re serious athletes from all over the world – Olympians, world champions, and professionals. The job requires 11-month contracts, performing six-days a week without a single holiday. We met Ariana Mazzagatti, the […]
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Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman said his firm’s rough early days taught him why every entrepreneur should be prepared to be in ‘psychological pain in a way you haven’t before’

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 and Pete Peterson, former US secretary of commerce and Lehman Brothers CEO, founded Blackstone in 1985 as a private equity […]
Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman said his firm’s rough early days taught him why every entrepreneur should be prepared to be in ‘psychological pain in a way you haven’t before’
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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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I tried to cook like a Benihana chef and it was harder than I expected

Benihana is famous for their chefs’ teppanyaki cooking tricks like bouncing eggs, tossing shrimp, and creating a flaming onion volcano. We visited their flagship location to learn what it takes to be a Benihana chef. We learned how to make signature dishes like Benihana’s chicken fried rice as well as […]
I tried to cook like a Benihana chef and it was harder than I expected
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What it takes to become a backup dancer for Beyoncé

JaQuel Knight has been doing choreography for Beyoncé for years. Knight landed his breakthrough gig at 18 years old for Beyoncé’s iconic video “Single Ladies.” His most recent collaboration with her at Coachella left people speechless. We spoke with Knight about how he got into dancing and what it takes […]
What it takes to become a backup dancer for Beyoncé