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In his new book, What it Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, Blackstone CEO and cofounder Steve Schwarzman tracks his journey as a young man in a hurry, first from suburban Philadelphia to Yale, then to Harvard Business School, and on to Wall Street. Schwarzman sat down with strategy+business to discuss his efforts to build a work culture that encourages growth, large ambitions, and collective decision making.