Investing by the Books #49 Paddy Hogan on What It Takes

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Paddy Hogan is the head of investor relations at ORIX, a Japanese company with 35,000 employees active within finance, investments, life insurance, and banking. The episode is centered around the book “What It Takes”, by Stephen A. Schwarzman. It tells the story of how Stephen co-founded Blackstone and made it the world’s largest alternative asset manager, with more than one trillion dollars under management.



Eddie Palmgren

Niklas Sävås

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This episode was recorded on May 25, 2023.

Books Mentioned

  • What It Takes – Stephen A. Schwarzman 

Companies Mentioned

  • Orix
  • Fairfax
  • Brookfield
  • Blackstone 
  • Berkshire Hathaway

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