Blackstone CEO: Being nice is more important than an MBA

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Wall Street is known as a testosterone-fueled industry where foul language is the norm and greed rules all.

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks March 3 at a Wall Street Journal leadership event.

But at least one very successful titan of finance isn’t looking for someone who fits that description.

“To be hired at our place and work with us you have to be nice. I don’t like people who are not nice,” said Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone Group (BX), one of the world’s largest private equity firms.

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