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Leaders With Lacqua / Backstage
The BlackRock Inc. CEO was the
subject of our cover Q&A in
April/May 2017. Here he divulges
off-duty habits and preferences to
Bloomberg TV’s Francine Lacqua,
co-anchor of Bloomberg Surveillance
and host of Leaders With Lacqua.
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Six. Less on the road, but eight on weekends.
What time do you set your alarm clock for?
The iPhone is usually set for 5:15 a.m.
What’s your typical workout?
I work out with a trainer three days during the
week and do cardio on weekends.
What’s your favorite sport or sports team?
Fly-fishing or skiing.
Who’s your favorite musical artist?
Who’s your favorite new emerging musical artist?
Rüfüs Du Sol.
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz.
What’s your favorite place to go on vacation?
Alaska with the guys and anywhere in
the world with my wife.
Do you have a strategy to fight jet lag?
No work on the plane, and be horizontal as
much as possible.
What living or historical person do you
Phil Jackson or Lee Kuan Yew.
What’s the best advice you’ve gotten?
At In-N-Out Burger, order the Double-Double
What’s the best advice you’ve given?
Order the Double-Double Animal Style,
but add back the raw onions.
If you were 20, what business would you get into?
What’s your favorite city?
After New York? Mexico City.
What’s your favorite museum or artist?
Do you ever expect to retire?