Fred Malek
Investor, adviser

Fred Malek

Founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, and former adviser in various areas to four U.S. presidents -- Richard M. Nixon, Grald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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Achievement and a happy life

Q: How do you define success?

Success is attaining a level of achievement that provides the satisfaction, self-esteem, and gratification that form the basis for a happy life. That achievement is largely self-defined, not necessarily explicit, sometimes simply intuitive, and can take many forms from raising children to building a major enterprise.

Importantly, it is not measured by wealth, power or recognition but by fulfillment and happiness. That is success, and it's within the reach of all.

By Fred Malek  |  November 2, 2009; 12:41 PM ET  | Category:  Defining success Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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