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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Motivation, qualities and company

Q: Does success breed success? Are people more likely to succeed if they wind up with a successful organization like the New York Yankees or performing beside stars such as Derek Jeter? How often does the expectation and aura of success become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Yes, success breeds success for several reasons.

First, successful people are usually motivated by the satisfaction of achievement, and having gained this once will want more.

Second, the same qualities of discipline and determination that led to the initial success will fuel the capacity to continue to succeed.

Finally, those who succeed will find themselves in company of other achievers who serve as both role models and motivators.

By Fred Malek  |  November 5, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  | Category:  successful connections Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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