Fritz Jacobi's TEC Blog

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lucky or Hard Work

I have been fairly successful in my career having served as publisher of four daily newspapers and receiving a variety of awards. It is interesting when I hear a comment like " You are so lucky". It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

"I am successful because I am lucky. The harder I work, the luckier I get"
Like many successful people, some observers only see the rewards, and not the 60+ hour work weeks and perseverance that was required to achieve those results.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fritz Jacobi, TEC Chair 24, Central Wisconsin

I am a chair for a business peer group called TEC or The Executive Committee.
I also have had the opportunity to also participate as a member of three TEC groups across the country. You can see more of my background at my Biography.

TEC 24 is a group of business owners in central Wisconsin ranging from Watertown to Wausau.
They range in size from $5 million to over $50 million in annual sales.
We meet every six weeks at member's places of business.
In the morning we usually have a speaker talking about current business issues.
In the afternoon it is a confidential setting where member can discuss issues they are facing.

TEC 24 is currently looking to add new members. If you would like some additional information about the group please contact me at