Harvey Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware The Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times.
Dig Your Well Before You re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book Youll Ever Need, made the New York Times bestseller list 12 days after its release on April 20, 1997, and remained there for five months. Sharkproof, Mackays third book, was a national bestseller.
Now, PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: All The Way To The Top, is being published by Ballantine Books on Jan. 6, 1999. It is full of business and life lessons, including how to lick the competition, and is guaranteed to earn your stamp of approval.
Mackays books have sold 8,000,000 copies worldwide, been translated into 35 languages and sold in 80 countries.
Mackay is a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate, whose weekly articles appear in 52 newspapers around the country. including the Detroit Free Press, Denver Post, Orange County Register, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Arizona Republic.
He also is one of Americas most popular and entertaining business speakers, speaking on average -- once a week to Fortune 500-size companies and associations. Toastmasters International named him one of the top five speakers in the world.
In addition, Harvey is chairman and CEO of Mackay Envelope Corporation, an $85 million company he founded at age 26. Mackay Envelope employs 500 people and manufactures 17 million envelopes a day.
Mackay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He is an avid runner and marathoner, and former #1 ranked tennis player in Minnesota.
Mackay is the past president of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Envelope Manufacturers Association of America, the University of Minnesota National Alumni Association, the Young Presidents Organization (Twin Cities Chapter), to name only a few of the organizations in which he is involved.
He currently is a director of Robert Redfords Sundance Institute, the Minnesota Orchestral Association and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. lie has been a guest lecturer at various universities and business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Wharton and Penn State.
Mackay played a key role in bringing the 1992 Super Bowl to Minneapolis, along with obtaining an NBA franchise (Minnesota Timberwolves), getting the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome built, bringing in Lou Holtz to coach the University of Minnesota football team and many more civic involvements. All of which is why Fortune magazine refers to him as Mr. Make Things Happen.
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