About Harvey Mackay
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.
Harvey’s third book, released in 1993 and titled Sharkproof, also became a national best seller within weeks. Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty, Mackay’s fourth book, made the New York Times bestseller list 12 days after its release on April 20, 1997, and remained there for five months.
In January 1999, Pushing The Envelope: All The Way To The Top, became his fourth New York Times bestseller. It is full of business and life lessons, including how to lick the competition, and is guaranteed to earn your stamp of approval. Mackay’s 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 America’s 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 23 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.
He is currently a director on Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute, the Minnesota Orchestral Association and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He has been a guest lecturer at various universities and business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Wharton and Penn State.
All of which is why Fortune magazine refers to him as “Mr. Make Things Happen.”
Mackay authored three of the best-selling business books in publishing history with more than 7,000,000 copies sold worldwide. Mackay’s Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive was a groundbreaking New York Times #1 best seller for 54 weeks. The worldwide rights to his follow-up, Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, sold for the biggest contract in the history of business book publishing. Within two weeks of publication, Naked Man became his second #1 best seller. Now with his latest best seller, Sharkproof, Mackay’s books have been published in 80 countries and in 37 languages, breaking sales records around the world.
2,000,000 More Reasons
Millions read Mackay’s bulls-eye business strategies in his nationally syndicated column, which is distributed by United Feature Syndicate to the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, The Detroit Free Press and other major newspapers throughout the country.
170,000 More Reasons
The 170,000 members of Toastmasters International selected Mackay as one of the top five speakers in the world, along with Jesse Jackson and Mario Cuomo.
13,000,000 More Reasons
At 26, Mackay bought a failing envelope company. Today he is Chief Executive Officer of Mackay Envelope, a $50 million corporation which produces over 13 million envelopes per day. Harvey offers real world solutions to common business problems that every audience can relate to. The results of a visit by Harvey Mackay – sensational meetings, employees fired up and organizational goals met.
Filled with wit, wisdom and real-life stories, Harvey Mackay’s talks immediately enrich your audience’s personal and business lives. In presentations tailored to the specific goals of each group, Mackay shares the secrets of how to develop more productive relationships; survive the ever-changing job market, and outsell, outnegotiate and outmotivate the competition.
There’s no reasoning at all with the organizations who booked Harvey Mackay…they love him!
“Terrific, right on target…many of the guests commented that you were the best speaker in the event’s nine-year history. Thank you for energizing us all.”
– Arthur Andersen ‘ Co.
“Phenomenal! Superb! Harvey Mackay stunned the audience with his keen understanding of the feel and pulse of our business. Mackay effortlessly proved he knew our industry inside and out, and then just shot their lights out! Truly a one-of-a-kind speaker”
– Pepsi Cola Company
“Right on target; a bull’s eye-the most successful sales meeting we’ve ever held.”
– Sun Microsystems
“Outstanding,” “terrific” and “encore” were just a few of the comments made-you crafted a personal message to our clients and it came across loud and clear.”
“I’ve produced more than 10,000 seminars. You’re the best in the business-the Joe DiMaggio of speaking. End of story.”
– The Learning Annex
“Spectacular. A standing ovation is pretty special.”
– SuperValu Inc.
“A brilliant job-I was so very impressed by the care Harvey took to understand the audience and address his remarks specifically to our executives.”
– American Society of Association Executives