Harvey Mackay

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Give thanks for your customers, all year long

Today's mail included the first holiday greeting of the season -- for Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 20, 2011, - 06:57 PM

MacKay: Key points for tweaking your public speaking

There are only two times in life when you're really alone -- just before you die, and when you have to make a five-minute speech. Studies have found that many people would rather die.

Updated: November 13, 2011, - 08:06 PM

What businesses can learn from 'Moneyball'

One of the best movies of the year, "Moneyball," is based on the true story of Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane. You don't have to be a baseball fan to learn monumental lessons from this film.

Updated: November 08, 2011, - 02:04 PM

What businesses can learn from 'Moneyball'

One of the best movies of the year, "Moneyball," is based on the true story of Oakland A's General...

Updated: November 08, 2011, - 01:55 PM

10 'Mackay MBA' tips to successful sales

A buddy of mine dubbed my newest book, "The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World," "Harvey Mackay's economic stimulus plan." It's custom-tooled to boost the take-home pay of sales pros, from novices to veterans.

Updated: October 30, 2011, - 06:56 PM

Persistence and determination separate finisher and the finished

Although my days of running marathons are just pleasant memories, I still get the itch this time of year, when the Twin Cities and Chicago marathons are held.

Updated: October 23, 2011, - 01:52 PM

Book encourages path to prosperity, even in tough times

During economic downturns, most folks are content to maintain the status quo, not expecting to really get ahead.

Updated: October 16, 2011, - 08:42 PM

Integrity is all that matters - and it should never go out of fashion

In our country and all over the globe, we face so many crises that we hardly know which one to address first.

Updated: October 09, 2011, - 02:48 PM

9 new things I've learned in the changing world of networking

In his book "What the Dog Saw," Malcolm Gladwell titles one especially worthwhile chapter "The New-Boy Network."

Updated: October 02, 2011, - 02:07 PM

MacKay: True entrepreneurial spirit would not surrender to demons of fear

Perhaps my favorite business book is Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich." I recommend reading and rereading it, perhaps even annually, to keep your focus laser-sharp.

Updated: September 25, 2011, - 11:38 PM

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