Harvey Mackay

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Mackay: Advice for winning entrepreneurs

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I still have trouble spelling the word, but...

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Sharpen your sales techniques

In the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles Schulz, the scene is a classroom on the first day of school. The...

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Taking care of business for 20 years

October 1993 was the beginning of one of my favorite ventures: my weekly column. Twenty years of sharing stories and...

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Learning business and life lessons on the farm

I’ve always been a city boy — I can’t even coax a weed to grow. But I discovered a national...

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 01:18 PM

Mackay: Resolve to solve workplace conflicts

Hercules, according to legend, grew increasingly irritated by a strange, menacing animal that kept blocking his path. In a fit...

Updated: September 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Regain control of your life at every level

No one ever accused Larry Winget of mincing words. Larry, who is often referred to as the Pitbull of Personal...

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: The ultimate sales position is the leader of a nation

I will go to the ends of the earth to find ways to improve communication and salesmanship, so I was...

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Bob Knight and the power of negative thinking

From the beginning, we are taught by our parents what not to do. Don’t cross the street without looking. Don’t...

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 10:50 AM

Mackay: It's about time to improve your time-wasting habits

Many years ago, a management consultant named Ivy Lee was called in by Charles Schwab, chairman of Bethlehem Steel Co.,...

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Why do we cheat?

Baseball has been in the headlines lately, and for the ugliest of reasons: cheating.Not the old hide-the-ball-in-the-glove trick or greasing...

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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