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Continued: Mackay: Learning business and life lessons on the farm

  • Article by: HARVEY MACKAY
  • Last update: September 29, 2013 - 1:18 PM

3. Research, research, research. If it’s a new seed, you test and test. You will never know how good it is until you grow it and try it.

4. Be good to your customers. Tell them when you don’t know.

5. Above all, be honest.

6. Stand behind your product. If someone gets a bad melon, they can throw it away and get a new one.

Donna said, “I don’t care how many zeros you have in sales — from $1 million to $100 million — business concepts won’t change. It’s better than money when people like what you do.”

Mackay’s Moral: It’s never too late to plant the seeds of success.


Harvey Mackay is a Minneapolis businessman. Contact him at 612-378-6202 or e-mail

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