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Continued: Mackay: Swim with the sharks without being eaten alive

  • Article by: HARVEY MACKAY
  • Last update: November 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM

• It’s not the people you fire who make your life miserable; it’s the people you don’t fire who make your life miserable.

• You’ll always get the good news; it’s how quickly you get the bad news that counts.

• Little things don’t mean a lot; they mean everything.

• Practice makes perfect is not true. You have to add one word: Perfect practice makes perfect.

When I revised and updated “Sharks” in 2005, I challenged myself to see how much of my own advice I was still following. I can honestly report that my formula continues to keep me safe in shark-infested waters.

Mackay’s Moral: People’s lives change in two ways: The people we meet and the books we read.

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

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