Harvey Mackay

Harvey Mackay
Harvey Mackay is a businessman and columnist. Mackay is perhaps best known as the author of five business bestsellers, including Swim With the Sharks, Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt and Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty.


The 7 Reasons We Fail

By Harvey Mackay | June 21, 2017

Plus, how to rebound from our missteps

The Simple but Powerful Act of Smiling

The Simple but Powerful Act of Smiling

By Harvey Mackay | March 22, 2016

A smile is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Don’t Be an Old Grump. Here Are 9 Ways to Think Young

By Harvey Mackay | October 28, 2014

Youth is wasted on the young—or at least that’s what they say, but it would be a travesty if it were true. Youth is not only a time of life; it’s also a state of mind. Harvey Mackay, best-selling author and business speaker, says he stopped counting after his 39th birthday. He still considers himself…

Advice from My Dad for Father’s Day

By Harvey Mackay | June 10, 2014

There’s an English proverb that goes: “One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters.” Fathers can teach their children many important lessons. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, and it brings to mind some of the valuable lessons I learned from my father, Jack Mackay. I’ve shared many of them with you in my…

Take Control of Your Network

By Harvey Mackay | September 8, 2009

My father was a newspaperman
who headed the Associated Press

Get Personal to Get More Business

By Harvey Mackay | July 1, 2008

The wind and the sun were having a conversation one day, which turned into a friendly competitio