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Author, Speaker, Founder, and Chairman
Harvey Mackay is author of five New York Times bestsellers. His first two books, Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware The Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, have been translated into 37 languages and distributed in 80 countries. Both books were New York Times #1 bestsellers and are also listed by the Times among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time.
Harvey’s latest book is Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You, arrived Feb. 22, 2010. Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty and Pushing The Envelope both cracked the New York Times bestseller list. We Got Fired! … And It’s The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Us became his third New York Times #1 bestseller. His books have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Harvey is a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate, whose weekly articles appear in newspapers around the country, including the Orange County Register, San Francisco Examiner, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Arizona Republic.
Harvey is also one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, speaking around once a week to Fortune 500-size companies and associations. Toastmasters International named him one of the top five speakers in the world, and he is a member of the National Speakers Association Speakers Hall of Fame.
In addition, Harvey is chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope Company, a $100 million company he founded at age 26. Mackay has 500 employees and manufactures 25 million envelopes a day.
Harvey is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He is an avid runner and marathoner, having run 10 marathons, and is a former #1 ranked senior tennis player in Minnesota.
In April 2004, Harvey received the prestigious Horatio Alger Award in the Supreme Court Chambers. He was inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame in 2002. He is the past president of organizations including the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Envelope Manufacturers Association of America, and the University of Minnesota National Alumni Association. In October 2008, he was presented the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award.
Harvey played a key role in bringing the 1992 Super Bowl to Minneapolis. Along with serving as the catalyst in bringing an NBA franchise (Minnesota Timberwolves) to his home state, he also served as chairman of the task force in getting the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome built, brought Lou Holtz to coach the University of Minnesota, and much more.
All of which is why Fortune magazine refers to him as “Mr. Make Things Happen.”