Harvey Mackay

Harvey Mackay

Businessman, Nationally Syndicated Columnist adn Best-selling business author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt.

Speaker Categories: Sales | Best Practices | Leadership | Motivational Business | Japanese Speaking

Travels From: MN, United States.

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New York Times Bestselling Business Author, Columnist, and Recognized Business and Sales Speaker

Harvey Mackay is a business leader, nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of several business books.

Books and Publications

Harvey Mackay has written seven New York Times bestselling books, three reached #1, and two were named among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time – Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware The Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt.  His latest book, The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World (November 2011) hit #1 on the Wall Street Journal Business bestseller list and #2 on USA Today Money list.  His books have sold 10 million copies in 80 countries and have been translated in 46 languages.  Harvey is a nationally syndicated columnist whose weekly business advice appears in 100 newspapers and magazines around the country.  

Sought-after Speaker

He was named one of the top five speakers in the world by Toastmasters International and speaks to corporate audiences around the world.  He is a member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. 

Business Owner

Harvey is chairman of the $100 million MackayMitchell Envelope Company in Minneapolis, which he founded in 1960. For more than 45 years, MackayMitchell Envelope Company has been producing envelopes with a level of quality and service that has established the company as one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers. 


Harvey is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

Recognition and Accomplishments 

He is an avid runner and marathoner, and former #1 ranked tennis player in Minnesota. In 2002 Harvey was inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. He is the past president of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Envelope Manufacturers Association of America, the University of Minnesota National Alumni Association, to name only a few of the organizations in which he is involved. He played a key role in bringing the 1992 Super Bowl to Minneapolis, along with obtaining an NBA franchise (Minnesota Timberwolves), serving as chairman of the task force in getting the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome built, bringing in Lou Holtz to coach the University of Minnesota, and many more.

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