Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey

Harvey Mackay, How to Swim with Sharks
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Harvey Mackay: The Importance of Connections

At the age of 26, Harvey Mackay bought a failing envelope company and transformed it into a $100 million business. Today Mackay Envelope is one of the nation's major envelope manufacturers. But more than this entrepreneurial feat, Mackay achieved fame and recognition as the author of several best-selling business books, including How To Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. Mackay's guiding principle in business is to build strong relationships with customers and employees, and practice the lifelong art of networking. True to his philosophy, he told Inc. in 1990, "If the house is on fire, forget the china, silver, and wedding album -- grab the Rolodex."