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Pushing the Envelope: All The Way To The Top Paperback – May 2, 2000
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More About the Author
Harvey writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column and is one of America's most popular and entertaining business speakers. he is also the founder and chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope Company. He has been married to Carol Ann for forty-nine years. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
Inspiring, well spoken, easy to follow and entertaining is the most adequate way to describe Harvey McKay's newest book: Pushing the Envelope: All the Way to the Top. Written not only for the business minded, but appealing to just about anyone who happens to come upon it. Sound practical points and advice, Harvey states it simply through a series of humorous and witty analogies throughout the book.
Harvey Mackay is a Minneapolis businessman who successfully built a $75 million dollar company over the past 40 years-Mackay Envelope Corporation. He is also the author of four bestsellers: Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive; Beware of the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt; Sharkproof; and Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. Well read, Harvey's work can also be seen in the local newspaper with his own column.
Clever, intelligent, and motivating, Harvey sets the reader at ease instantly during the first chapter. This is done with stories from his own experiences that he shares throughout the book. He leaves you with an understanding of his vision, his character, and his captivating charm.
Quoting movies is where Harvey claims to get the best of his one liners, such as "Hold your friends close and your enemies closer" using the theory that you need to know your customers, but even more so, you need to know your competition. Throughout the book, Harvey sums up the chapter using what he refers to as Mackay's Moral. Amusing synopsis of the point of the story, for example- Mackay's Moral: The reason you always dance with the one who brought you, is `cause when the party's over, you may need a ride home.Read more ›
First let me say that I always hate finishing one of the Shark's books--that means I will have to wait a year to read the next one. His online site is a good snack, but I love a seven course meal of his best insights and keys to success.
Some of the chapters seemed a bit too familiar, as in "Haven't I heard this from Harvey before?" but I love how he can put into perspective almost everything that happens to you in your professional career.
Harvey is not shy about telling you his mistakes and what he has learned from them. That's the key, learn something from your failures as well as your successes.
A must read for any young professional (as is Dig Your Well...) But like all his books--take notes and/or dog ear pages or risk forgetting some of the many nuggets included.
Bravo Harvey, another job well done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is entirely possible that this book has so much information it could have been made into two books and both would have been excellent. Read morePublished 6 months ago by @insurancebillvj
Still in the process of Reading this book. It's Easy to read because the chapters are short . I was half way thru the book in about two days . Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by Doobro
It is a great and inspiring book to read!It gives you ideas on how to treat your customers and how you should drive your business. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Ingunn Dahl
If it didn't say "Harvey Mackay" on the cover, we wouldn't even mention this book, but ol' Swim with the Sharks Harvey is a brand unto himself. Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by Jeffrey L. Seglin
One of my favorite things to do besides learn about the stock market is read books on starting/running businesses and self help/motivational/inspirational books I find these books... Read morePublished on March 6, 2004 by ReedFloren.com
As a semi-new addition to the world of business, I found Mackay's book, along with all his others, to be an absolute necessity. Read morePublished on August 30, 2000
I highly recommend Pushing the Envelope. It's fast-paced and contains loads of practical advice that you wish you had thought of yourself but probably didn't. Read morePublished on May 30, 2000 by Deanna Walsh
"There are answers to be found in relationships across the board including business, intimate and friendship." -The answers are here.Published on February 1, 2000 by James