Harvey Mackay offers inspirational career advice in his weekly syndicated column. Founder and chairman of the board of MackayMitchell Envelope Company, Mackay is an internationally sought after public speaker who was named one of the top five speakers in the world by Toastmasters International.

About Harvey Mackay

Harvey Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Harvey's books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries.

His newest book, The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World, shares decades of wisdom and inspirational lessons.

At age 26, Mackay purchased a small, failing envelope company, which has grown to a $100 million dollar business and is now one of the nation's major envelope manufacturers. As chairman, Mackay's philosophy is engrained in the company, beginning with its motto:

Do what you love, love what you do and deliver more than you promise.

Mackay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. A popular and entertaining business speaker, he has been a guest lecturer at various universities and business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Wharton and Penn State.

Mackay is an avid runner, marathoner and golfer. He and his wife, Carol Ann, have been married over 45 years, and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.