A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man
The books and cassettes are transformational.
A short forty word summary of Harvey Mackay’s books, articles, tapes, videos and “tweets” can be found in the epilogue of his latest book. In classic Mackay style, refurbishing a famous quote from Andrew Carnegie, Harvey declares: “You could take my money from me, my home from me, my factories … whatever … but leave my good name, my reputation, and my network…. And I will be back where I was in two years.”
The Mackay genre is a set of road maps for building one’s good name, reputation and professional network. It is jammed with strategies, every day tactics and healthy food for thought – all delivered in a home-spun style that is accessible to just about every reader. These road maps will lead you to unimagined heights in good times and help you to chart a swift return when – as happens to every one of us, sooner or later – disaster strikes.
And, along the way, I think that they also help to make the world a better place than the way that Harvey found it. In my book, that is the highest praise that one can render.
Ever au courant, Mackay’s newest title is a field manual for Americans who are suffering in this era of economic calamity and collapse. As Mackay explains in the opening pages of what turns out to be an unbelievably useful volume, this is the book that his wife of nearly fifty years, Carol Ann, urged him to write. No doubt a lot of lives will be changed for the better because of that prompting.
More remarkable still, notwithstanding the fact that Mackay is approaching 80, this week also marks the debut of his own internet browser tool. The software provides handy, drop-down menus to Harvey's on-line content and the very best of the internet’s networking and professional research engines. The add-on is very cool and is accessible here.
So, thanks Harvey. Yesterday was good day. And for me, so is most every other one because of what you have written, said and done.