Columnist | Outswimming the Sharks


The ABCs of finding your path to success

However you measure it, success is sweet. And it doesn't happen overnight.


Mackay: In the business world, patience is your friend

A woman walked into the grocery store with a 3-year-old girl in the seat of her shopping cart. As they passed the cookie section, the…


Sales are the lifeblood of companies big and small

"I'm starving, and it's Dave's fault," a manager complained to his assistant."What did Dave do now?" the assistant asked."I asked him to pick up a…


Mackay: Animal interactions offer lessons for humans

Sometimes, animals seem so much more advanced than humans; other times, we learn how not to handle problems.


Brush up on your job-hunting skills during pandemic

Finding a job — a job you really want — is hard work. You have to get a routine and stick to it.


Mackay: Creativity counts, in business as in life

There are only three pure colors — red, blue and yellow — but look at what Michelangelo did with those three colors. There are only…


Harvey Mackay: Humility is at the root of success

Staying humble can be hard to do in a culture that encourages competition and individuality.


Mackay: Business lessons emerge from pandemic

Students and teachers at all levels have had to adjust to remote learning, and that will not be just a passing fad.


Make decisions that make a difference in your daily life

Good decisionmaking is learned. It stems from good judgment, which is also learned, frequently the hard way.


Mackay: Enhance your life during difficult times

You don't have to make drastic changes. Take it one step at a time.