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Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Good Read for young salespeople

    I shared this book with my young sales staff. I read it when I first started in sales. It has good pearls of wisdom. We shared comments and compared it to our current sales challenges. It was an easy read;therefore, everyone found time to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Successful Bits-n-Pieces

    Swim With the Sharks is a collection of business tales and advice from prominent Minnesota businessman Harvey Mackay. Mackay got started in the highly competitive envelope field and was able to succeed, it appears, through solid business acumen and sheer determination. Swim With the Sharks was his first writing effort, and its success is probably due to the timeless, solid advice he imparts as well as the folksy manner in which he imparts it. There are plenty of tales of Mackay's early struggles and successes in the business world, although his involvement with the University of Minnesota's athletic recruiting scandal of the 1970s is notably absent. The book is somewhat haphazardly organized, with extremely short chapters -- some are a mere paragraph -- centered on various business-world lessons, but the material makes the read worthwhile. Non-business folk may enjoy this as well, and his principles for success could apply easily to most endeavors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002

    Great book and easy read.

    I thought the book was great. It was an easy read and full of common sence ideas that I never thought of. I don't read very much but this may get me started. I'm self employed and I think it will help me in my bussiness and people skills.

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