Harvey Mackay practices what he preaches. He would be the first to tell you that his success in a variety of fields can be attributed to his vast knowledge and practice of networking.
Mackay gained recognition with his previous best-selling books: Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You his Shirt. In this outing, Mackay offers a very practical, readable, and relevant guide for anyone who has discovered the importance of knowing the right people to accomplish any task. Networking is not rocket science, yet some authors would have us think that we require mystical abilities in order to accomplish our networking goals. Mackay, on the other hand, lays out a game plan for us. He tells you exactly who you need to know and what to do once your rolodex is full. This book is a must for anyone who wants to get ahead by reaching out.
(This book review was originally published in 2000 as one of the Top 10 Books – Edition 4.)