We Got Fired!: . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 28, 2004 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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No fight left? No future? Does the handwriting on the wall say utter failure?  

Harvey Mackay, one of the world’s best-selling motivational and business authors tells you why it isn’t so. He reveals anecdotes and secrets from some of the best and brightest headliners in our world today. Their gripping accounts show that no one is immune to bad judgment or backstabbing. In colorful detail, these remarkable success stories reveal what the best of the best did to get back on top.

Each story tells a unique tale and contains valuable lessons that are applicable to any reader who wants his or her career to flourish; indeed, this is the book that will inspire, instill hope . . . and give more than a glimpse into what makes these stalwarts strong.

When Fortune magazine called Mackay “Mister Make-Things-Happen,” it was right on the money—getting this amazing group of people from various walks of life to talk openly about their abilities to bounce back shows him to be a master at getting people to divulge some of their defeats and their dreams.

Hopeful, tough-minded, and filled with indispensable advice, We Got Fired! . . . And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us will show anyone how to turn a modern bummer into a major blessing. It’s a rarity: a sure thing in our shaky times.

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Though being fired is humbling and humiliating, it forces us to reassess where we've been, where we are, and where we want to go. Mackay, author of the best seller Swim with the Sharks , analyzes how ... Read full review

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Harvey Mackay is author of four New York Times bestsellers. His first two books—Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt—were #1 New York Times bestsellers and are listed by the New York Times among the top fifteen inspirational business books of all time.

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty (1997) and Pushing the Envelope (1999) both cracked the New York Times bestseller list. Mackay’s books have sold more than ten million copies worldwide, been translated into thirty-five languages, and been distributed in eighty countries.

Mackay is a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate; his weekly articles appear in more than fifty newspapers around the country. He also is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, having been named one of the top five speakers in the world by Toastmasters International.

He is chairman of Mackay Envelope Company, a $100 million company he founded at age twenty-six. In April 2004, Harvey received the prestigious Horatio Alger Award.

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