I had the great honor of speaking to the Notre Dame MBA program last Thursday, Sept. 20. I try and do one MBA program every year and have now spoken to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Michigan, USC and many more. There’s nothing like getting in front of hungry students who have had a little taste of the business world. It’s completely different from my typical raucous sales and marketing audience. You could hear a pin drop, as the students listened intently and took notes.

Being at Notre Dame brought back a lot of memories from my dozens of visits to that campus when my close personal friend, Lou Holtz, was the head football coach there. I recruited Lou to the University of Minnesota in 1984 and he followed with 11 glorious years at Notre Dame.

Even though the football team is off to a poor start, Notre Dame is a special place. As I wrote in my book, “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty,” Notre Dame has one of the three best networking alumni clubs, along with Wellesley and USC. After another trip to that campus, it’s clear to see why.

About the author Harvey Mackay

Seven-time, New York Times best-selling author of "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive," with two books among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. He is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, and currently serves as Chairman at the MackayMitchell Envelope Company, one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day.

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