Mark H. McCormack (1930-2003) grew up in Chicago, graduated from William & Mary College and Yale Law School and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to begin his legal career. While practicing law in Cleveland, he began International Management Group on a handshake with Arnold Palmer in 1960, launching the modern-day sports marketing industry. IMG continues to be the most dominant agency in global sports today.
After publication of What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School in 1984, McCormack also became a bestselling author of business advice books, focusing on practical, street-smart counsel to help entrepreneurs succeed in any business environment. Through a gift from the McCormack family foundation, Mark McCormack's files and papers were donated to the Special Collections department at the UMass Amherst Libraries in Amherst, Massachusetts.
"Incisive, intelligent, and witty, What They Don't Teach You at
Harvard Business School is a sure winner--like the author
himself. Reading it has taught me a lot."--Rupert Murdoch,
executive chairman, News Corp, chairman and CEO, 21st Century
"Clear, concise, and informative . . . Like a good mentor, this book will be a valuable aid throughout your business career."--Herbert J. Siegel, chairman, Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.
"Mark McCormack describes the approach I have personally seen him adopt, which has not only contributed to the growth of his business, but mine as well."--Arnold Palmer "There have been what we love to call dynasties in every sport. IMG has been different. What this one brilliant man, Mark McCormack, created is the only dynasty ever over all sport."--Frank Deford, senior contributing writer, Sports Illustrated