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Michael Harney Shares Advice For Future Entrepreneurs

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  • Date Added : 9/16/2009
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Michael Harney

  • VP, Harney & Sons Fine Teas
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1955 (Age: 65 years old)
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
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Biography

Michael Harney has served for 22 years as vice president of products for Harney & Sons Teas, the company started and still run by his father, John.

Harney spends much of his time in Asia, seeking out the exquisite blends that have made Harney teas among the most celebrated in the world. He also oversees the company's financial operations. More recently, Harney has led the firm's move into the consumer market, highlighted by an engaging and interactive web presence. He has also spearheaded the firm's export business, which now produces 10 percent of sales.

Earlier, Harney was general manager of the Richmont Hotel in Chicago.

Michael Harney received his B.S. degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and his Master's in Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Make sure the idea has some sense. You want to make sure that they're somewhat committed to the idea. That's the - that's since I like long-term things rather than having the exit strategy figured out the day that you start the business, I think that you want to have something that you can live an...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Background In Hospitality Business and Decision To Work With Father
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 2 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Experience At Cornell
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 3 of 17 Michael Harney Compares School Learning Versus Real-World Learning
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 0 min. 43 sec.
Video 4 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Structure Of Family Company
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 5 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Dynamics Of Working With Family Members
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 6 of 17 Michael Harney Explains Challenges In Dealing With Product
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 2 min. 12 sec.
Video 7 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Packaging And Moving Company Towards Vertical Integration
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 8 of 17 Michael Harney Explains Business Strategy For His Company
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 9 of 17 Michael Harney Shares Usefulness Of Personal Book Project
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 10 of 17 Michael Harney Explains One Percent For The Planet And Company Culture
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 11 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Importance Of Managing Cash Flow Well
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 17 sec.
Video 12 of 17 Michael Harney Discuses Ever-changing Internet Strategy
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 13 of 17 Michael Harney Recommends Getting To Know Asian Culture
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
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Video 14 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Whether Or Not He Qualifies As Being An Entrepreneur
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 17 sec.
Video 15 of 17 Michael Harney Shares Advice For Future Entrepreneurs
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 0 min. 51 sec.
Video 16 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Challenges In Work-life Balance For Entrepreneurs
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 3 sec.
Video 17 of 17 Michael Harney Discusses Concerns And Motivations For His Company And His Role In The Company
  • Michael Harney - Interview - Harney & Sons Teas
  • 9/15/2009
  • Michael Harney
  • 1 min. 47 sec.