How did I get here?: the ascent of an unlikely CEO
He's the man who put skateboarding on the map. He's the first toland a 900 (two and a half full rotations). He's also among therichest pitchmen in any sport. And, in a sport that's especiallyyouth-oriented, Tony Hawk, a 40-something father of four, stillconnects with his audience by staying true to who he is.
Moving easily between the ramp and the boardroom, Tony currentlyruns one of the most acclaimed action sports companies, a clothingline, and video game series bearing his name that has sold over $1billion worldwide, making it the biggest selling action sports gamefranchise in game history. He has secured endorsement deals withmajor brands such as McDonalds, Intel, T-Mobile and Kohl's; startedthe Boom Boom HuckJam action sports tour; and achieved worldwideacclaim from the ESPN X Games.
Filled with Tony's typical modesty and humor, How Did I GetHere? tells the amazing story behind Tony Hawk's unprecedentedsuccess from skateboarder to CEO, and the secrets behind hislasting appeal. You'll find out how authenticity has served himwell in all his achievements. You'll also understand how his storyhas shaped many of his fundamental values, including his hugedesire to win and his strong sense of realism.
Get the inside story of Tony Hawk beyond the skateboard as heanswers the question: How Did I Get Here?
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|display_description||When Tony Hawk got his first skateboard at age nine, he had no intention of ever making a living at it--even as he rocketed up the sport's amateur ranks. And of course he had no idea he would become the most famous skateboarder of all time, let alone the head of several successful related businesses. The same focus that drove him to pick himself up off the pavement again and again, that kept him riding through skating's lean times, and that fueled his celebrated ten-year quest to land the elusive 900 (two-and-a-half midair rotations), also helped him build his brand into a worldwide empire. From skateboards to clothing to sports tours to video games to online media, Tony Hawk has dominated markets with a laid-back style that masks his formidable business sense. Here, Tony reveals the convictions that enable him to navigate between the skateboard and the boardroom.--From publisher description.|
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Chief executive officers -- United States -- Biography
Skateboarders -- United States -- Biography
Success in business
|title_display||How did I get here? : the ascent of an unlikely CEO|
|title_full||How did I get here? : the ascent of an unlikely CEO / Tony Hawk and Pat Hawk|
|title_short||How did I get here?|
|title_sub||the ascent of an unlikely CEO|
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Success in business