Moving easily between the ramp and the boardroom, Tony currently runs one of the most acclaimed action sports companies, a clothing line, and video game series bearing his name that has sold over $1 billion worldwide, making it the biggest selling action sports game franchise in game history. He has secured endorsement deals with major brands such as McDonalds, Intel, T-Mobile and Kohl's; started the Boom Boom HuckJam action sports tour; and achieved worldwide acclaim from the ESPN X Games.
Filled with Tony's typical modesty and humor, How Did I Get Here? tells the amazing story behind Tony Hawk's unprecedented success from skateboarder to CEO, and the secrets behind his lasting appeal. You'll find out how authenticity has served him well in all his achievements. You'll also understand how his story has shaped many of his fundamental values, including his huge desire to win and his strong sense of realism.
Get the inside story of Tony Hawk beyond the skateboard as he answers the question: How Did I Get Here?
Amazon Exclusive: Q&A with Author Tony Hawk
I have had a very strange and unlikely path to success, but learned valuable (and entertaining) lessons along the way. This book is my way to share the experience and possibly help others navigate unique business opportunities. Where did the title, How Did I Get Here? come from?
From the Talking Heads song "Once In A Lifetime." I have "how did I get here" moments almost every day of my life, so it was an easy choice. What has been your biggest accomplishment as CEO of Tony Hawk, Inc.?
Staying relevant and helping to bring skateboarding to the masses. What does the future hold for Tony Hawk and Tony Hawk, Inc.?
More skateboards/skateboarding, more videos, more videogames, more public skateparks and plenty more surprises.
Photos of Tony Hawk
Cutting the ceremonial ribbon to open the Compton Skatepark, a special project funded in part by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
These are some of the kids who directly benefit from the work of The Tony Hawk Foundation.
Jesse Fritsch and Tony hosting Demolition Radio from his in-house studio.
Tony getting first crack at a new skatepark opened in Nederlander, CO.