I wrote The Savage Way: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Business and Life simply to help others. I have dedicated my life’s work in service to the global community for many years, having achieved great success on the world stage and continue to have an extraordinary life. Despite overwhelming success and triumphs over adversity, for many years I felt a void, like an important piece of the puzzle was missing from my life. Coming from humble beginnings, I wanted to offer something to my community beyond donations of time and money that would have a lasting positive impact for generations to come.
One fateful day I was approached by an outstanding young tenured professor at my beloved alma mater, Howard University, to share my story of personal determination, sacrifice and global business career achievement. That five year journey of sharing my life journey with Professor Cynthia Wilson led to the publication of this book. I dedicate The Savage Way to her with my deepest appreciation for being instrumental in conveying my message and life’s work to those who would benefit.
In this book, I share priceless lessons I have learned about the importance of self confidence and adhering to your core values, the indispensable need for integrity, and an unwavering sense of ethics in all of your dealings in business and life. I share lessons I hope will help you rise above some of life’s challenges and avoid some of the pitfalls along the way. The cover of the book shows me sailing my beloved boat, a sport I took up in my 40’s, and as you will learn from reading, became an important metaphor for the key successes in my business and life.
May The Savage Way inspire you to reach your highest goals and achieve the dreams you have for your life.