Synopses & Reviews
"Sharks never sleep. You must be willing to do the hard work it takes to stay on top."
With his trademark charm and eloquence, Greg Norman reveals the secrets behind his myriad achievements, tracing his journey from Queensland, Australia, to the World Golf Hall of Fame to chairman and CEO of a global business.
Since the days in 1975 when he made thirtyeight dollars a week working as a trainee, Norman has won ninety-one professional tournaments around the world, including two British Opens and twenty U.S. PGA Tour titles, and he held the No. 1 World Ranking for an astonishing 331 weeks.
Norman has brought the same competitive fire to the boardroom, building a business that reflects the diversity of his interests and the power of his brand. Norman has done something very few professional athletes have ever managed -- he has transcended the sport that made him famous.
As head of Great White Shark Enterprises, Norman presides over a multimillion-dollar empire that ranges from golf course design to real estate to apparel to wine. An astute businessman with unmatched desire and drive, he has an unerring instinct for knowing what will work and what won't. He has combined a hands-on approach with an overall strategic vision to produce an internationally recognized and respected brand.
In these pages, Norman illustrates the principles that are at the core of his successes and offers readers concrete advice for applying their own talents to successfully play both the "front nine" and the "back nine" of life. Practical, engaging, and incisive, The Way of the Shark shares the lessons Greg Norman has learned both on the course and off, demonstrating how anyone, at any stage of his or her career, can be a champion.
"Greg Norman is one of those rare individuals whose integrity and commitment to excellence have set a standard by which others follow. He is a great and gracious sportsman and has been an inspiration to many in and beyond the world of golf."-- President George H. W. Bush
"Greg Norman has done what few can do -- rise to the top of two totally different worlds. He was one of golf 's greats and has become a successful one-man corporation. This book takes you on the terrific journey through both these achievements."-- Jack Welch
"As a successful athlete turned businessman, Greg Norman is the standard-bearer for anyone who wants to build sustainable businesses beyond their athletic endeavors. As great a golfer as he is, his greatest strengths are his vision and savvy."-- Chris Evert
"As a successful athlete turned businessman, Greg Norman is the standard-bearer for anyone who wants to build sustainable businesses beyond their athletic endeavors. As great a golfer as he is, his greatest strengths are his vision and savvy."
-- Chris Evert
"Greg Norman has excelled at golf and in business through a remarkable combination of ability, intelligence, imagination, and effort. I can personally attest that he's also a good friend with a growing interest in humanitarian work that is inspiring. We can all learn something from his experiences, insights, and advice."-- President William J. Clinton
About the Author
Greg Norman is one of the most popular, charismatic, and successful athletes in history, and his passion for family, golf, business, and adventure has endeared him to fans around the globe. In addition to his remarkable achievements on the golf course, his successes in the business world have been equally impressive. As chairman and CEO of Great White Shark Enterprises, Norman has established an elite international business.Donald T. Phillips is the bestselling author of eighteen books, including Lincoln on Leadership and On the Wing of Speed. He has also collaborated on books with Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K of Duke University), Phil Mickelson, and Cal Ripken, Jr.
Table of Contents
LESSONS THAT LAST A LIFETIME
STARTING TO SUCCEED
RISING TO NUMBER ONE
BUSINESS IN A BIGGER WAY
THE WORLD TOUR YEARS
THE BACK 9 OF LIFE
Principles and Values:
50 Key Learnings That Define Greg Norman