The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame and Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum are inviting fans of boating and business to a book signing of “The Savage Way: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Business and Life,” by Frank Savage, CEO of Savage Holdings LLC and Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame Honorary Advisory Board.
Growing up in working-class Washington, D.C. in the 1940s and 1950s, Frank Savage never wanted for confidence. His mother, a hairdresser and entrepreneur known as Madame La Savage, made sure her only son realized that the whole world and all its opportunities were open to him. She’d say, “Frank, Jr., you can be anything you want to be.”
She never dreamed that her only son, who had never sailed anything larger than a paper boat as a boy, would become a confident, world-class sailboat racer. First, Frank would become an international businessman and financier, raising billions of dollars, jetting through Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Along the way, as husband and father of six, Frank discovered his love for a sport that calls on the best of him, just like business, to succeed with grace, honor and integrity.
Savage will sign copies of his book, which features a foreword by entertainer Bill Cosby, beginning at 6 p.m. on March 7 at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum at 1417 Thames Street in Baltimore.