Shoe Dog Pdf

Shoe Dog

Number of page: 400
Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501135934
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything.

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About The Author

One of the world’s most influential business executives, Phil Knight is the founder of Nike, Inc. He served as CEO of the company from 1964 to 2004 and as board chairman through 2016. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Penny.

  • Nathan CashNathan Cash
    Great Read! I loved every bit of this book! Read it! You won’t regret it! Thank you, Mr. Knight for sharing these experiences!
  • Eric FoxEric Fox
    A fantastic depiction of his life and foundings of Nike As the book began, I sat in awe and jealousy of his world travels, then by the end of the book, i was in awe of his determination.
  • Anil VaidyaAnil Vaidya
    Shoe dog Biography of a legacy
  • Manoranjan MandalManoranjan Mandal
  • Miquel Moya PorcelMiquel Moya Porcel
    Really good Great story very well written.
  • Rishab RaviRishab Ravi
    Fantastic read!
  • Paul MorrisonPaul Morrison
    Great Read
  • Andrew EastAndrew East
    Well written Fun to hear all about the journey of the formation of Nike and the man behind it
  • MalikMalik
    Superb Amazing memoir. Bringing the spirit of Nike to the reader I a way few writers would have been able to. So many lessons to be inspired by. Must read IMO.
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