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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media shy man behind the swoosh Booklist, starred review , illuminating his companys early days as an intrepid start up and its evolution into one of the worlds most iconic, game changing, and profitable brands.Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like Its a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do 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 car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year Today, Nikes annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start ups, Knights Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is 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 In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last At twenty four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankersas well as his many thrilling triumphs Above all, he recalls the 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 transformative power of sports, they created a brandand a culturethat changed everything....

Title : Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike (English Edition)
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ISBN : B0176M1A44
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Format Type : Paperback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Scribner Auflage Reprint 26 April 2016
Number of Pages : 568 Pages
File Size : 965 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike (English Edition) Reviews

  • Bernd Alexander Schmidt
    2019-04-28 02:12

    Unbedingt lesenswert, mitzuerleben, wie Phil Knight den Durchmarsch an die Spitze schafft. Für uns Deutsche gleichzeitig auch ein bisschen traurig, wie er unsere Traditionsmarken Puma und vor allem Adidas von ganz da oben verdrängt hat.Glaubwürdig und liebenswert, informativ und spannend, unterhaltsam und kurzweilig, auf jeden Fall ein gutes Buch!

  • AM
    2019-05-16 19:03

    Tatsächlich finde ich das Buch im Moment noch etwas unterbewertet.Phil Knight hat einen Aufwand betrieben, wie sonst selten jemand für seine eigenen Memoiren.Das Buch ist einfach zu lesen und sehr spannend obwohl jeder den "Ausgang" der Geschichte kennt.Darüber hinaus ist es sehr gut geschrieben.Die ehrliche Art von Phil Knight überzeugt restlos. "ich erinnere mich, dass... allerdings behaupten alle anderen, dass es anders war... naja"Ein muss für jeden Unternehmer und eine tolle Geschichte für alle die mit Entrepreneurship nichts am Hut haben.

  • Igor
    2019-05-19 20:14

    Amazing book from amazing man. You won't think about Nike the same after you read this book, Phil Knight explains what a journey was the creation of Nike. In this book it all from founding of Blue Ribbon until Nike going public.The writing style is great and it is easy book to read. Phil Knight is telling all the highs and lows he and his team had during creation of Nike. In same time is history of Nike creation and personal memoir of Phil Knight.Bonus is that are some parts that will make you laugh. Phil Knight has a good sense of humor.

  • Anto K Sebastian
    2019-05-02 19:20

    One of the best memoirs I've read in many years. His way of reminiscing those initial days of Blue Ribbon (what later became the Legendary 'Nike'), His mateship with the core employees, dealing with Japs, meeting the woman of his life are truly exceptional. I highly recommend this book to all the entrepreneurs and scholars out there.PS: Phil's one liners are witty and ultra fine.

  • Jonathan Bouchard
    2019-04-23 22:09

    If you like biographies of popular entrepreneur you'll love Shoe Dog. The story of Phil Knight and NIKE emotional, fun and full of first hand anecdotes. Always a great insight into ones life. I really enjoyed reading this book.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-04 22:01

    I had zero expectations and I was blown away. Knight teaches incredibly inspiring lessons on camaraderie, perseverance, and having the guts to succeed - in life and in business. As he wishes to relive the whole thing again, I want to reread the whole thing again. 100% recommended to people in their 20's trying to find their own calling.

  • Jonas.T1989
    2019-04-25 00:12

    Really easy and inspiring book to read! Great for anyone who loves the sports (and/or retail) industry!Knight's story from sourcing his first pair of shoes to building the Nike empire is written in an extremely engaging manner; it's credible, critical and at the same time very entertaining and fun!

  • Claus Lehmann
    2019-05-15 00:20

    Unterhaltsam, interessant und kurzweilig. Der Gründer von Nike über die Geschichte von Nike.Liest sich fast wie ein Roman statt einer Biographie.