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Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike - Phil Knight

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Paperback

Published: 26th April 2016
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In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year.

Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery.

Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.

A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.

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    Loved this book. Changed my opinion of Nike and showed never to give up.

     
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      Brilliant story from the creator of Nike. No ego from a man who threw everything he had to pursue his dream and create the best shoe brand in the world.

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      ISBN: 9781471146718
      ISBN-10: 1471146715
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 400
      Published: 26th April 2016
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 2.5
      Weight (kg): 0.45