Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO 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. In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simp In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside s...

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Title:Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
Author:Phil Knight
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Genres:Business
ISBN:Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:386 pages pages

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE Reviews

  • Lisa
    Dec 14, 2017
    Shoe Dog is an extraordinary hero's journey, an epic tale of faith, unparalleled determination, excellence, failure, triumph, hard-earned wisdom, and love. It's nothing short of a miracle that Nike exists. I finished the last sentence in complete awe, inspired and grateful for the expe...
  • Ned Frederick
    May 02, 2016
    Shoe Dog could have been titled, "Buck Naked", because of the way Phil "Buck" Knight bares his soul in this fine memoir. I'm grateful to Knight for putting it all down in black and white. My 12 years with Nike started toward the end of the timeframe of this memoir, and so a lot of what...
  • Brina
    Jul 15, 2017
    Growing up in Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, as a collective society we were in awe of Michael Jordan. Not only did we imagine ourselves draining the decisive jump shot to seal the title, we also had to use every product that he endorsed; Gatorade, Wheaties, Coca-Cola, and, of course,...
  • Wendy S.
    Apr 26, 2016
    This book made me cry. Twice! I did not know a book about what I had previously viewed as the definition of a big corporation could have that sort of power. I was wrong. Phil Knight had been an unfamiliar name to me before I picked up this memoir. That, in itself, seems strange. I ...
  • Suzanne
    Mar 03, 2018
    ?Like books, sports give people a sense of having lived other lives, of taking part in other people?s victories. And defeats. When sports are at their best, the spirit of the fan merges with the spirit of the athlete.? I'm slightly conflicted about how to rate this book. It wa...
  • W. Whalin
    Jun 27, 2016
    Co-founder of Nike, Phil Knight, has a remarkable life story of starting this world-wide shoe brand. I love reading memoirs and the story has places with keen interest--yet other areas are boring and could have been easily cut. The results is something OK but NOT amazing and page-turni...
  • Aldo Aguirre
    Nov 24, 2016
    My favorite book of the year so far. Knight shares the personal, honest, vulnerable side of building an empire. The prose is beautiful, the lessons are great. My favorite thing of this book is that it portrays perfectly how building a business isn't about being a smart 'businessman', b...
  • Andrew Smith
    Sep 29, 2017
    I?m not sure when I became aware of Nike ? maybe sometime around the millennium? Certainly not before that. I was therefore astounded to learn that the company had been founded in the early 1970?s, with the aim of producing and selling sports shoes. In fact, the co-founder (and m...
  • Brad Feld
    May 28, 2016
    I think Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is the best memoir I?ve ever read by a business person. I consumed it in a day last week. It?s about the origin story of Nike, which started out as Blue Ribbon Sports. Unlike so many memoirs, it?s not an equally balanced arc through Knight?s ...
  • Wen
    Dec 30, 2017
    Easily one of my all-time favorite business books, out there with Liar?s Poker and The Snowball. From cover to cover it exuded positive vibes; a nice kick-start for my 2018 reading year. The key messages conveyed by this memoir were not unlike those in biographies authored by found...
  • Frank
    May 07, 2016
    Picked this up hoping it would be a fascinating and inspirational book about leadership and passion. Well... it was an interesting book, at least. It follows Phil Knight's professional career starting from a small running shoe importer up until Nike becoming a publicly traded company. ...
  • مشاري الإبراهيم
    Jan 16, 2018
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  • Prashasti
    Feb 16, 2018
    ?To study the self is to forget the self. Mi casa, su casa. Oneness?in some way, shape, or form, it?s what every person I?ve ever met has been seeking.? The very first memoir that made me stick to it until the last page, it gives an insight into Phil Knight's life, author ...
  • Fryeday
    May 10, 2016
    I adored this book right from the beginning. The intro felt magical. I read Bowerman's biography written by Kenny Moore, who was a teammate of Phil Knight's on the Oregon track team. So I got a little of the history of Blue Ribbon Sports through that account, but not much about the...
  • Mallika Saharia
    May 27, 2016
    Any successful business has had its share of ups and downs which later on, makes for a absolute cracker of a story. But when narrated by an athlete with the same energy as that of Prefontaine, it can only fan your flames for pursuing your passion, in one way or the other. Just do it....
  • Kristen Bornemann
    Jul 27, 2016
    I finished this book but it was a push to get beyond the self-congratulatory, privileged, misogynistic words that oozed throughout this entire book. "I paid someone very little, isn't that funny?" "I was an asshole but that's just the way I am! Blame my dad!" Very little about working ...
  • Huyen Chip
    May 12, 2017
    Great story. There is grit, passion, and drama. Phil Knight described with amazing details his journey from selling shoes out of his car to building a multi-billion dollar company. It'd have been an perfect from zero to hero story if it wasn't for its elitism. All important people ...
  • Shalini Sinha
    May 01, 2018
    "I?d tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don?t know what that means, seek it. If you?re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the hig...
  • Michael
    Mar 11, 2016
    JUST DO IT. Those words are the life story of Phil Knight. To every athlete, entrepreneur, mother, father, and dreamer his greatest legacy will be a life well played. More valuable than his pledge of giving back to society $100,000,000 a year, Phil 'Found His Greatness' in life by insp...
  • TS Chan
    Jun 20, 2017
    ?Let everyone else call your idea crazy.. just keep going. Don?t stop. Don?t even think about stopping until you get there, and don?t give much thought to where ?there? is. Whatever comes, just don?t stop.? In other words, Just Do It! Nike is the ultimate Americ...
  • Jason Navallo
    Mar 12, 2018
    Loved this book. It was very inspiring to read Phil Knight's story of how he built one of the world's most successful companies. It also inspired me to finish writing Underdog! ...
  • Austin Haukinz
    Sep 22, 2016
    Overall: Meh. This book doesn't contain much. No real business or leadership insight. Not even an interesting story about the formation of Nike. Mostly the life of Phil Knight and Nike's early legal trouble. Truth be told, Phil Knight sounds to be an all around self-absorbed individual...
  • Ivan K. Wu
    Feb 09, 2017
    A marketing rag that rebrands exploitation as entrepreneurial virtue, with enough rave reviews by endorsing celebrities to make George Orwell proud. To summarize: Stanford MBA returns from trip around the world (funded by parents), secures a Japanese connection (through his father) and...
  • Masoud Irannejad
    Sep 17, 2017
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  • Supreeth
    Aug 10, 2017
    "I?d tell men and women in their midtwenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don?t know what that means, seek it. If you?re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the high...
  • macy
    Sep 10, 2017
    This book was really inspirational and I think that it's a great book for people that would want to do business in the future or if they just need some inspiration. People's accomplishments always amazes us and we praise and remember people for their achievements but we never look on t...
  • Adam Alexander
    Aug 03, 2018
    Wow! What an unexpectedly brilliant book. I wasn?t expecting such a thrilling emotional ride. I absolutely loved it. You don?t have to be a business buff to enjoy Shoe Dog. Phil Knight tells the story of the birth of Nike. From an entrepreneur?s point of view, I enjoyed picki...
  • Emilie22
    Sep 05, 2016
    Loved this book and it was a perfect plane book except for the two parts where I teared up and tried to inconspicuously wipe away the silent tears. Having just started business school and completed a class on leadership, it's fascinating to see yet another example of leader who unconsc...
  • peiman-mir5 rezakhani
    Aug 17, 2017
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  • Melania &#x1f352;
    Jun 26, 2018
    4,15/5 I didn?t know anything about Knight before reading this, but I ended up having a special affection for him. Throughout the whole book I sensed this truthfulness in his writing , he wasn?t shy in showing his weaknesses and his miss judgments; he didn?t want to make it se...