In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the companys early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the worlds 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 simple m...
|Title||:||Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE|
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE Reviews
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 in Phil Knight's life seem to be rich and powerful. Knight's parents paid for his college, for his expensive MBA. Then the 24 year old Knight asked for even more money to travel the world, beach-bumming in Hawaii for a ...more
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 change into Nike. Plus that account focused more on the making/designing of the shoes, which was where Bowerman was revolutionary.
Phil Knight spills his entire guts in this book. While reading, I was thinking, did Ph ...more
(نايك) مشهورة لكن فِل نايت (مؤسس نايك) شخصية مجهولة تمامًا بالنّسبة لي. بعد قراءة سيرته توصّلت إلى أهمّية نشرها، لأنّ الرجل كسر الصورة النمطية لرائد الأعمال العالمي الناجح.
فاجأتني صفاته التي في الغالب لا يربطها النّاس مع ريادة الأعمال والنّجاح. مثلاً: بدايته المهنية كانت المحاسبة، شخصيّتة انطوائية، كان سيّء جدًا في المفاوضات، كان لا يؤمن كثيرًا بالإعلانات (عكس ستيف جوبز)، علاقته بأسرته أكثر من رائعة (كان يتّصل بأبيه كلَّ مساء).
بدأ فِل كمورّد أحذية رياضية يابانية اسمها (Tiger). وخلال ...more
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 life. It’s not an ego gratifying display of his awesomeness, heavily weighted in the success of the company and all the amazing things that went on around that. Instead, it’s a deep focus on the beginning years of Nike especiall ...more
چقدر شیرین بود این کتاب!
1- کتاب بر روی مرزی بین اتوبیوگرافی و فیکشن حرکت می کرد و گاهی به فراخور روایت به این سو یا آن سو میغلتید و این خود یکی از علل جذابیت این کتاب بود. غذای مرکبی بود که در هر قاشقش بالاخره چیزی بود که آدم را مشتاق کند به ادامه دادن. اینکه فیل نایت که اصولا نویسنده نیست تا این حد در این کار موفق بوده قابل ستایش است.
2-فضای داستان صمیمی و بی تکلف بود. شخصیت پردازی برای شخصیت های اصلی داستان بسیار قوی بود و کنش ها کاملا واقعی و معقول به نظر می رسیدند. شکل روایی البته مشکل کوچکی ...more
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 major driving force), Phil Knight, was a runner in college and his driving goal was to produce top class running shoes. We first catch up with Phil, a native of Oregon, in the late 60’s when he’d already secured an MBA at ...more
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, Nike Air Jordan shoes. Nike most likely would not be where it is today without the sponsorship of Jordan and subsequent Jordan Brands, so when I found out that the company's founder Phil Knight had written a memoi ...more
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 mean, I had no idea he's from Portland, Oregon, or that, by trade, he's an accountant, or that he identifies as an introvert. I didn't know he had met his wife while teaching at Portland State (after leaving PWC to buy ...more