Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE (Paperback)
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE (Paperback)

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‘A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like… He tells his story as honestly as he can. It’s an amazing tale. It’s real.’ - Bill Gates

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 one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today.

For the first time, Phil Knight spells out the complete story behind that success, peeling back the gloss of a global multinational to reveal the pitfalls and glories of founding – and building – Nike. From the almost accidental nature of the company logo to the vast complexities of a leading edge business split around the globe, Shoe Dog is very much a business bible for the 21st century.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471146725
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm


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‘You can't help liking him enormously… fantastically well-written, a relentless page-turner and light-keeper-on-er.’ – Management Today

‘I've worn the gear, with pride, but I didn't realize the remarkable saga of innovation and survival and triumph that stood behind every swoosh.’ – Andre Agassi

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“Shoe Dog”

Fascinating insight though the troubles, heartache and triumphs but always upbeat and moving forward.

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