The Resource Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight

Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight

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Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike
Title
Shoe dog
Title remainder
a memoir by the creator of Nike
Statement of responsibility
Phil Knight
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Young, searching, 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 Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In this Age of Startups, Knight's Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it's 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. Now, for the first time ever, in a memoir that's candid, humble, startling, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. He begins with his crossroads moment: twenty-four years old, backpacking around the world, wrestling with life's Great Questions, he decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers--as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational 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 redemptive, transformative power of sport, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything"--
  • "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 simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of startups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all startups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, in a memoir that is candid, humble, gutsy, and wry, he tells his story, beginning with his crossroads moment. At 24, after backpacking around the world, he decided to take the unconventional path, to start his own business--a business that would be dynamic, different. Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream--along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees, a ragtag group of misfits and seekers who 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"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, Philip H.
Dewey number
  • 338.7/68876092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9992.U52
LC item number
K555 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knight, Philip H
  • Nike (Firm)
  • Businesspeople
  • Sporting goods industry
Label
Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945804148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781501150111
Isbn Type
(export edition)
Lccn
2016010080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
12644767
System control number
(OCoLC)945804148
Label
Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945804148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781501150111
Isbn Type
(export edition)
Lccn
2016010080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
12644767
System control number
(OCoLC)945804148

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