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Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
Publish Date
May 1
First Published in 2016
Goodreads rating
A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like.      source
Apr 26, 2016
In stores today, the most surprising business book I've read. Almost nothing on MJ, Bo or Tiger. And it's brilliant      source
Feb 25, 2017
The best book I read last year. Author Phil Night, co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc.. He is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller.      source
Nov 27, 2020
I continue to be so inspired by the collectible assets @OnRallyRd acquires. I loved the book “Shoe Dog” about foundation of Nike. And to be able to own a small share in 1-of-12 original Moon Shoes is so amazing. Not too late to buy #MoonShoe      source
Oct 30, 2018
Oh wow!! Just finished reading this book. I strongly recommend it to anybody thinking of starting a business or facing the headwinds and turbulence of business. Candid and sobering 👇🏽      source
Oct 14, 2019
If you haven't read it, it's really the best book about the history of globalization, and about the inherent challenges of financing a high-growth startup. At one point, they were growing too fast to get a bank loan. The bank wanted their top line to be growing slower.      source
May 07, 2017
This book is AMAZING.      source
Apr 10, 2021
@vickyfloresn Loved that book!      source
Aug 11, 2018
Nike wanted a shoe called Aztec, but Adidas already had the name. Phil Knight and his vp: “Who was the guy who kicked the shit out of the Aztecs?” he asked. “Cortez,” I said. He grunted. “Okay. Let’s call it the Cortez.” One of the best biz books ever:      source
Dec 15, 2019
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is the best book I've ever read by a CEO The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger is just as good This might be the best book about leadership I've ever read It was fantastic and far more honest than I would've expected      source
Jul 12, 2020
@jebus911 Shoe Dog, audio book is great      source
May 15, 2019
@TheStalwart I have written seven books. How much a book sells and how good the book is are only loosely correlated. The best recent book I have read on business is Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. The best collection of business books are those written by Michael Mauboussin.      source
Sep 12, 2019
This book is awesome. I also can’t believe Nike was almost named “Dimension Six” instead.      source
May 11, 2019
This book was recommended to me by my Middle School going kid and @WarrenBuffett Inspiring Read.      source