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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
2018-05-01T00:00:00.000Z
2018-05-01T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2016
Goodreads rating
4.47
ISBN
9783898799928
Recommendations
17
Recommendations
A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like.      source
2016-04-26T11:19:17.000Z
In stores today, the most surprising business book I've read. Almost nothing on MJ, Bo or Tiger. And it's brilliant      source
2017-02-25T00:00:00.000Z
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
2020-11-27T18:17:12.000Z
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
2018-10-30T18:53:52.000Z
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
2019-10-14T13:49:07.000Z
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
2017-05-07T13:58:19.000Z
This book is AMAZING.      source
2021-04-10T00:17:17.000Z
@vickyfloresn Loved that book!      source
2018-08-11T15:41:44.000Z
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
2019-12-15T16:09:25.000Z
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
2022-03-26T21:30:36.000Z
2) This book was phenomenal! I LOVED it. I had no idea the Nike story was so interesting. It's a story about bootstrapping, adversity, finding inspiration abroad, dealing with competition, and perseverance. This is a book that everyone - incl non-entrepreneurs - would enjoy.      source
2020-07-12T22:37:38.000Z
@jebus911 Shoe Dog, audio book is great      source
2019-05-15T11:34:27.000Z
@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
2022-06-12T23:20:50.000Z
@Mustafaqj Love that book      source
2019-09-12T02:41:50.000Z
This book is awesome. I also can’t believe Nike was almost named “Dimension Six” instead.      source
2019-05-11T20:46:51.000Z
This book was recommended to me by my Middle School going kid and @WarrenBuffett Inspiring Read.      source