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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
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
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
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