The Resource Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

Label
Shoe Dog
Title
Shoe Dog
Statement of responsibility
Phil Knight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like ... It's an amazing tale' Bill Gates'The best book I read last year was Shoe Dog, by Nike's Phil Knight. Phil is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller' Warren Buffett 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 a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon 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. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world
Summary
The influential founder and CEO of Nike shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid startup and its evolution to one of the world's most iconic and profitable brands, offering insights into his own experiences as a young man who envisioned a company that would be run in atypical ways
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10481640
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, Phil
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Business
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir by the creator of Nike
Label
Shoe Dog
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c0b35524-7041-4663-90df-a3cf52f21c51
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471146732
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Shoe Dog
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c0b35524-7041-4663-90df-a3cf52f21c51
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781471146732
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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