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In this young readers edition of the 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 how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don't stop. Whatever comes up, don't stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. About the Author One of the world's most influential business executives, Phil Knight is the founder of Nike, Inc. He served as CEO of the company from 1964 to 2004, as board chairman through 2016, and he is currently Chairman Emertius. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Penny.

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 tightknit 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.

AuthorPhil Knight
Height917 mm
Length602 mm
Width106 mm
Weight99 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages400
Package Quantity16
Part Number25229206
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-04-26
PublisherSimon & Schuster
StudioSimon & Schuster
Sales Rank550

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  • The author associated with Shoe Dog is Phil Knight.
  • The EAN for Shoe Dog is 9781471146718.
  • The edition for Shoe Dog is Export.
  • The ISBN for Shoe Dog is 1471146715.
  • The height for Shoe Dog is 917 mm.
  • The length for Shoe Dog is 602 mm.
  • The width for Shoe Dog is 106 mm.
  • The weight for Shoe Dog is 99 g.
  • The language for Shoe Dog is English.
  • The MPN (Manufacturer's part number) for Shoe Dog is 25229206.
  • The binding of Shoe Dog is Paperback.
  • The number of pages for Shoe Dog are 400.
  • The quantity for Shoe Dog in a package is 16.
  • The part number for Shoe Dog is 25229206.
  • Shoe Dog is grouped in Book group of products.
  • The publication date for Shoe Dog is 2016-04-26.
  • The publisher for Shoe Dog is Simon & Schuster.
  • The producer for Shoe Dog is Simon & Schuster.
  • The sales rank for Shoe Dog is 550.