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Shoe Dog

Phil Knight

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Description:

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. 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 trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of startups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all startups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, in a memoir that is candid, humble, gutsy, and wry, he tells his story, beginning with his crossroads moment. At twenty-four, after backpacking around the world, he decided to take the unconventional path, to start his own business-a business that would be dynamic, different. Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream-along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees, a ragtag group of misfits and seekers who 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norbert Leo Butz

Length:

13h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:07:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:04:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:08:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

50:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:54