LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Shoe Dog

by Phil Knight

Audiobooks of the Month Biography / Autobiography

Shoe Dog Synopsis

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), illuminating his 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.

Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favourite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”

Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.

But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.

Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.

Win a Copy of Native Life in a Vanishing Landscape!

Win a Copy of Native Life in a Vanishing Landscape!

Closing date: 30/04/2020

Native Life in a Vanishing Landscape by Patrick Laurie is released on the 2nd April and we have two copies to give away! "Native is described as ‘a hymn of love to his native land’. It’s an apt description for a wonderful book." Matt Johnson, Expert Reviewer This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 30th April 2020. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

Native Life in a Vanishing Landscape
Hold On Edna!
The Only Gaijin in the Village
Letters on Motherhood

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781508254737
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781508254737
Publication date: 1st May 2018
Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Biography / Autobiography,
Categories:

About Phil Knight

More About Phil Knight

Share this book