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The Resource Shoe dog : [a memoir by the creator of Nike], Phil Knight

Shoe dog : [a memoir by the creator of Nike], Phil Knight

Label
Shoe dog : [a memoir by the creator of Nike]
Title
Shoe dog
Title remainder
[a memoir by the creator of Nike]
Statement of responsibility
Phil Knight
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young, searching, 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 Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In this Age of Startups, Knight's Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it's 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. Now, for the first time ever, in a memoir that's candid, humble, startling, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. He begins with his crossroads moment: twenty-four years old, backpacking around the world, wrestling with life's Great Questions, he decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers--as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational 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 redemptive, transformative power of sport, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything
Cataloging source
OEI
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1938-
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Knight, Philip H.
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Norbert Leo Butz with an introduction read by the author
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Butz, Norbert Leo
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  • Knight, Philip H
  • Nike (Firm)
  • Businesspeople
  • Sporting goods industry
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Shoe dog : [a memoir by the creator of Nike], Phil Knight
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Publication
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508211808
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)946615575
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Shoe dog : [a memoir by the creator of Nike], Phil Knight
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508211808
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)946615575
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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