Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (518)

Narrator Rating (13)

Shoe Dog

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Phil Knight

Narrated By: Norbert Leo Butz

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2016

Duration: 13 hours 23 minutes

Summary:

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.

Genres:

  • Wim K

    Great review of the creation of a global power brand

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mindaugas Sujeta

    Great story, I could not stop listening. I enjoyed the story and the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kyle Mauch

    Incredible story and a must read for any entrepreneur. Loved the narrator too. Thank you Phil!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Robert P.

    Great book and narration!

  • Allen F.

    Loved this book and one of my favorites !

  • Silke K.

    Incredibly well written and well narrated. I have not enjoyed a book so much in a long time. Very interesting.

  • LaToya M

    great book many should read it i listen to the exmpales and read about the book and it feels like i can relate to the story

  • Kailum H

    Great book, great narration also

  • Ronald S

    Great book and narration!

  • Demetri S

    Fantastic read, really enjoyable. Related his early days as a struggling business man and related to it in my own business. Given me motivation to change things after 13 years.