Shoe Dog

Die offizielle Biografie des NIKE-Gründers

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Author: Phil Knight

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862489280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus Japan importieren. In jenem ersten Jahr, 1963, verkaufte Knight Laufschuhe aus dem Kofferraum seines Plymouth Valiant heraus und erzielte einen Umsatz von 8000 Dollar. Heute liegen die Jahresumsätze von Nike bei über 30 Milliarden Dollar. In unserem Zeitalter der Start-ups hat sich Knights Firma Nike als Maßstab aller Dinge etabliert und sein "Swoosh" ist längst mehr als nur ein Logo. Es ist ein Symbol von Geschmeidigkeit und Größe, eines der wenigen Icons, die in jedem Winkel unseres Erdballs sofort wiedererkannt werden. Aber Knight selbst, der Mann hinter dem Swoosh, ist immer ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jetzt erzählt er endlich seine Geschichte. Seine Memoiren sind überraschend, bescheiden, ungeschönt, humorvoll und handwerklich meisterhaft. Den Anfang markiert eine klassische Situation am Scheideweg. Der 24-jährige Knight bereist als Rucksacktourist Asien, Europa und Afrika, ihn bewegen die ganz großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens. Und er entscheidet sich für einen unkonventionellen Lebensweg. Anstatt für ein großes etabliertes Unternehmen zu arbeiten, beschließt er, etwas ganz Eigenes zu schaffen – etwas, das neu, dynamisch und anders ist. En détail beschreibt Knight die vielen unberechenbaren Risiken, mit denen er sich auf seinem Weg konfrontiert sah, die niederschmetternden Rückschläge, die skrupellosen Konkurrenten, die zahllosen Zweifler und Widersacher, die abweisenden Banker, die etlichen Male, wo er knapp einer Katastrophe entging, ebenso wie seine vielen triumphalen Erfolge.

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

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Author: Phil Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501135937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this instant and tenacious 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 favorite 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.

SHOE DOG - Summarized for Busy People

A Memoir By the Creator of Nike: Based on the Book by Phil Knight

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Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Goldmine Reads

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 73

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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Shoe Dog is the enthralling memoir of Phil Knight—Nike's cofounder and board chairman—revealing the company's earliest days at his parents' basement and its rise to become one of the world's leading brands in the shoe-making industry. Young Phil Knight had just finished graduate school, yet he was already yearning to make his mark in the world. With the fifty dollars his father had given him, Phil managed to establish a company with a mission of supplying the American market with low-cost Japanese running shoes of such superior quality. Phil sold his first imports in 1963 out the back of his Plymouth Valiant. Phil certainly got a long way from that first year's $8,000 to today's $30 billion. Phil Knight's Nike is considered the gold standard in the modern era of start-ups. Representing greatness and grace, Nike's swoosh is among the few iconic logos that can be recognized by anyone anywhere in the world. Shoe Dog finally unveils the mysterious Phil Knight—the person who built Nike from scratch. After decades of keeping silence about the company's history, Phil Knight finally opens up in this honest and humorous account of the hardships of starting a company. Phil Knight made the most important choice in his life when he found himself at a crossroad. He was only twenty-four years old when he set off to see the world. Phil was backpacking through Africa, Europe, and Asia and struggling with the Great Questions life had offered when he finally resolved that the right path for him is one where no one else would dare go. In Shoe Dog, Phil Knight recounts how he pleaded with harsh bankers, how he struggled to keep up with unforgiving competitors, and how he managed to overcome colossal setbacks. Phil also describes the meaningful relationships he had formed with the people at Nike: the company's cofounder and his former track coach, Bill Bowerman, as well as Blue Ribbon Sports' first employees, a strange group that shared the belief that sports is an instrument of liberation and put their faith in one another. United by a single daring vision and a familiar passion, Phil Knight and his merry band of brothers crafted both a brand and a culture that would change the industry forever. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition)

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Author: Phil Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471170128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In this young readers edition of the international bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight 'offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh' (Booklist), 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 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 boot 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, humour and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. This is an abridged edition of the internationally bestselling adult book, but in addition it includes new frontmatter and backmatter, an introduction to the younger reader and 'A Letter to the Young Reader' that provides advice from Phil Knight for the battles that lie ahead for young people.

Ein guter Tag zum Leben

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Author: Lisa Genova

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732512789

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

View: 3217

Als Joe erfährt, dass er an der seltenen Krankheit Chorea-Huntington leidet, ist er 44 Jahre alt. Wenn es gut läuft, bleiben ihm noch zehn Jahre. Jahre, in denen er die Kontrolle über seinen Körper mehr und mehr verlieren wird. Wie jedes seiner vier Kinder muss auch Katie befürchten, die Krankheit ihres Vaters geerbt zu haben. Gewissheit könnte ein Gentest bringen. Doch kann sie tatsächlich mit dem Wissen leben, das der Test ans Licht bringt?

Finding My Virginity

Die neue Autobiografie

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922256

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Am Silvesterabend 1998, an der Schwelle zum neuen Millennium, beginnt nicht nur der zweite Teil seiner Biografie sondern auch Bransons zweites Leben – zwei Jahrzehnte, voll mit noch mehr Höhen und Tiefen, Rekorden und Grenzüberschreitungen. Doch es sind nicht nur die Höhenflüge, an denen Branson den Leser teilhaben lässt. "Wenn jemand sein Leben als eine einzige lange Erfolgsgeschichte beschreibt, wird das Buch niemand gern lesen. Außerdem ist derjenige wahrscheinlich ein Lügner." Und so gewährt Branson dem Leser auch einen intimen Einblick in sein Leben jenseits von Weltrekorden und Weltraumflügen, ein Leben, das nicht frei war von Misserfolgen, Rückschlägen und Krisen – doch aus jeder ist er nur noch stärker hervorgegangen. Ein einmaliger Blick auf das Leben eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen, dem schon sein damaliger Schuldirektor prophezeite: "Entweder du landest im Gefängnis oder wirst Millionär". Mit Finding My Virginity folgt 20 Jahre nach Erscheinen des Millionen-Bestsellers Losing My Virginity der zweite Teil der Autobiografie von Ausnahme-Unternehmer Sir Richard Branson. Mit 150 exklusiven und vielen, noch nie veröffentlichten Bildern aus Richard Bransons persönlichem Fotoalbum.

My Love Story

Die Autobiografie

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Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3640

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Die Lebensgeschichte einer der größten Pop-Ikonen unserer Zeit „Liebe hat mein Leben gerettet. Davon will ich erzählen.“ Tina Turner, die Königin des Rock ’n‘ Roll, wird bald 80 Jahre alt. Unter dem Eindruck einer lebensbedrohlichen Erkrankung, die sie aufgrund einer wunderbaren Wendung überwinden konnte, schildert sie erstmals ihre „ganze Geschichte“, wie sie sagt. Private Dancer, Simply the Best, I Can’t Stand the Rain – jeder, der Tina Turners Musik hört, ahnt etwas von ihrer Energie, ihrem Lebenswillen und nie versiegendem Mut, die sie aus der Enge der Kindheit in Tennessee auf die Bühnen der Welt brachten. Mit ihrem Ehemann Erwin Bach durfte sie schließlich auch das lang ersehnte persönliche Glück erleben. „My Love Story“ ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben und die zutiefst bewegende und inspirierende Überlebensgeschichte einer starken Frau. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen, darunter viele bisher unveröffentlichte aus Privatbesitz.

Shoe Dog

by Phil Knight | Summary & Analysis

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Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1683783484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight | Summary & Analysis Preview: Shoe Dog is Phil Knight’s memoir about founding his first company, Blue Ribbon; the creation of the Nike sportswear brand; and the lead-up to the initial public offering of Nike, Inc. In 1962, at 24 years old, Knight decided to pursue a business idea he researched in a Stanford University business class: introducing Japanese running shoes to the United States to compete with dominant European brands. This would require a trip to Japan. Knight wanted to extend this trip into a voyage around the world, so he acquired a loan from his father in Portland, Oregon. Knight planned an itinerary with a friend from Stanford. After a brief stay in Hawaii, Knight continued his journey without his traveling companion. In Japan, Knight met with executives at Onitsuka Tiger shoe company. He offered to become their US distributor as Blue Ribbon Sports. The executives agreed to send him samples… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Shoe Dog: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Shoe Dog: by Phil Knight | Summary & Analysis

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Author: Elite Summaries

Publisher: Elite Summaries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike is a wonderful memoir of Phil Knight, the Nike founder and CEO. It is all about a journey of one of the most iconic and successful corporates of our modern world. The book gives insights on how Nike was built from scratch with strong faith, loyalty, and hard work. How Phil Knight was known as an introvert who never gave up on his dream. And how his business that started with borrowing $50 from his father ended up now with annual sales of $30 billion. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike is a very uplifting memoir, and it will give many details to learn from. Phil knight who stayed a mystery behind Nike's brand now reveals his inspiring journey, the struggles, and risks that met him, his relationship with employees and partners, and finally his triumphs. If you are interested in creating something your own, different from many others rather than doing a typical job, you should read this book. Its discerning information will influence your willingness to grow in a better way! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Published just a few days ago (April 26, 2016), the Shoe Dog has already been in #1 Best Seller List. So it has something special!

The Summary of Shoe Dog: A Memoir By the Creator of Nike: Based on the Book by Phil Knight

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Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387064126

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Shoe Dog is the enthralling memoir of Phil Knight—Nike's cofounder and board chairman—revealing the company's earliest days at his parents' basement and its rise to become one of the world's leading brands in the shoe-making industry. Young Phil Knight had just finished graduate school, yet he was already yearning to make his mark in the world. With the fifty dollars his father had given him, Phil managed to establish a company with a mission of supplying the American market with low-cost Japanese running shoes of such superior quality. Phil sold his first imports in 1963 out the back of his Plymouth Valiant. Phil certainly got a long way from that first year's $8,000 to today's $30 billion. Phil Knight's Nike is considered the gold standard in the modern era of start-ups. Representing greatness and grace, Nike's swoosh is among the few iconic logos that can be recognized by anyone anywhere in the world.

Erinnerungen

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Author: Hans Dietrich Genscher

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1086

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The Four

Die geheime DNA von Amazon, Apple, Facebook und Google

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Author: Scott Galloway

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705436

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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"Die vier apokalyptischen Reiter" – so bezeichnet Marketing-Guru Galloway Amazon, Apple, Facebook und Google. Diese Tech-Giganten haben nicht nur neue Geschäftsmodelle entwickelt. Sie haben die Regeln des Wirtschaftslebens und die Voraussetzungen für Erfolg neu definiert. In dem respektlosen Stil, der Galloway zu einem der gefeiertsten Wirtschaftsprofessoren der Welt gemacht hat, zerlegt er die Strategien der Vier. Er führt vor, wie sie unsere grundlegenden emotionalen Bedürfnisse mit einer Schnelligkeit und in einem Ausmaß manipulieren, an die andere nicht herankommen. Und er zeigt, wie man die Lehren aus ihrem Aufstieg auf sein eigenes Unternehmen oder seinen eigenen Job anwenden kann. Ob man mit ihnen konkurrieren will, mit ihnen Geschäfte machen oder einfach in der Welt leben will, die von ihnen beherrscht wird – man muss die Vier verstehen.

Shoe Dog

With Audio Recording

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Author: Megan McDonald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416985883

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Shoe Dog loves to chew…well, shoes! But when his choice of chewables leads to trouble, a feline friend has a purr-fect solution. Shoe Dog likes to chew. And chew and chew. But he doesn’t chew a boring old bone. Not a squeaky old toy. Not a smelly old sock. Nope. Shoe Dogs chews…well, take a guess! Chewing shoes poses a problem, however, and Shoe Dog needs help to solve it. Good thing there’s...Shoe Cat! With illustrations so lively that Shoe Dog nearly scurries off the page, this is an irresistibly adorable read-aloud ideal for pet owners and animal lovers alike.

Shoedog

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Author: George P. Pelecanos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316285005

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world" ("Esquire") comes this powerful early novel, now available in paperback for the first time--the noirish story of how a Washington, D.C., liquor store heist shows a drifter named Constantine what it means to be a shoedog. Martin's Press.

Rückkehr nach Missing

Roman

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Author: Abraham Verghese,Silvia Morawetz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458357001

Category:

Page: 839

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Summary - Shoe Dog

By Phil Knight - a Memoir by the Creator of Nike

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Author: Ez-summary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544997759

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Shoe Dog - A Complete Summary! Shoe Dog is a memoir written by Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. In this book we read how things were prior to Nike becoming what it is today. We are able to see how a man could reach success in seemingly impossible odds. Knight was a runner at his university and he wanted to do something in his life that he truly enjoyed. After graduating, he borrowed fifty dollars from his father in order to start his business. What he did not know is that starting a business is one thing, while succeeding at it is something entirely different. This book presents us with how -humble beginnings- are often roads to success. The main part of this guide is a summary section of the original book. After the summary, we analyze the book and then there is a short quiz. The quiz is used as a supplement to the summary and a test for our readers. The last part is the conclusion. We hope that you will enjoy reading our summary and that you will like the original book just as much as we do. If you are ready, please proceed to the summary section. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Shoe Dog.