Shoedog By: Phil Knight

Phil Knight

  • Phil Knight was born February 24, 1938 in Portland Oregon.
  • Phil was a graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • About one year after his graduate of Oregon University he decided that he wanted to go over to Japan and show them how he could sell their shoes in America.

Shoedog

Published April 26, 2016

Setting

The setting of Shoedog goes to a lot of varieties of places. The book starts out in Portland, Oregon then proceeds to Honolulu, Hawaii and then soars all the way over to Japan. All of these locations were in the year 1963.

Characters

Phil Knight

Phil was 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.

Plot Summary

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 start-ups, 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, in a memoir that is surprising and energetic, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with his lifeĀ“s dream, Knight 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.

Likes/Dislikes

I like how the author made a fast moving book, and how its is about running. I disliked how the book started out, it moved very slow for the first five pages.

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