Phil Knight richtte in 1964 samen met hardloopcoach Bill Bowerman Blue Ribbon Sports op, in het begin als distributeur voor de Japanse schoenmaker Onitsuka Tiger. Ze begonnen met een startkapitaal van slechts $1200. In 1971 ging het bedrijf verder als Nike Inc. Knight wilde het oorspronkelijk Dimension 6 noemen....more
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Phil Knight had been an unfamiliar name to me before I picked up this memoir. That, in itself, seems strange. I mean, I had no idea he's from Portland, Oregon, or that, by trade, he's an accountant, or that he identifies as an introvert. I didn't know he had met his wife while teaching at Portland State (after leaving PWC to buy ...more
I consumed it in a day last week. It’s about the origin story of Nike, which started out as Blue Ribbon Sports.
Unlike so many memoirs, it’s not an equally balanced arc through Knight’s life. It’s not an ego gratifying display of his awesomeness, heavily weighted in the success of the company and all the amazing things that went on around that. Instead, it’s a deep focus on the beginning years of Nike especiall ...more
فاجأتني صفاته التي في الغالب لا يربطها النّاس مع ريادة الأعمال والنّجاح. مثلاً: بدايته المهنية كانت المحاسبة، شخصيّتة انطوائية، كان سيّء جدًا في المفاوضات، كان لا يؤمن كثيرًا بالإعلانات (عكس ستيف جوبز)، علاقته بأسرته أكثر من رائعة (كان يتّصل بأبيه كلَّ مساء).
بدأ فِل كمورّد أحذية رياضية يابانية اسمها (Tiger). وخلال ...more
In other words, Just Do It!
Nike is the ultimate American dream. And it all started when a twenty-four year old Oregonian suddenly had this Crazy Idea of bringing Japanese running shoes, specifically the Onitsuka Tigers, into the country way back in 1962, just less than two decades after the ...more
All I wanted to Hear !
The story, told in first person by Phil himself, begins by focusing on his early life, most notably his post-college adulthood in the early 1960s. Phil was unsure of what exactly he wanted to do and had a strong desire to travel the world first. This is nothing new, in my opinion, if anything, this desire has only b ...more
فیل نایت با نوشتن این کتاب مارو دعوت میکنه تا به مدت 19 سال از زندگیش رو همراهش باشیم
قدم به قدم همراهش به جلو میریم، از روزی که ایده ی واردات کفش از ژاپن به ذهنش رسید تا روزی که سهام شرکتش رو عرضه عمومی میکنه
تو این نوزده سال پر از سختی ، همراه فیل به مسافرت دور دنیا میریم عشق زندگیش رو ملاقات میکنیم و تلاش های بی وقفه و تحسین برانگیزش رو برای سرپا نگهداشتن شرکتش میبینیم
تلاش هایی خستگی ناپذیری که کاملا ارزشش رو داشت
شرکت فیل نایت که سال اول تنها یک کارم ...more
This book is well worth every hard-won word, shared and earned over 50+ years of grueling competition. More than once the story looked like im ...more
The key messages conveyed by this memoir were not unlike those in biographies authored by founders of other successful businesses: marry career with passion, place subordinates according to their talents etc. etc.
And yet Phil Knight expertly presented the mortal side of a legendary CEO; he forsook platitudes an ...more
All important people in Phil Knight's life seem to be rich and powerful. Knight's parents paid for his college, for his expensive MBA. Then the 24 year old Knight asked for even more money to travel the world, beach-bumming in Hawaii for a ...more
I read Bowerman's biography written by Kenny Moore, who was a teammate of Phil Knight's on the Oregon track team. So I got a little of the history of Blue Ribbon Sports through that account, but not much about the change into Nike. Plus that account focused more on the making/designing of the shoes, which was where Bowerman was revolutionary.
Phil Knight spills his entire guts in this book. While reading, I was thinking, did Ph ...more
1- کتاب بر روی مرزی بین اتوبیوگرافی و فیکشن حرکت می کرد و گاهی به فراخور روایت به این سو یا آن سو میغلتید و این خود یکی از علل جذابیت این کتاب بود. غذای مرکبی بود که در هر قاشقش بالاخره چیزی بود که آدم را مشتاق کند به ادامه دادن. اینکه فیل نایت که اصولا نویسنده نیست تا این حد در این کار موفق بوده قابل ستایش است.
2-فضای داستان صمیمی و بی تکلف بود. شخصیت پردازی برای شخصیت های اصلی داستان بسیار قوی بود و کنش ها کاملا واقعی و معقول به نظر می رسیدند. شکل روایی البته مشکل کوچکی ...more
In his autobiography, Phil talks about his personal and professional life in a very subtle ...more
Shoe Dog is the best business memoir I've ever read and the second most influential book I've read this year so far.
In fact it's quite narrow to call it just a "business" book. ...more
Just do it.
I didn’t know anything about Knight before reading this, but I ended up having a special affection for him. Throughout the whole book I sensed this truthfulness in his writing , he wasn’t shy in showing his weaknesses and his miss judgments; he didn’t want to make it seems like you need some kind of super powers to build a brand as big as Nike ,or that it’s a one man job , or that you don’t need to make important sacrifices for it. And his commitment for what Nike represents,as a brand, wh ...more
You don’t have to be a business buff to enjoy Shoe Dog. Phil Knight tells the story of the birth of Nike. From an entrepreneur’s point of view, I enjoyed picking the business lessons from the story, but there’s a lot more story, people and characters than there is Business takeaways.
I got really emotional as the story reached the end.
Absolutely brilliant, highly recommend.