PHIL KNIGHT- SHOE DOG, A Book that was on my reading list, ever since I viewed the Interview of phil Knight on the charlie Rose show and immediately,Wanted to read it.But, Till the time I actually bought the book, I read the repeated article appearing in leading newspapers.
Here in India with Bill Gates Stating “it a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like… it’s an amazing Tale”. A book recommended To Read …
“The Best Book I read last Year.Phil is…A gifted storyteller”- Warren Buffet .
“Candid,Funny,Suspenful,liteary-This is a memoir for people who love sport,But above all it’s a memoir for people who love memoirs”-Andre Agassi
I was sure,This Book would really be the most enjoyable read for me
There is so, little we all know about Nike ,And are totally oblivious who is Phil Knight ? months later.I Read the book,And The way the book was structured,Like a suspenseful novel.
From Phil knight journey- To discover himself to joining the dots years later when Nike became synonymous with the Best Sport shoe one can own . To parting the wisdom, of myths of shoe/footwear around the globe like
Putting on the right shoe before the left will bring prosperity -Romans believed before caesar period.
China: did you know that when man marries woman,They throw red shoes on the roof to make sure all goes well on wedding night!
And Did you know when someone starts a journey,It’s actually good luck to throw shoe at them in China To Bowerman one of the most important men in the nike journey.
Trivia’s -Did You know
Blue Ribbion the brand and company founded by Phil knight,Before Nike was born,Actually distributed Onituska Tiger shoe.
The term ‘Shoedog’ is an Slang name given to a veteran of the footwear industry. Someone who has dedicated their life to selling Shoes.
6453 –the phone number ending of all Nike stores worldwide as it spells Nike
1966 Blue ribbon,The company before Nike was born opened the first ever retail store Santa Monica .
1972-Nike was born
1977-Air shoes were coming up.
1980-2nd December going Public
Carolyn Davidson– Designed the Nike Logo
Denny Strickland creative director designed NIKE Font.
Sandals discovered in 1938 the year Phil knight was born .
Oldest shoe ever discovered are from Oregon 9000 years ago.