Book Review: Shoe Dog


This post is in continuation of my book review series (see here)

Had an enjoyable weekend reading the story of Nike,the iconic shoe company.

Shoe Dog by the Nike co-founder Phil Knight is a business memoir and as business memoirs go,it is one of the best that I’ve read.

It traces the story of how Phil Knight starting out with little money built his business empire shoe by shoe-battling bankers, suppliers, competitors, employees, US Customs and shareholders.

There are lots and lots of nuggets of wisdom in the book ,especially for entrepreneurs.

There are some life lessons as well.As Phil Knight writes:

“Don’t settle for a job or a profession or even a career.Seek a calling.Even if you don’t know what that means,seek it.If you’re following your calling,the fatigue will be easier to bear,the disappointments will be fuel,the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.

Go Buy this book.

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