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“Someone somewhere once said that business is war without bullets, and I tended to agree.” - Phil Knight

“Like it or not, life is a game.” - Phil Knight

“The cowards never started and the weak died along the way. That leaves us, ladies and gentlemen.” - Phil Knight

"The art of competing, I’d learned from track, was the art of forgetting, and I now reminded myself of that fact. You must forget your limits. You must forget your doubts, your pain, your past. You must forget that internal voice screaming, begging, ‘Not one more step!’ And when it’s not possible to forget it, you must negotiate with it.” - Phil Knight

“As I told Bowerman, we weren’t broke, we just had no money. Lots of assets, no cash. We simply needed more time. Now it was my turn to say: Little more days.” - Phil Knight

“Fear of failure, I thought, would never be our downfall as a company. Not that any of us thought we wouldn’t fail; in fact we had every expectation that we would. But when we did fail, we had faith that we’d do it fast, learn from it, and be better for it.” - Phil Knight

“I phoned Bowerman and told him that Full-time Employee Number One was staging a mutiny. Bowerman listened quietly, considered all the angles, weighed pros and cons, then rendered his verdict. ‘Fuck him.’ I said I wasn’t sure ‘fucking him’ was the best strategy. Maybe there was some middle way of mollifying Johnson, of giving him a stake in the company.” - Phil Knight

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Book Summary Overview:

In this enthralling memoir, Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight shares the riveting journey of the company from its early days in his parents’ servant quarters to its current status as one of the world’s most renowned brands. He narrates how, young and fresh from graduate school, he sold his car and set off to see the world. Along the way, he would stop by Japan and make his college idea of pervading the American market with Japanese running shoes work. This book captures every significant moment of Knight’s relentless journey; from selling shoes from his Valiant to heading a company that grossed $16 billion in 2006.

This memoir is a tale of ambition, of endurance, and of the passionate pursuit of the American dream. Knight shares the challenges Nike has had to overcome to become the iconic brand it is today; from losing the exclusive selling rights of Japanese running shoes to facing $25 million in unpaid customs duty. He attributes his endurance to his passion for running and his unabating desire to leave a mark in the world.

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Published June 30, 2016 by FastReads. 36 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction