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Proverbs Reflecting the Spirit:

  • "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" (Chinese Proverb).
  • "When you go to the sea, your rice will be cooked by a wave" (Japanese Proverb).


Autobiography, Entrepreneurship, Business, Memoir, Inspirational.

Dive into the World of Nike:

'Shoe Dog', penned by Nike's creator Phil Knight, is not just a memoir; it's a testament to the relentless spirit of entrepreneurship. This book unveils the early days of a startup that would become a behemoth in the sportswear industry. It's an inspiring story for anyone dreaming of turning a vision into reality.

Unlike other entrepreneur biographies, 'Shoe Dog' provides an unfiltered look into the challenges and triumphs of building a global brand. It’s a narrative that resonates with anyone who has ever dared to dream big.

Author's tip:

Phil Knight emphasizes the importance of belief and perseverance. His advice: "Play by the rules, but be ferocious." This philosophy is not just a business strategy, it’s a way of life.


- "The cowards never started and the weak died along the way. That leaves us, ladies and gentlemen. Us." – Phil Knight.
- "Life is growth. You grow or you die." – Phil Knight.

Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know Phil Knight started Nike with just $50 borrowed from his father? Now, it's a brand recognized around the world.
  • Knight’s first sales were made out of the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant.

Related Reads:

- "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. Like 'Shoe Dog', it provides an inside look at the mind and journey of a revolutionary entrepreneur.

- "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg. This book complements 'Shoe Dog' by offering insights into leadership and perseverance in the business world.

Who Should Read ‘Shoe Dog’:

Anyone with a spark for entrepreneurship, a love for sports, or an interest in how a global brand like Nike came to be, will find 'Shoe Dog' an unputdownable read. It’s not just a business memoir, it's a source of inspiration.

At, we meticulously select books that inspire, inform, and ignite. 'Shoe Dog' is a prime example of a story that does all three. It's a journey that resonates with our collection of recommendations from the world's most intriguing and notable personalities.

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