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Book recommendation: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

I don't often do book recommendations (maybe I should do more?) but I've just finished the brilliant book "SHOE-DOG" and I have to tell you about it. It's a memoir, written by the founder of Nike - the legend that is Phil Knight. And it is very, very, very inspirational.


It's odd to think of Nike as a startup - run from a back bedroom in Oregon ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ by a guy in his mid-twenties. The story begins in 1962, even before there was a company - it ends in 1980. In between is an absolutely epic ride! I found myself laughing, (almost) crying and feeling some of the stress and anxiety that Phil went through as he followed the entrepreneurial path - with all its risks, victories, highs and lows.


It's expertly written (almost like a novel!) in an easy to read narrative. But at the same time, itโ€™s a biography. It does not pull any punches, explaining even the most controversial of decisions. A must-read (I'd suggest) for CEOs and entrepreneurs who want to unde