New Release Books by Phil Knight

Phil Knight is the author of Shoe Dog (2018), Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition) (2017), Strangled (2015), One Tin Soldier (2009), Fifty Ways to Stuff the Planet (2008) and other 2 books.

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Shoe Dog

release date: May 01, 2018
Shoe Dog
In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.” Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.

Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition)

release date: Sep 26, 2017
Shoe Dog (Young Readers Edition)
In this young readers edition of the international bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight ''offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh'' (Booklist), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humour and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. This is an abridged edition of the internationally bestselling adult book, but in addition it includes new frontmatter and backmatter, an introduction to the younger reader and ''A Letter to the Young Reader'' that provides advice from Phil Knight for the battles that lie ahead for young people.

Strangled

release date: Jan 30, 2015
Strangled
The Stranglers occupy a paradoxical position within the history of popular music. Although major artists within the punk and new-wave movements, their contribution to those genres has been effectively quarantined by subsequent critical and historical analyses. They are somehow "outside" the realm of what responsible accounts of the period consider to be worthy of chronicling. Why is this so? Certainly The Stranglers'' seedy and intimidating demeanor, and well-deserved reputation for misogyny and violence, offer a superficial explanation for their cultural excommunication. However, this landmark work suggests that the unsettling aura that permeated the group and their music had much more profound origins; ones that continue to have disturbing implications even today. The Stranglers, it argues, continue to be marginalised because, whether by accident or design, they brought to the fore the underlying issues of identity, status and structure that must by necessity be hidden from society''s conscious awareness. For this, they would not be forgiven.

One Tin Soldier

release date: Sep 01, 2009
One Tin Soldier
A father stops his white son from playing with his black friend. The ten-year-olds, Billy and Eugene, defy him. Sam and Ruby Lowe, Billyas parents, gave the McGeeas a place to live and help to better their lives. No good deed goes unpunished. Their kindness places the Loweas and McGeeas at risk. Risk turns to reality when one of the McGee girls is murdered. The racially volatile Riverhills County, Alabama, ignites. An old war hero, Sheriff A.B. Compton, must solve the crime or fight another war. The funeral is more than Eugene can bear, having just lost his father. Eugene and Billy leave the funeral to find a burnt out mansion and a swamp are keys in solving the murder. Sam Lowe is arrested for the murder. The Devil is set loose as Sam Lowe faces execution. But in the end two other men lay dead. Why?

Fifty Ways to Stuff the Planet

release date: Jun 01, 2008
Fifty Ways to Stuff the Planet
50 simple things that you can do to make sure that Climate Change happens in our lifetime; how easy they are, how much they''re likely to cost and how much they might annoy your neighbours. All of this is backed up by solid science, so that you can make truly informed decisions about the very best ways to stuff the planet.
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