Best Selling Books by Phil Knight

Phil Knight is the author of Shoe Dog (2018), One Tin Soldier (2009), Strangled (2015), Fifty Ways to Stuff the Planet (2008), Nunca Te ParesAutobiografía Del Fundador de Nike / Shoe Dog: a Memoir by the Creator of Nike (2018) and other 10 books.

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Shoe Dog

release date: May 01, 2018
Shoe Dog
''A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like ... It''s an amazing tale'' Bill Gates ''The best book I read last year was Shoe Dog, by Nike''s Phil Knight. Phil is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller'' Warren Buffett In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike''s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.

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?

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.

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.

Nunca Te ParesAutobiografía Del Fundador de Nike / Shoe Dog: a Memoir by the Creator of Nike

release date: Dec 24, 2018
Nunca Te ParesAutobiografía Del Fundador de Nike / Shoe Dog: a Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight, el gurú de los negocios detrás del la multimillonaria marca Nike, nos relata por primera vez su trayectoria hacia el éxito. Phil Knight habla por primera vez de la auténtica historia detrás de Nike, la empresa que fundó en 1962, que hoy factura más de 30 000 millones de dólares al año, y cuyo logo ha llegado a ser un símbolo global, el icono más ubicuo y reconocido en todo el mundo. Todo comenzó con 50 dólares y una idea sencilla: importar calzado deportivo económico y de gran calidad desde Japón. Vendiendo esos tenis en la cajuela de su coche, Phil Knight consiguió facturar 8 000 dólares durante el primer año. Progresivamente, este pequeño negocio se convirtió en una start-up exitosa que revolucionó el mercado, creó una marca universal e innovadora y evolucionó hasta convertirse en el gigante actual. En estas memorias sinceras y viscerales, Phil Knight relata los numerosos riesgos asumidos, los reveses sufridos y los incipientes éxitos, pero sobre todo la relación con sus primeros colaboradores y empleados, un grupo de inconformistas y luchadores que acabaron sintiéndose como hermanos. Juntos, animados por la fuerza de un objetivo común y una fe profunda en el espíritu del deporte, construyeron una marca que transformó todos los cánones establecidos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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.

Images of Past and Present

release date: Jan 01, 1996

The Old Bolsheviks

release date: Jan 01, 2011

You are Welcome to Wales!

release date: Jan 01, 2015

POL Glider Facility

release date: Jan 01, 2009

POL glider first sea trial (November 2009)

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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