Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shoe Dog is why I love what I call business memoirs: although a business book, you get caught up in the narrator's story while learning so much. And Shoe Dog is one of the best business memoirs I've read, keeping me riveted nearly from the beginning. One can't often say that they didn't want to put a business book down.
In addition to learning about how a company and brand like Nike got started, you learn how a young man with a passion for running was able to overcome export issues, cultural differences, partner sabotage, cashflow problems, legal issues, and so much more while allowing his company to continue growing at the rate that consumers demanded. A highly recommended read for anyone interested in business—or running.