Shoe Dog - Phil Knight

Updated: Jan 20

"I'd tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don't know what that means, seek it. If you're following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you've ever felt." - Phil Knight

Incredible story and memoir by the creator of NIKE - Phil Knight. Through this book, Knight tells us his incredible journey as a creator of the most popular footwear manufacturing company, Nike. As a recent grad from a prestigious business school - Stanford University, he was ambitious and determined; but he was a little lost. While searching for his calling, he borrowed $50 from his father and launched a shoe company. As the company grew, he faced an assortment of complications. Of course, he did come on top despite it all...

I originally picked up this book because, on the front page, it said "The best book I read last year...Phil is a gifted storyteller." -Warren Buffett.

Honestly, thank you Mr. Warren Buffet; great recommendation!

Knight really is a great storyteller; he can be hilariously funny and humble, but smart and bold. For an individual who accomplished so much in his life, it's great to see how humble and likable he can be. Definitely a must-read!

Also, the quote really resonated with me a lot...

I am still a bit lost and I am still a bit confused to know what my calling is, but I am glad I did not settle. As Knight said, the fatigues are easier to bear, and the disappointments are used as fuel; hopefully when the highs do come, it will be nothing like I've ever felt before...


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