What You'll Learn:
Out for an early morning run after returning home from graduate school at Stanford, Phil Knight felt lost. There he was at 24 years old, and he still had no clue what he wanted to do with his life. As he ran harder, he began to see; his idea rose like puffs of breath before him, and he chased it with intensity. In 1962, the young Nike founder decided that normalcy wasn’t for him. Knight desired a purpose as striking as the emblem he would champion, traveling to Japan, Greece, and back again to pursue it. In his poignantly crafted memoir, Knight unfolds the story of young Nike, a tale of endless setbacks, trifling triumphs, and an idea that would leap from the darkness of his parent’s basement onto the feet of millions of people all over the world.