Shoe Dog Book Notes

Shoe Dog is one my favorite books.

Here’s my notes.


// How long it took (average overnight success is 17 years. It took him 18)

// How he never stopped

// How many similarities he and I have in family life (forgetting groceries, balancing out of you’re a good leader / dad or just good enough)

// We’re both Accountants

// How much fun he had with friends in the business

// Why his entire memoir focused on the early days – 1962 – 1980

// World trip at 24

// How sad it is that he lost Matthew

// That his bucket list is blank – what’s on your bucket list?

// That journaling is the only way to remember the details

// That he lived most of his life in debt. If you’re not borrowing, you’re not dreaming big enough?

// That he always ran to clear his head

// That bamboo would be a foot taller next year (invest in people)

// the Buttfaces – executive retreats. The culture of Nike – especially in the early days

// the cowards never started, the weak died along the way…that leaves us

// Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results

// but instead of seeing how far we’d come, I only saw how far we had to go.

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