Very interesting story of a 51 year old guy who got fired from his job at Newsweek and getting a job to work at the tech company. But this book is so much interesting because it doesn’t talk about benefits of the tech company so much, it is more focused on providing insights on how does those companies work and how they are funded and operated – or as it should be better putted: how those companies are run by incompetent people and funded by those who cares only about money and will in the end make money. I will call it a bit of a dark side of tech industry, even if it sounds a bit cliche.
This book is a memoirs of Phil Knight who is founder of Blue Ribbon company, which will later became Nike Inc. Book is written in such way that you won’t get direct tips on how to to certain things; but rather you will have to make conclusions from stories which goes through different chapters. If you already have experience in business – than you will not have difficulties understanding this book.
I would call this book more of a Biography book about life of the Edward, which if quite frankly very interesting from my point of view. It’s a story of his growing up; later on developing a winning strategy for playing Blackjack; and after that succeeding in investing business. I like this book very much, and I learned something useful from this book, but more on that later.