Philip Hampson Knight born February 24, , is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc. He ran track under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, with whom he would co-found Nike.
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Nike is a champion brand builder. Its athletic footwear and clothing have become a piece of Americana. Its brand name is as well-known around the world as IBM and Coke. So it may come as a surprise […].
Subscriber Account active since. But in the company's early days, before it even made clothing, co-founder Phil Knight did not surround himself with the most street-savvy cool kids. And lawyers," he writes in his memoir "Shoe Dog," which was published in Knight writes that it wasn't that he had some "bizarre affections" for people who work in those two professions. And pass a big test," Knight writes. When you hired an accountant, you knew he or she could count. When you hired a lawyer, you knew he or she could talk.