Phil Knight Quotes


9 Phil Knight quotes:



"We're not in the fashion business, as the Wall Street Journal wrote the other day. We're in the sports business, and there's a big difference."
Author: Knight Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Wall Street Quotes
"Ultimately, we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour."
"Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions."
"You can't explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to. It's that simple."
"Our business practices are no different than those of our competitors, but we are bigger, and thus more visible, so we get more flack."
"We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps over the moon and is very competitive, but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture."
Author: Knight Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Moon Quotes
"At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned."
"I was very aware of shoes when I was running track. The American shoes were offshoots of tire companies. Shoes cost $5, and you would come back from a 5-mile run with your feet bleeding."
Author: Knight Quotes Category: Running Quotes
"They have done great things within what you would call established American sports. Freddy has the potential to bring soccer almost for the first time into the public's consciousness. Soccer in the United States isn't really part of the culture. What it needs, I think, is a superhero, and he clearly could be it. Now, that's putting a lot of pressure on him, but the kid's got all the potential to do that."
Author: Knight Quotes Category: Potential Quotes



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