Nike co-founder Phil Knight will be telling us the history of Nike through his eyes in a new memoir. The Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc. told The Associated Press on Monday that Knight’s book is scheduled for spring 2016.
It’s been documented that Knight has been reluctant to talk about Nike’s history, but he says that he’s ready to open up now that he has more time to do so.
“For a long time, I have had requests — from a couple of prominent publishing houses and many diverse individuals — to write the story of how Nike began,” he said. “I had neither the time nor the inclination — until the last couple of years. Giving up more and more daily responsibility, I have found the time and the perspective. Or said another way: If I didn’t do it now, it wasn’t going to be done at all.”
The upcoming book has no title yet but it was revealed that it will touch upon such controversies as working conditions at factories overseas. However the main focus will be the early years of Nike. Who better to tell the story than the man who created and lived it, right?
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