- The trouble
in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but
that we are making too few.
Knight # America,
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.
Knight # World,
- I believe
that continued strong consumer acceptance of our products
at retail and the strengthening of our organization will enable
us to manage through the challenges in our U.S. footwear business
and lay the foundation for another round of growth.
Knight # Belief,
- Our business
practices are no different than those of our competitors,
but we are bigger, and thus more visible, so we get more flack.
Knight # Business,
- 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.
Knight # Money,
- My job
is to listen to ideas, maybe cook up a few of my own, and
make decisions based on what's good for the shareholders and
for the company.
Knight # Decisions,
- You can't
explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan,
you don't have to. It's that simple.
Knight # Investing,
is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business,
a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be
mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that
is the key to success.
Knight # Conflict,
is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces,
both speak an international language, and both are all about
Knight # Emotional,
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