Nike Founder: Find Your Calling and Ask for Help

Nike founder Phil Knight earned his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1962. Over the weekend, he spoke at the same school’s graduation ceremony. 

You might think of Knight as a large-company executive, but entrepreneurship is in his bloodstream. The roots of Nike began shortly after he graduated, with his cold-calling the owner of a Japanese factory where sneakers were made. Knight left a $1,000 deposit for shoe samples. When those samples arrived, Knight’s business partner, Bill Bowerman (who’d coached Knight on the University of Oregon track team), adjusted them to better serve serious runners.


Now that you have graduated, the goal should not be to seek a job, or even a career, but to seek a calling


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