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    A small shoe company made by Bill Bowerman in 1966, but then renamed in 1978 has quickly transformed into one of the biggest American icons. Starting with just twelve hundred dollars in the bank, Nike has become an icon of not only America but of the shoe and clothing industries worldwide. When I think of buying equipment for any sport I immediately think of Nike and I believe that is what most people have come to their minds as well. Nike is popular everywhere and the highest of athletes as well as famous people always go for Nike. This shoe company has provided the “bat boot” for the first ever “Batman” movie and Nike also created the hoverboarding shoes in the movie “Back to The Future Part II.” Among other things which Nike has done to…

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    Benjamin Murray Prof. De Schryver Principles of Accounting DL-A2 10/11/2017 Nike Inc. Nike Inc. was founded on January 25, 1964. Originally the company was formed with the name Blue Ribbon Sports. Nike was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. Nike Inc. was founded with just $1,200 in the bank. Bill Bowerman was a track and field coach and Phil Knight was a runner at the University of Oregon. The Nike swoosh logo was created by a student…

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    Mental Toughness

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    at the team before competition. Pre on the other hand was an athlete, he was on the receiving side of these talks from his coach, Bill Bowerman. Conclusion In conclusion, I enjoyed both of these films. I found it interesting to see how the various elements from the textbook played a role in the lives of these two athletes. I feel I will be able to remember these elements throughout my life when I watch other films or sporting events. Prior to seeing these films, I never even knew about Steve…

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    problems he went through. A big part of his early years at Nike was his track coach Bill Bowerman, Bill Bowerman was also a co-founder of Nike. Over the years Bill trained 31 olympic athletes, 51 All-Americans, 12 American record holders, 22 NCAA champions, and 16 sub-4 minute milers. He was always tinkering with his athletes shoes. He would tear them apart and build them up again, he would try putting his own inventions in the shoes which would either make the athlete break…

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    Phil Knight was born on February 4th, 1938 in Portland Oregon. Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and later he attended Stanford graduate school of business to receive his maters degree. Knight wanted a job during high school, his father refused to give him a job where he worked; The Oregon Journal. So Knight went to the Oregonian, another local newspaper and worked the night shift reporting sports scores. He would run 7 miles everyday…

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    “Just Do it”, is one of the most notable, memorable, and effective advertising slogans since the late 1980s. This slogan became a symbol, and is a trademark for the Nike shoe company. It all started in 1957, when Oregon runner, Phil Knight, and legendary track and cross country coach, Bill Bowerman, met while attending the University of Oregon. These two joined forces and five years later, they formed the Blue Ribbon Sports company. Their first product was the Tiger running shoe, which was…

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    Knight, 2008). Although, Knight’s view of marketing was unusual. Instead of traditional marketing he chose to “get top athletes top endorse his shoes, and then let his sales force sell the product” (Philip H. Knight, 2008). This may seem like an odd strategy but it worked in Knight’s favor. When this strategy was implemented it was at the time of the Olympic track and field trails at Eugene, Oregon, and who better represent the American Olympic team than the cofounder of Nike and coach Bill…

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    Nike Inc. BUS 499 Strayer University Identify the company’s mission, vision, and primary stakeholders. Nike was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. The two men met when Bowerman was coaching track and field at the University of Oregon and Knight was a middle distance runner on his team. After earning an MBA from Standford, Knight returned to Oregon and approached Bowerman with an idea to bring in low priced, high-tech athletic shoes from Japan to compete in the United…

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    Nike Inc, is an American sportswear company. The company was founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sport by student Phil Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman. Knight was a middle-distance runner for Oregon University team and Bowerman coached local team. Both of them felt the lack of good equipment for the competition at an affordable price. In fact, the only serious brand in this area was then Adidas, but, unfortunately, their athletic shoes were highly priced and the products of local companies for…

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    Introduction to Nike Nike in Greek means "Victory" and since the beginning of the company in 1964, victory has been a term that has represented many things about the Nike brand. It originally known as Blue Ribbon Sport, was established by University of Oregon runner and his coach Bill Bowerman handshake, thought they could make a good change by doing a better job of designing and selling shoes to athletics. Nike is an American multinational firm that designs and manufactures…

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