In Shoe Dog, Phil Knight tells the story of how he started Nike from nothing to become the biggest sportswear company in the world. It’s a beautifully written memoir packed full of wisdom and life lessons for anyone who wants to make the most of their time on earth. I’ve picked out some of my favourite quotes here.
Why do we associate well cultivated lawns with social status and prestige? It's something we absolutely take for granted every day as just a permanent fact of life. However, by examining the history of things like this, we can come to understand the real value of studying history as a whole.
"The achievement of one courageous man will awaken the courage of an entire generation" - Stefan Zweig
I recently discovered the story of Ferdinand Magellan - the famous explorer who captained the first expedition that successfully circumnavigated the globe. The story as told by the excellent Stefan Zweig had me completely captivated from start to finish, and I’ve had it on my mind ever since.