Creative Hero

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Creative Hero

Creative Hero
The list of creative thinkers is a long one made up of men and women who express themselves in a way that will make an important contribution to society. One who stands out is Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of Nike. Bowerman always had talent and after being in sports long enough he decided to help others by developing footwear that will be more comfortable and help athletes everywhere. It helped that he was blessed with a curious mind which made him a born tinkerer. The shoe he designed that would forever change athletics weighed only four ounces as opposed to the 6 ½ ounces the average athletic shoe of the time weighed. Bowerman was betting that his design would save the runner from lifting approximately 200 pounds in a one mile race. This nationally respected track and field coach would join forces with former runners Phil Knight and Jeff Johnson to create what would become history making running shoes. This shoe would be the brand Nike debuted in 1972, prior to the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. The “Swoosh” was about to make its mark and Steve Prefontaine would be the young man to do the honors. This Oregon native signed with Nike and brought worldwide exposure to the company. Another of Bill Bowerman greatest achievements was in making the University of Oregon the running capital of the world, coaching dozens of milers to break four minutes and in the interim, creating the American jogging phenomenon.
Another creative thinker that deserves admiration is Quentin Tarantino. They have many traits in common. They both had futuristic ideas and fought to get their names out there. Quentin Tarantino decided to make movies that are on the cutting edge and Bill Bowerman decided to direct his creativity towards helping athletes, in the process making items that have forever changed how athletes and…...

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