Friday, March 16, 2007

"The Cirque's objective will remain the same: to contaminate the planet with good creative projects that suggest reasons to hope." Guy Laliberte

Today's quotation from the founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, the man who calls himself "The Guide" who also said "We are, essentially, messengers of good news and carriers of hope." What began over twenty years ago as a band of Quebec street performers is today the privately-held firm doing about one million dollars a day in ticket sales in Vegas alone. Gilles Ste-Croix, a founding member of Cirque said the soul of the company is its creativity "...our ability to start from scratch, from a white page, till we've come up with stuff nobody has ever dreamed of before...and then to risk it, and find ways to make it happen, and for the public to go: Wow!" Daniel Lamarre, Cirque's president sums up the day to day: "A typical day at the office for me begins by asking 'What is impossible that I am going to do today'...If there's a pattern that exists, we're going to break the mold."

What good news, hope and original wow will you bring into the world today?

What is impossible that you are working on today?

What mold are you intent on breaking?

Go for greatness!

Word around midtown is Joel Hollander is leaving CBS. Good man, he will go on to do amazing things elsewhere.