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Are you prepared to take the risks necessary to drive innovation and champion an environment of over-the-top invention?

Cirque du Soleil Executive Vice-Chairman Daniel Lamarre shares what it takes for anyone, regardless of position or industry, to embrace the value of creative leadership.

Without Creativity, There is No Business

Whether you are an entrepreneur, an executive, or a professional, if you are not prioritizing creativity—in the dictionary definition of “making or bringing into existence something new”—you are wasting your time. No company deserves to exist unless it is constantly discovering new ways to make its customers’ lives better.

After all, Cirque du Soleil, has no physical products, no factories or inventory, no pricey real estate. Instead, they have something far more valuable: the limitless creativity that springs from the minds, hearts, and bodies of our artists.

Praise for Balancing Acts

“AEG's partnership with Cirque du Soleil throughout the world has grown immeasurably over the last 20 years thanks to Daniel Lamarre’s vision, dedication and leadership. His global aspirations, brand commitment and creativity have fueled our mutual success and guided our relationship.
Dan Beckerman
President and CEO, AEG Worldwide

“Cirque du Soleil has been an inspiration for all creators in our industry. Working with Daniel Lamarre and his team, I was able to discover the business creativity behind this brand. In reading this book, it will stimulate your own creativity.
Mark Burnett
MGM Studios Worlwide Television Group/ Creator & Producer of "Survivor"

With a wholly unique creative spirit, Daniel Lamarre has established himself as a visionary leader by growing Cirque du Soleil into a globally beloved brand and redefining modern live entertainment in the process. Now, through this book, he's using the same singular sense of imagination that made Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ such a smash hit at Vidanta Riviera Maya to illuminate the importance of bringing creativity to every aspect of your life.”
Daniel Chávez
Founder, Groupo Vidanta

The relationship between MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil is synonymous with Las Vegas’ evolution as the Entertainment Capital of the World. From the first tent show behind The Mirage in the early 1990s to the four incredibly successful shows currently running on The Strip, we have together redefined the city’s entertainment landscape and created a destination unlike any other in the world. I’ve been honored to work alongside Daniel Lamarre for 20 years during both good times and challenging ones for our organizations. His book is a great reminder that creativity and business should not be treated as two separate entities. When working together symbiotically, they have the ability to drive an organization to even greater heights.
Bill Hornbuckle
President and CEO, MGM Resorts Group

“Cirque du Soleil has a well-deserved reputation for extraordinary creativity and the unsurpassed quality of its shows, and we are proud and excited to be partnering with them in bringing one-of-a-kind entertainment to guests of all ages.
Bob Chapek
President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Through Daniel’s Story Triumph and Trials, You’ll Learn:

When to step up and when to step back so that your team can create a masterpiece that doesn’t break the bank.

How to shatter the perceived limitations standing in the way of your ability to think creatively and innovatively.

How, in using the methods Daniel has uncovered, modern companies with entrenched bureaucracies can bring creativity and business together to foster innovation and boost profits.

How to use creative thinking to lead your organization to new heights.

The Power of Creativity

Start learning the ins and outs of creativity with Daniel Lamarre with this free glance inside the Balancing Acts Introduction: Without Creativity, There Is No Business.

To be creative is to make yourself vulnerable. It’s human nature to hesitate to let our ideas and emotions flow with the kind of abandon necessary for true innovation unless we feel we can trust the people around us. That’s why it’s so important, in any creative endeavor, to establish a safe harbor.

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Meet the Author

Daniel Lamarre is a French Canadian and citizen of the world whose talent for leading creative companies became evident during his nearly two decades at Cirque du Soleil, during which he instigated and guided the astounding growth of one of the most inspiring firms on the planet. When he joined Cirque du Soleil in 2001 as president of new ventures, the organization had two thousand employees and seven shows in performance. Five years later, Daniel became chief executive and, today, the organization is well on its way to returning to its pre-pandemic peak of nearly five thousand employees and forty-four shows playing across five continents. Hometown: Montreal, Canada.