Jun 23

Cannes Lions, part 4

Cannes Lions
June 17-24, 2017
Cannes, France

“Young people say “Don’t put a label on me!” This (defying labels) is the future-get used to it.”
~ Sir Ian McKellen

“Coming out was the best career move I ever made—(I became) ‘Gandalf the Gay’.”
~ Sir Ian McKellen

“Gandalf is 7000 years old, his sexuality is irrelevant! (I don’t know about the hobbits!)”
~ Sir Ian McKellen

“X-Men is the best marvel comic, because it’s about the real world—what do you do if you are a ‘mutant’.”
~ Sir Ian McKellen

“The first footballer to come out will become the bravest player in the world.”
~ Sir Ian McKellen

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“We select for partners who have the courage to tell interesting stories.”
~ Matt Lieber, Gimlet Media

“When you put women in any equation, it gets better.”
~ Shelley Zalis, The Female Quotient

“I come from entrepreneur land, which means I love meritocracy.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia

“I am stunned that, in the corporate world, people trade on anything other than merit.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia

“The best mentor to find is someone who is not like you.”
~ Shelley Zalis, The Female Quotient

Conference Link: Cannes Lions