Lions and Tigers and Bears…OH MY!!!! With all due respect to the Wizard of Oz (for those who recognized my cultural reference and nod to my favorite movie), I am only going to deal with the LIONS.
And what Lions! These kings of the jungle are not the man-eaters of leonine mane, immutable force and fetid breath, or the Disney version that teaches us life lessons and inspires us to personal greatness. Rather, these are the Cannes Lions, a particular species of the great cat, found only once a year, anywhere in the world…and then only on the Cote d’Azur in Cannes. And while you might argue that they represent a culture with killer instincts, these Lions are inanimate, exist in gold and silver, and are about inspiration and learning and maybe, just maybe – this year – also about what’s next.