Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know what Lance Armstrong has done for bicycling, what he has done for Cancer patients, or what he has done for the pursuit of excellence, in anything, not just bicycling?
Walt Disney said, “Aim for perfection, settle for excellence”.
Two nights ago, leaving the Mall, this picture of Lance Armstrong was in a storefront window, Sunglass Hut, I think. Anyway, it captured a thought in my grey matter and I wondered if chasing perfection matters at all. Or does it only matter to the game-changers? Whaddaya think?
“I knew if this business was ever to get anywhere, if this business was ever to grow, it could never do it by having to answer to someone unsympathetic to it’s possibilities, by having to answer to someone with only one thought or interest, namely profits. For my idea of how to make profits has differed greatly from those who generally control businesses such as ours. I have a blind faith in the policy that quality, tempered with good judgement and showmanship, will win out against all odds”.
If Walt Disney could have envisioned how successful his business philosophy would ultimately become and how far it would take The Walt Disney Company, maybe he would have found a way to quit smoking.
Disney Institute & Tour de France. Anything in common?
Yes. What then? Team work.
I watched some of the team time trial Tuesday. Lance Armstrong’s team Astana, finished the 42 kilometer race first, by a fraction of a second.
It is quite common to think that Le Tour de France is an individual sport. The fact is, it’s a team sport, with each nine-man team trying to have one of their members be the overall Tour de France champion.
The Disney Institute is the most amazing team of individuals, all focused on winning, just like Lance Armstrong’s team.
There is one difference I’d like to point out though. Disney Institute doesn’t win unless their Customers win.
Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂