Philippe Petit


In 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit took an epic, illegal daredevil high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in what has been called one of, if not THE, most famous acts of artistic rebellion in history.

He is the author of 10 books, including “To Reach for the Clouds,” which was the inspiration for the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary “Man on Wire.”

His newest book is “Creativity: The Perfect Crime,” and it’s being called a revolutionary look at the creative process and how to live beyond our limitations.

Now in his mid-60s, Philippe tells Growing Bolder that creativity, by its very nature, is a rebellious act.

He also looks back at his famous walk between the twin towers, which took years to plan, and explains how he hopes to inspire other people to move mountains in their lives through bold acts like this.

Plus, he explains why he’s a better performer than ever thanks to his age but he’s frustrated by the current attitude of people around the world who he says no longer believe in miracles.