Teamwork quote

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  • A friend asked for an inspirational quotation and I really couldn’t think of any, but for some reason, this address from The Italian Job, as delivered by Michael Caine, came to mind. The last line is ideal for teamwork.

    Gentlemen, gentlemen. Please, gentlemen. Please. We are about to do a job in Italy and I would like to introduce you all to each other. First, Bill Bailey. He’ll be my number two. You all know Bill. He’s just done three years in Parkhurst, as honest as the day is long, and you can trust him.
       Second, the getaway. This will be done in three Mini Coopers, and they will be driven by Chris, Tony and Dominic.
       All right! These chinless wonders will get you out of Turin faster than anyone else on four wheels. Remember that.
       When we get to the Alps, we will transfer to a coach. The coach will be driven by William here, better known as Big William, for very obvious reasons.
       Now, we come to the Professor here, who is in charge of all matters relating to the Turin computer. I don’t want anyone putting him down because he’s a man of reading. I know he’s got some very funny habits, but make him feel at home. He’s very important to the operation.
       Finally, and very quickly, I would like to introduce all the lads who are going to do the job with me: Arthur, Frank, Rozzer, Coco, Yellow, Camp Freddie you all know. Roger, Dave and Lorna will be in reserve with three fast cars in case anything goes wrong.
       Right? Now, it’s a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is, we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything that I say.

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