Thursday, July 19th, 2012 13:05:51


When I think of the word enthusiasm, I am reminded of a scene out of the 1987 movie “The Untouchables” about gangster Al Capone. In the scene, Capone (played by Robert De Niro) is walking around a table that is surrounded by his men. As he walks, he talks.

“Enthusiasms, enthusiasms … What are mine?” he asks. “What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork … Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team.” Capone is walking around the table with a baseball bat in one hand, swinging it and hitting his other hand as he walks and talks.