What《Fast and Furious》 Teaches Us About the Workplace

May 18, 2015 2 mins read
Fast and Furious

The Hollywood blockbuster Fast and Furious 7 has recently set silver screens across the globe alight, reaping consistently high profits at the box office night after night.

Should you go and see the latest instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, you may be surprised to find that, aside from providing the standard drag racing thrills and bromantic entanglements, the film also illustrates certain laws of the workplace.

1) There's no point in trying to fight a whole team when you're driving solo.

Although the arch-villain of the film, played by Jason Statham, possesses formidable combat skills, he still ends up being dragged away in handcuffs thanks to the drag racing team led by Vin Diesel.

2) One team can't beat an entire system!

The powerful global real-time tracking system featured in the film creates many obstacles for Diesel's team. Indeed, it is precisely this system and its technology that has led to thefilm's protagonists and antagonists to engage in such vicious warfare.

3) If you can assemble a team, that means that you have excellent skills. If you are recruited into a team, that means you're valuable.

If Vin Diesel has a team of formidable drivers watching his back, it's no doubt thanks to his own impressive driving skills and abilities. Conversely, each elite member of this time saves Vin Diesel from danger at a crucial moment.

4) The key to success lies in the solidarity of your team!

Although Paul Walker tragically died during the shooting of the film, the director decided against killing off Walker's character—instead, he incorporated a warm farewell to the character into the film's plot, allowing members of Diesel's team to remain like a family, with emotional ties that eternally link them together. This directorial choice earned the film much praise, as well as causing many a viewer to break out the tissues

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Marlon Mai
Managing Director, Greater China