A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 14, 2012
“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success”

"Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect” is a popular teamwork saying of unknown authorship, cited in print since at least 1993. Other forms of the saying are “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success” and “Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.”


Teamwork Quotes
Unknown : Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.

The Quote Garden: Teamwork
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.  ~Author Unknown

10 November 1993, Wellsboro (PA) Gazette, The Marketplace, pg. 4, col. 1:
Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.

Google Books
The Corporate Coach
By James B. Miller with Paul B. Brown
New York, NY: HarperBusiness
1994
Pg. 148:
Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.

29 October 1997, The Raton Range (Raton, NM), “Cookie Crumbs” by Margaret Louise Cooke, pg. B1, col. 3:
“Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.”

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Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Teens talk getting in—to college

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Pub.
2008
Pg. ?:
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. ~Author Unknown

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Teamwork 101:
What every leader needs to know

By John C. Maxwell
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
2008
Pg. 19:
TEAMWORK DIVIDES THE EFFORT AND MULTIPLIES THE EFFECT.

ESPN.com
Updated: April 4, 2009, 9:03 AM ET
Waltrip team getting it right in 2009
By David Newton
(...)
Teamwork
One by one, blue T-shirts with the words “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success” were passed out on the shop floor. Like the crumpled sheet metal was a reminder of past failures, this was a reminder of future promise.

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Engineering Fundamentals:
An introduction to engineering

By Saeed Moaveni
Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning
2011
Pg. 195:
“Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.”
Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919)

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