08 Jul July 11, 2018 – FIXD John Gattuso, Transform Alex Vorobieff and Survive in Inauthentic Times Gordon Marino
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John Gattuso – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FIXD
John Gattuso is the chief executive officer of FIXD, directing and overseeing the overall growth and strategy of the company. Prior to FIXD, John was a mechanical engineering co-op at GE Aviation and worked on multiple projects including for Delta Airlines and the military during his time there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. The FIXD sensor easily connects with your car’s OBD-II port. When that check engine light is on, you open the FIXD app and it tells you exactly what is wrong with your car. When you take your car in for repairs, you know exactly what the problem is and how much it should cost, so you don’t get swindled by your local mechanic.
Alex Vorobieff – CEO of The Vorobieff Company and Author of Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back
Alex Vorobieff is the founder and CEO of The Vorobieff Company, a premier business-consulting organization. A highly sought-after speaker and business alignment coach, Alex has helped scores of business owners replace chaos with clarity and finally attain the success they’ve always imagined. His methods eliminate frustration and find the unique starting line that propels companies past frustration and into success. In addition to solving thorny business problems, Alex enjoys pursuing his hobby of photography. He decided to write his first book, Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back because something was missing from the business lexicon and business school curricula. The subject and term missing were Business Alignment Tools. Alex worked for more than a decade as a clean-up CFO for many entrepreneurial companies. He realized he was often just treating the financial symptoms of bigger organizational issues and the best tools to resolve them had no accepted name. They were more than planning or management systems. Alex set out to define the Business Alignment Tool world to help business leaders see which tools to use and in what order to remove the dysfunction from their businesses.
Gordon Marino PhD – Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and Author of The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
Dr. Gordon Marino is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Gordon took his doctorate from the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. Before coming to St. Olaf in 1995, he taught at Harvard, Yale, and Virginia Military Institute. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, Gordon is the author of “Kierkegaard in the Present Age,” co-editor of “The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard,” and editor of the Modern Library’s “Basic Writings of Existentialism and Ethics: The Essential Writings.” In addition to his scholarly publications, Gordon’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and many other national and international publications. A former boxer, Gordon has been a USA Boxing coach since 1995. He was the head coach of boxing at Virginia Military Institute and currently trains both amateurs and professionals in Minnesota. He is also an award-winning boxing writer for among other venues, the Wall Street Journal.