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July 26, 2016 Dinner Meeting

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TomHouston, We Have a Problem!

Project Apollo is perhaps the most successful collaborative project ever undertaken by mankind. It has been overlooked for decades as a model from which we can replicate achieving impossible goals and resolving complex catastrophic problems. Houston, We Have a Problem, is an introduction to The Apollo Business Model™ which defines how we won the space race in seven years and how that model can help businesses achieve their most astronomical goals. The presenter worked at Mission Control in Houston during Project Apollo and has codified his experiences at NASA, his work with more than 700 companies, and his obsession with excellence, documented in his 12 books.


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Speaker: Tom Taormina, Management Consultant
Tom's Bio:
Tom Taormina is a Senior Business Advisor in the fields of business process and quality system management and in organizational excellence. Tom has authored 12 books in these fields. He has helped companies from startups to Fortune 100’s, like Dell Computer, Burlington Northern Railroad and Ford Motor Credit achieve their most challenging goals. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Nevada Development Authority and was a co-founder of APEX, the Nevada State Quality Award.
Tom was one of the first Quality Control Engineers when the discipline began its evolution in the 1960’s. He was a member of the Project Apollo team for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he worked in the Mission Control Center for 14 years. His pioneering work on Project Apollo started a 40+ year career that led to amassing a unique set of experiential data from working with nearly 700 companies.
His 12th book, It WAS Rocket Science, reveals the business model of Project Apollo that enables business leaders to achieve enterprise success utilizing the same processes used to win the space race in less than a decade. Also from the book, he shares the steps to solving impossible problems learned from the Apollo 13 disaster in space.
Tom is a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. He has lived and worked in Virginia City, NV since 1996.

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