Reading with Rolf Dobelli The next event of our reading series «Das andere Buch an der Uni», will see Rolf Dobelli read from «Und was machen Sie beruflich?» on Thursday, 25 November 2004. Reading series «Das andere Buch an der Uni» Rolf Dobelli reads from «Und was machen Sie beruflich?» Library of the University of St. Gallen, under the cupola Thursday, 25. November 2004, 7.30 pm Free entry. Reading in German About the book Gehrer, Dobelli’s hero in “Fünfunddreissig”, is also a successful marketing director who is married to an attractive lawyer. His chances of becoming CEO seem good. But right on his 35th birthday Gehrer goes through a major crisis. "Und was machen Sie beruflich?" is Dobelli’s first novel. Gehrer is a marketing director for the international SolutionsUniverse. Shortly before his 40th birthday, he becomes a victim of the recession. Similarly to so many other people, he is given his notice. The impact it has on him is considerable. And Gehrer goes through hell and back to adjust to his new status as someone who has lost his job. And there is one thing he cannot do: tell his wife Jeannette who is currently pursuing an unstoppable career. About the author Rolf Dobelli, born in 1966 in Lucerne, studied and obtained a Ph.D. at the HSG. His doctoral thesis on “Deconstruction of the economic discourse” was written in 1995. After that he started out on a textbook career in the old economy. He was with the SAirGroup for seven years, finally as director of a subsidiary in the US where he was responsible for over 450 employees. He has lived in Australia, Hong Kong, England and in the US. In 1998 he started his own company, getAbstract, which is now the largest provider worldwide of summarised business literature. It is also on the teaching platform at the HSG. At 38, Rolf Dobelli is a successful entrepreneur and one year ago he started out as a novelist as a sideline. “Fünfunddreissig”, his first novel, was published in the summer 2003 by Diogenes.