Eric Lefkofsky-Fighting Cancer With Tempus
An astonishing amount of Americans have cancer or will get cancer in their lifetime-about 40 percent. Most people know at least one person who has cancer as well. About 14.5 million people living in the United States were battling cancer in 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. That figure is most likely going to reach over 19 million by 2014.
Companies such as Tempus are making some impressive advances and are taking charge of data-enabled precision medicine. Tempus was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky. When his wife got breast cancer, he soon realized that there is a lot to be desired when it comes to the collection of data and digital technology. There just is no efficient way to harness the information collected about patients and their treatments in place.
Tempus is helping to create a more efficient and effective way that cancer care is handled. Tempus created a platform that makes it possible to analyze molecular data and analytics software that is not only accessible but affordable as well. Tempus is also finding a better way to handle the way that sensitive information about cancer patients is collected and kept. Tempus has come up with software that can effectively handle progress notes and is able to process natural language, and it also has optical character recognition capabilities. Tempus is making it possible to help advance the treatment of cancer.
Genome sequencing is normally very expensive, but Tempus is helping to drive that cost down. Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus are enabling doctors to pair their cancer patients with the correct treatments more accurately. They are also making it possible to obtain information that is continuously updated and always available so that decisions on the spot can be made with much less risk.
Eric Lefkofsky, co-founder, and CEO of Tempus established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. He serves as a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and obtained his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/
Doe Deere: Morning Routine
Whether you wake up in the morning, afternoon or evening – we all have a “morning routine“. For some, it includes immediately brushing their teeth and taking a shower. For others – well, they have got to get that workout in before anything else. Have you ever wondered what a morning routine looks like for wildly successful people? When you own a major company, what is the first thing you do in the morning?
Some may immediately be met with thoughts of being served breakfast in bed, other’s may be wondering if a CEO wakes up and immediately starts working. For Doe Deere, the founder and CEO of the highly successful beauty company – Lime Crime – her morning routine is far from either of these images. In fact, it’s so normal that you might feel like you could become the next CEO of a major brand with your get-up-and-go routine.
Doe Deere got her humbling start in Russia, but had later decided that was no longer the place for her to achieve her dreams. When she was 17 years old, she moved to New York City to achieve her vision of becoming a musician. This is where she met her future husband and business parter, Mark, where they learned the tools of the marketing trade as well as refining their cohesive business partnership.
So what does her morning routine look like? Well, much like most of our morning routines.
At 8:30 every single morning, Doe wakes up. She loves being a morning person and doesn’t even need an alarm clock anymore to do so. Upon waking up, it’s imperative for her to immediately drink a glass of water, which many say is a sure fire way to start a successful day. After, she does some morning stretches and completes one of the best parts of waking up – breakfast. Doe’s favorite breakfast foods are grits, yogurt, fruit, and orange juice. Now, she’s ready to check in with her company and Instagram.
Part two of her morning routine consists of what she’s most known for – her make up. Her current go-to look consists of foundation, brow filler, and blush. She often switched between a pink or red lip color which is then framed by her signature loose curls. The rest of her morning consists of spending time with her pet cats until she arrives at her office at 12 pm.
Follow Doe’s morning routine and you too, will be left feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/doe-deere#/entity
End Citizens United Energizes Conor Lamb’s Bid In Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District Race
A special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb promises to highlight corruption and big money in politics associated with Saconne’s corporate donors. It also promises to highlight campaign finance laws, and the need for small individual donations in political campaigns, with the End Citizens United Pac now backing Lamb’s candidacy. Their network is comprised of small donations from individuals, such as union members.
End Citizens United backs candidates that support campaign finance reform. Their goal is to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allowed big money corporate contributions to flow into political campaigns. End Citizens United believe corporate money contributes to political corruption, and doesn’t encourage a government working on behalf of the people. Lamb is against accepting donations from corporate executives, unlike Saccone who has the financial backing of corporate heavyweights.
Republican corporate donors include a high ticket $5000.000 ad campaign by the 45Committee. Saccone is also backed by End Spending, who promised $1 million in ad buys. He also received a direct endorsement from Donald Trump, who gave his support at a political rally. In a year when American citizens are less likely to vote for establishment politicians, and are energized by change, republican big money donors may not be enough to win the race.
For instance, in a little over a year voters across the nation have flipped one U.S. senate seat, one governor’s seat, and 34 state legislative seats. This may not bode well in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. Establishment politicians have also taken a back seat to honesty and a strong voice.
Lamb is a veteran of the marines, and a former federal prosecutor, and has campaigned across the 18th district in recent weeks. He’s been welcomed by huge crowds who recognize opportunities for change. Lamb is, however, battling against big money, and republican influence, which is one of the reasons for the End Citizen’s United backing. For instance, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super PAC, promises to open a field office in the 18th district. Vice President Mike Pence also said he plans to campaign.
The White House and big money interests, however, may not be enough to secure a republican win. Democrats have voted in high numbers in state elections, and are weary of corrupt practices. All reasons why Lamb, in the Congressional 18th District Special Election, may have more than an excellent chance of winning.
We’re proud to stand with Conor Lamb! He’s rejecting all corporate PAC money because his focus is on working families, not deep-pocketed mega-donors.
Please go to https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/james-bopp-citizens-united/ for more.
How Nick Vertucci Turns Ideas into Actions
Some of you may have heard of Nick Vertucci and his real estate academy, the NV Real Estate. People are talking about it, but where he is now wasn’t a walk in the park, according to the man himself.
He came from a rather humble background. His family didn’t have enough growing up, and when his father died when he was 10, the real estate pro saw things even more difficult than it was before.
Nick Vertucci turned things around when he turned 18 and started selling computer accessories of the many kinds. He made his own business, and while things ran smoothly at first, he soon lost track, got wallowed in debts, and he found his career gone.
Losing his house in the process, Nick Vertucci never gave up. His strong will led him to real estate where he worked as an investor. He excelled in the industry and free himself from debt. It inspired him to launch his own real estate efforts — the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy, also known as NVREA.
These days, Nick spends most of his time in his corporate office space, which is strategically attached to his home and another personal office. Describing his typical day, he says he’s on the phone a lot, walking in and out of the different departments of his corporate office in California.
He continues to exude positive energy each and every day and believes that real estate and entrepreneurship should be continued to push further. “I see an upward trend of entrepreneurship, which this country needs and I dig it,” Nick said in an interview.
Nick Vertucci sees himself as an extremely lucky man, having been at an all-time low at some point, but redeemed himself just in time before he lost all hope. Now, he helps a lot of people through NVREA, teaching enthusiasts how the real estate industry works and how to be successful in it.