Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is a man who wears many hats. Not only is he a successful entrepreneur and author but he is also a respected educator and philanthropist. He helped found five technology startups worth more than a billion dollars. Lefkofsky is the CEO of Tempus, a technology company  he co-founded, which has developed an operating system to aid in the fight against cancer. To this end, they are compiling the world’s largest library of molecular and clinical data and the aforementioned operating system to make that data accessible and useful. Utilizing transcriptomic and genomic sequencing and deep machine learning, Tempus assists doctors in their effort to achieve a better understanding each patient’s tumor. Doctors can also discover more personalized treatment options by analyzing clinical and molecular data. This along with detailed reporting delivered directly to the patient’s physician, as well as new and unique research technologies occurring in synthetic and animal models rather than patients, has allowed Tempus to advance the battle against cancer to a place never before imagined.  Source investor.groupon.com.

 

As a man who has spent much of his life in the business of starting, running, and selling technology companies to the tune of a hefty profit, according to chicagobusiness.com  he is well versed in the fast paced, blink and you miss it, culture in which these types of companies exist. More importantly, Eric Lefkofsky understands how disruptive businesses (businesses that disrupt the status quo by offering better choices in price, service, convenience, or funtionality) are not only formed, but grown and sustained as well. In the world of technology, someone might have that great idea with the potential to completely change the face of an industry. Many times that someone can let that advantage slip through their hands. It is important, if not imperative, that businesses today come to realize the fast pace of technology and how it allows competitors to come from anywhere at anytime and overtake them. It is just this knowledge and the experience from which it was gained that Eric Lefkofsky hopes to provide in his book Accelerated Disruption.

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