Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was born in Detroit Michigan in the United States on September 2, 1969, and is now married to Elizabeth Lefkofsky. The entrepreneur has cofounded Tempus, where he serves as CEO, Groupon where he serves as chairman, Echo Global logistics (ECHO), InnerWorkings (INWK), Mediaocean and Uptake. He is also a co-founder of Lightbank, a Chicago based venture capital firm. Have a peek at tempus.com.
Eric grew up as a Jew in Southfield, Michigan. His father was a structural engineer and his mother a schoolteacher. He graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School in 1987, and attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors in 1991. He advanced in the same university in the school of Law to get his Juris Doctor in the year 1993. Source: investor.groupon.com
Tempus is a technological company that is approaching genomic data in a new way. It is devising a way to build the biggest library in the world holding molecular and clinical data, and an operating system to make data easily accessible and useful. To achieve this, doctors use the genomic and transcriptomic sequencing in their labs, and deep machine language to understand a patient’s tumor. Physicians then analyze molecular data and clinical data all together to find personalized treatment options. They then offer a detailed output that shows actionable insights and their effect on a patient’s treatment. Their combined effort with physicians and researchers has led to development of automatic and cell culture technology helpful to allow screening of therapies in animal models. As mentioned, Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO of the company and has been on the forefront of promoting these developments.
Accelerated Disruption is a book authored by Eric Lefkofsky. It is a blueprint on creating a business that delivers unique value and makes profit from large and deeply scattered markets. The author gifts the reader some principles to help them. Some include choosing the right industries to innovate, understanding the pain of a company and changing it to competitive advantage, getting the best out of people through smart automation, mastering the art of quick release product improvement, and promoting your idea in the face of industry and investor resistance.
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