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Accomplishments of Eric Lefkofsky

Groupon’s founder, Eric Lefkofsky also has a cancer fighting startup known as Tempus. This program wants to give doctors at the University of Chicago information that will help to better treat breast cancer patients. The Tempus program, based in Chicago has announced a partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine that will help provide molecular sequencing and analysis to breast cancer specialists that will help create personalized treatment plans for patients. They predict they will analyze information from around 1,000 breast cancer patients. This data will help doctors and researchers discover patterns that can predict how patients will respond to treatment. This program uses machine learning and genomic sequencing that allows doctors to make real time decisions and personalized treatment decisions for the patients. Breast cancer is among the most common cancers, yet there is little accessible information on the millions of patients who have and still are battling this disease. Because of this, too many physicians are forced to make decisions for their patients treatment without very useful information that could help them make better and more informed decisions. The Tempus program was founded in 2015, and is headquartered in Chicago, where others of Eric Lefkofsky’s programs are based.

Eric Lefkofsky was born September 2, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School. His net worth, as of February 2017, was $1.97 billion. Apart from being co-founder and CEO of Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky is also a founding partner of Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.

He established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This is a private charitable foundation that enhances the lives in the communities served. He serves as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science, The Art Institute of Chicago and World Business of Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, as well as an author of Accelerated Disruption and learn more about Eric.

In December of 2010, Google reportedly offered $6 billion for Groupon. The offer was, however, turned down possibly because of the regulatory scrutiny the deal might face and

How Marc Sparks Views Life and Business

Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur is now known as one of the greatest businessmen and philanthropists on earth. Sparks is so dedicated to his entrepreneurial journey that he readily appears in the dictionary with the term, “serial entrepreneur”. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Sparks grew up with an idea of what big business looked like. Focused on startups, he was viewed as the best resource for many companies early in their planning stages and physical launch.


Sparks has always easily spoken of his disasters just as much as he talks about his successes in business. With much to contribute to the world of business, Sparks made the decision to begin chronicling his journey along the way. His view is that God knows all, creates all, and has a hand in everything we do in life and in our business endeavors. The big reveal in his opinion is that God gives us these experiences to help prepare us for what success means. Sparks is humble, sharing that his success is only possible as the result of his God’s love and provision.


With no formal training or education, Sparks was ready to accept challenges that many others would turn down. His desire to push forward regardless of circumstances has given him an edge in all of his endeavors. His greatest passion is for building companies, and with so much knowledge and wisdom to contribute, Sparks launched Timber Creek Capital to help others do the same. His vision for helping young entrepreneurs and their startups would translate into his teaching on how to start from the idea to the funding, and business planning before taking the step to an official business launch.


Sparks’ tenacity comes through when he sees a business that didn’t get off the ground because others did not think it could work. His firm is dedicated to keeping some of those businesses private, nurturing them with those who work alongside him on a daily basis. He believes in leading by example, showing others what it means to take an idea and focus on nurturing it to the point of growth and expansion later down the road. The focus ultimately is to lead his team into greatness, so that they can teach others in the same fashion he has himself.


The most admirable quality that Sparks has that wins him favor with his team, is that he allows everyone to meet with him when they need to in real time so that nothing is delayed, giving it the name, “Spark Speed”. He believes that meeting the challenges when they happen is the best way to approach life.


When to use Wen – from a fine haired girl’s perspective

This article is a recap of a Article about Wen by Chaz. Written by Emily McClure, she walks us through a week of her experience using WEN Hair Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner. Full Article:

Wen was created by Chaz Dean, a passionate man who created a company and line after moving to Los Angeles. Once Dean decided to move his salon to an upscale spot in Hollywood, he gained celebrity clientele to further validate the satisfying results his products created.

Emily McClure prefaces her experience of experimenting with Wen Hair Products with explaining that her hair is short, fine, and frequently greasy when she wakes up. Her review validates the shiny look Wen Products provide as she walks us through directions on how to use the product and how the product combats daily strain on hair.

The Wen Products suggest a minimum of 10 pumps and maximum of 32 pumps contingent on length of hair. While McClue opts for the minimum amount, she is equally satisfied as no loose strands of her hair had fell out during the soak and rinse of the product.

Upon styling of McClure’s hair, her hair was noticeably voluminous and shiny. As she had ended the week with drinks her friends had noticed a difference in her hair enough to give her compliments. While McClure styled her hair throughout the week, she noticed her hair was softer to the touch. As she broke into the routine of showering and styling with Wen Hair Products in the morning to get ready for the day, she concluded that the early bird gets the worm as this cleansing conditioner proved to bring noticeably voluminous, softer, and shinier hair for the day.

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Diversant and Principal Executive John Goullet

Talk about top IT job search facilitator in the country, Diversant Company comes to mind. In fact, it is said to be the top and major African-American private company in the IT staffing industry. Its IT staffing services are tailored to enable its clients to become business partners. Diversant Company is powered by its founder, and Principal, John Goullet, who leads the company using transformative ideas motivated by the requirements of its associates, clients, and the communities at large. He also utilizes various consultative methods enabling lasting partnerships with clients to deal with IT critical issues. John Goullet is a product of Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA and holds a Bachelor degree.

John Goullet started Info Technologies Inc. in 1994 offering IT services and solutions such as Information Technology/System project management, application development, network engineering, and a host of others to large corporations. With his vast experience and expertise, he grew his company making it worth $30 million within 5 years of operation. He was credited with his knowledge of the IT environment and ability to match the IT staff requirements of his corporate clients with competent IT professional consultants. Under his abled leadership and hard work, his company was ranked the 8th position of the top 500 rising private businesses in the country. In 2010 Info Technologies Inc. was merged with Diversant Inc. to become a certified, African-American Minority-Owned business enterprise (MBE) and a top IT staffing firm in the country. John Goullet is currently the Principal of Diversant Inc. and continues to provide new approaches to meet challenges that affect constant changes in the IT marketplace.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, John Goullet got the idea that transformed to Diversant Inc. based the “low-barriers-to-entry business” he encountered 24 years ago. Talking about from his life experience, John stated that the habit to make him a productive entrepreneur was being skeptical and took on his competitors by pushing the company forward. He said the success of his company stems from his strategic decision to hire best people to build a sales engine and empower employees through training, mentoring and coaching and John’s lacrosse camp.


Fabletics Takes on Reverse Show Rooming

Fabletics is one of the hottest new clothing companies around. This is a company that sells a wide assortment of athletic workout clothes for women. There is a lot of talk about this company because one of the co-founders is a celebrity. She has appeared in many movies, and she is known throughout a lot of different circles because she even has a famous mother. This celebrity is none other than Kate Hudson. She is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, and both of these actresses have had very successful careers. This plays well into the promotion of the Fabletics brand because it reaches several generations with the fan base of these two actresses. The website is what was launched first, but there are several of these stores in various cities like California and Chicago.


This company has less than 20 stores in existence right now, but it generates more than 200 million in revenue annually. The large majority of the sales come from what is sold on the website, and people are wondering exactly why Kate Hudson is choosing to branch out more. It is obvious that the overhead is far less with the online website, but Kate Hudson is using something called reverse showrooming. This is a platform in which she is using the Fabletics website to draw in customers, but she is trying to acquire more customers to come to physical brick-and-mortar stores.

This is the goal that she has for the 100 stores that she plans to open within the next five years. At one time many companies were moving away from the brick-and-mortar stores and simply selling on the internet because the cost was lower. The cost of operating this way with something that would be more beneficial to a large majority of stores that sold things like electronics or products like furniture. With a clothing store, however, where women would be trying on different clothes it was possible for a brick-and-mortar store to thrive. Kate Hudson has become well aware that over time, and she believes that her reverse showrooming will definitely pay off.


Hudson is a firm believer that this concept will lead more customers towards the stores for purchases. They become fascinated by what they can purchase online, but they also are interested in seeing a Fabletics store in their town. So many consumers like to try on different clothes before they buy.