Monthly Archives: July 2017

Eric Lefkofsky Modernizes the Healthcare Industry

When it comes to healthcare and modern technology many specialists would agree there is a large gap left to be filled in between the two. This held true until that gap was filled by Eric Lefkofsky and his company called Tempus. Tempus has led cancer care to become even more effective by creating a technological platform that enables the massive amount of data collected from cancer patients to be delivered faster and simpler. This platform more particularly analyzes and examines each individual cancer patient’s clinical and molecular data in order to provide a more effective and inclusive electronic health record. Tempus is promoting the fight of cancer on molecular and cellular levels thus promoting human genome sequencing.

One of the many reasons Tempus is so dedicated to advancing technologies in order to fight cancer is because of the aforementioned Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus Eric Lefkofsky and his very personal story with cancer. Eric was born in Michigan during the year of 1969. After graduating from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991 he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law school. Even though he was born and raised in Michigan Lefkofsky eventually moved to Chicago. After moving to Chicago Eric Lefkofsky received teaching jobs at prestigious schools including DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Managment. For now, he is keeping his teaching skills sharp by teaching at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

After falling in love and marrying Liz, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. After this diagnoses and initial journey into the fight against cancer, Lefkofsky saw on a direct level just how much work needed to be done to advance the industry. Thanks to him noticing this area desperately in need of advancement and taking charge Tempus can go on to help the projected 19 million people that could have some form of cancer by the year 2024.

Learn More: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/

Life Line Screening: Saving Lives’ Through Preventive Health Screening

Life Line Screening is a private company founded in 1993, in Florida. The company’s headquarters is in Independence, Cleveland. It currently serves 48 US States. Life Line Screening provides Preventing Health Screenings service. The company has employed over 1,000 employees. The company is also based in the United Kingdom, and its website is www.lifelinescreening.com.

Life Line Screenings founders include Colin Scully and Timothy Phillips. The company engages in various screening services for adults in the community. The firm received its accreditation by the renowned Better Business Bureau in the year 1996. Interesting to note, on a scale of A+ to F, they received an A+. The high ratings were as a result of the few cases of complaint received. The company also had a reputable background which contributed to its high ratings.

Life Line Screening has conducted eight million health screenings. These screenings include ultrasound scans, electrocardiography, and blood screenings. Through Life Line Screening, diseases such as peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm could be detected. Life line Screening holds over 16,000 local community events that provide screening services.

Life Line Screening has played a big role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. This is being achieved through early detection of cardiovascular issues. The screenings have proved fruitful in identifying these cardiovascular issues. The company carries out non-invasive testing procedures to access a patient’s likelihood of developing cardiovascular issues.

These tests involve ultrasound of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries. Measurement of the ankle brachial index is also done. The aim of this test is to know whether a patient suffers from a peripheral vascular disease. Life Line Screening also offers osteoporosis and EKG screenings. These screenings detect atrial fibrillation, a risk factor for stroke.

Life Line Screening continues to develop new screenings to enhance life quality for patients. Recently, they have added lung screening for those concerned about their lungs functionality and health. The company has also developed a program targeted at helping people with type 2 diabetes. Life Line Screening uses the most advanced and sophisticated technology to provide the most accurate screening methods. Life Line Screening aims at achieving top notch health services.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Line_Screening

The Best Franchisee of the World is Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes,the Mexican investor of Sushi Itto, won the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) award for his contributions to the Japanese food chain, an annual competition held in Florence, Italy. Omar entered the franchise business at 21 years of age building his empire to 10 percent of the franchise. His 13 units are located in Mexico City, Puebla and Veracruz.

Mr. Yunes holds significant control of the food industry through the aggressive marketing of his brand. Motivating his over 400 employees toward the company’s goals, his leadership has created a growing professional network whom have harnessed his enthusiasm toward a centralized business strategy.

Yunes commented, “I feel very proud. I am only the representative, the reality is that this is a prize of the 400 employees of the 13 units that manage and the brand that has allowed us to innovate.”

The Best Franchisee of the World is attended by representatives from dozens of countries from all over the globe. Evaluating each franchisee based on their network and not their brand, Omar Yunes stood out for his contributions to the franchising model which includes knowledge, acumen, and influence.

Benjamin Cancelmo, CEO of Sushi Itto views the Best Franchisee of the World as a “…manifestation of the joint effort to offer our customers excellent service, a remarkable flavor and unique hospitality.”

Yunes also came in first in Mexico’s national qualifier. His recognition on an international level speaks of the growing franchise industry in his home country, and his role in contributing to that.

Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) is a global competition which recognizes the contributions franchisees like Omar Yunes have on their brand. The objective being to honor the collaboration and leadership of all those nominated individuals.

This year, that honor goes to Mexico’s Omar Yunes. His strong commitment to success has brought attention to both his brand, Sushi Itto, and his homeland which up until now, has been known for their more regional brands. The first version of the BFW Mexico brought together a total of 34 franchisees from various cities and regions of the country.

Bruce Bent II’s Business Advice to Others

As a successful financial company CEO and someone who has been working in business for many years, Bruce Bent II has been able to bring a lot of success to different areas and to help people with the options that they have. He has done more with the experiences that he has and that has given him a chance to try new things. He always does what he can to help his clients and to people who are trying to have financial success. This often means that he gives away valuable advice for free so that people can get more out of it and so that they can enjoy everything that there is to offer in the financial world. By doing this, he has allowed himself the chance to try more and to do more with the options that he has.

Bruce Bent II always makes sure that he listens to his gut. He does everything by intuition and, if it doesn’t feel right, he doesn’t do it. There are many things that he has backed out of because of his intuition and because of the way that he feels about things. Bruce Bent II wants other people to know that they should trust their instincts and not do something if it doesn’t feel right. Before he became extremely successful, there were many things that he did even though he thought they were bad ideas. Most of the time, these ended up being bad choices in the industry.

As a successful entrepreneur, Bruce Bent II also wants people to know things that they can do to protect their finances. One of the things that he has done to protect his own is created his own food. He has invested in chickens as well as other things that he can grow on his own. By doing this, he saves a lot of money on food. The low cost of growing and raising your own food often outweighs the fact that you don’t have to go to the grocery store all of the time to get things that you might need to use.


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End Citizens United Raises $11 Million

There are several advocacy groups that have been fighting to overturn the decision of Supreme Court regarding Citizens United. These groups include Public Citizen, besides Common Cause along with People for the American Way. A new group was added to this list in March 2015. It is the End Citizens United PAC. It wants to overturn this controversial decision of the Supreme Court too. But it wants to do so by helping to elect more Democrats in the US Government.

End Citizens United has an aggressive strategy. It is founded by three former specialists who were looking after online fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They are also running Mothership Strategies which is a consulting firm. It is clear that they have a mindset towards list building as well as big volume fundraising. Earlier all this was being done by some dedicated non-profit agencies.

This PAC has a methodology of sending out urgent solicitations through e-mail. At times, these amounted to even seven each day. These would have messages that would ask people to send their donation so that they become a founding member of End Citizens United. They need to rush as Republicans are chipping away at various finance laws related to the campaign. Hence there is urgency in order to restore Democracy. Hence action needs to be taken immediately. The minimum contribution being requested was of $5.

It was a highly successful strategy. It helped End Citizens United to raise $11 million. All this was mainly through small donations that were being collected online.

The founders of End Citizens United are Greg Berlin, Jake Lipsett along with Charles Starnes. They feel that Citizens United has unleashed huge amounts of political cash. This way it has become simply impossible for the Democrats to pass their Party agenda. This is why End Citizens United has been created so that Democrats are elected who can change all this.

This strategy was very different and unique in the world of political fundraising world. Typically, non-profits tend to build up relationships with their supporters by going through several actions. But End Citizens United was buying extensive lists and then asking people to make donations.

Non-profits tend to organize protests and such other events. They will circulate petitions. This is the way they would advocate for any legislation, or against it. They are looking at grassroots engagement with their supporters and not at soliciting money from them.

Besides, End Citizens United was sending these emails to those donors who had already funded several non-profits that were looking after campaign finance reform.

Hence these fundraising tactics by End Citizens United are not very common in the case of candidate campaigns or party committees. But this is being used as a way to keep engaged with the supporters too.

 

 

 

Andrew Rolfe’s Role in the Development of the Ubuntu Education Fund

Jacob Lief is the founder and the CEO of the Ubuntu Education Fund. He was a regular speaker at high-profile events including the World Economic Forum. He raised a lot of money for the organization from donors. Lief soon came to the realization that the non-profit did not have a positive impact on the lives of people. The Ubuntu Education Fund is based in South Africa. It helps children in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape Province. Lief decided to change his strategy with regards to how the non-profit raised funds.

The first step was to decline grants from donors who placed restrictions on the manner that the money would be spent. He shifted his focus on the children and looked for the best ways to support them. The Ubuntu Education Fund works with family foundations and individuals with a high net-worth. They focus on donors who do not set limits and who give them freedom. The non-profit has a smaller budget, but Lief says that they are able to do more. This is because they have narrowed their scope and their focus. The Ubuntu Education Fund developed the Ubuntu model to meet its objectives. They collaborate with the communities and the families of the children to come up with plans for the children.

The plans are created to ensure that the future of the child is stable and that they do not fall into poverty. This is done by giving them access to better health and education. Donors prefer to serve on the boards of the organizations that they fund. This is because they want to have a say in the activities and the operations. The board of directors of the Ubuntu Fund is made up of businessmen and leaders from the UK, the USA, and South Africa. Andrew Rolfe serves as the chairman of the board. Rolfe is involved in guiding the boards towards discussions that help the board to meet its objectives. Rolfe was chosen to the board because of his expertise and his involvement. Andrew Rolfe and Jacob Lief have been instrumental in the performance of the non-profit.