Eric is the man tasked with the responsibility of modernizing treatment at Tempus. He is Tempus’ co-founder and chief executive officer. He is also a managing director of Lightbank, a fund invested in disruptive technology. Eric also has a leadership role at Groupon being its co-founder. Apart from leading this e-commerce hub, he is also a co-founder of Uptake Technologies,a predictive analysis firm. Eric is a trustee at Lurie Children hospital and chairperson of Steppenwolf Theatre’s board.
Eric Lefkofsky builds the basic foundations needed at Tempus to modernize the way cancer is treated. This health-tech system, Tempus, uses algorithms to analyze geometric data which is collected. This data having been collected and analyzed helps doctors come up with better care plans for patients at the facility.
Of Accelerated Disruption
In the world of business today, people are getting more and more creative. Businesses are coming up and offering to consumers services and products at a cheaper price compared to the older established businesses. These businesses are disruptive enterprises since they disorganize the old way. Accelerated disruption, as explained by Lefkofsky, happens when businesses are developed in line with the ever changing technological advancements in the market. In Lefkofsky’s book, Accelerated Distribution: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation,he writes at length about this concept.
Eric talks about how to identify the industry to introduce innovation. In his book, he has also talked of smart automations saying these help. The mastery of improvement of products is also dealt with in his book. Other areas discussed include promoting ideas in an industry that is resistant to innovations and ways of raising capital. In an in depth explanation, Eric show how a company’s customer base can be turned into the R&D team.
Eric went to the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies. He attained a Juris Doctor in Michigan University’s law school. As an adjunct don he works at Chicago University.
Eric is a generous giver and his donations and contributions to humanitarian causes are through his family foundation. Last November, the family foundation made a generous contribution to Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Centre. The foundation also gave a whopping $500,000 to cancer research in the Stanford University. Another $ 1.2 million was given to the Michigan’s university for helping in cancer research. Weill Cornell also got $250,000 for researching on breast cancer. Clearly, Eric feels particularly inclined to helping in the search for a cancer cure.
Eric does not have a definite success formula for folks out there. He says that fortune sometimes plays a role in success or failure. His fortune has been that he has built his business on the internet during a time of great growth.