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How Eric Lefkofsky is Using Data to Defeat Cancer

How Eric Lefkofsky is Using Data to Defeat Cancer

Throughout his diverse and lauded career, serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky has made a name for himself by using data to create industry-leading companies. Over his 20+ year career, Lefkofsky has used data analytics to disrupt industries ranging from freight logistics at Echo Global Logistics to media-buying at MediaBank to, most famously, the e-commerce marketplace at Groupon.

It was with this same data-driven mindset that Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus, a health-tech startup that’s building “an operating system to battle cancer.” The goal of Tempus is simple: to help cancer-stricken patients and their doctors fight the disease by learning from the treatment data of other patients around the country.

For the healthcare industry, an industry that has been notoriously slow to modernize, Tempus represents a new, technology-driven approach to cancer treatment. Analyzing molecular and therapeutic data, Tempus will allow doctors to be more informed about the latest trends and, most importantly, provide more personalized treatments for patients.

For Lefkofsky, who will lead Tempus as its CEO, it would have been all too easy to take a break and rest on his earlier successes following his departure from Groupon in 2015. Instead, however, Lefkofsky, who has donated millions to cancer research, decided to use data science to help an industry in desperate need of a technological facelift.

While Lefkofsky will be the first to tell you his new venture is, first and foremost, a business, the company’s goal and mission is, perhaps, more in line with Lefkofsky’s philanthropic endeavors. Like his entrepreneurial career, Lefkofsky’s philanthropic strategy is wide-ranging and diverse. Between his foundation, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, and his own personal philanthropy, Lefkofsky supports and donates to causes ranging from education and human rights to arts and culture. Lefkofsky has been particularly influential and generous to the city of Chicago, where he sits on the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the board of directors of The Art Institute of Chicago, the board of directors of The Museum of Science and Industry, and a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a Chicago-based performing arts institution. On top of all of this, Lefkofsky has followed in the footsteps of wealthy entrepreneurs such as Warren Buffet and Bill gates in taking the The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give a large portion of his new worth to philanthropic causes.

In many ways, Tempus is just another way Lefkofsky is giving back. This time, though, he is hoping to do so using data science and analytics. Given his track record over the past 23 years, it would seem a safe bet to think Tempus is destined for great things.

Professor Sujit Choudhry Success in Comparative Law

Professor Sujit Choudhry Success in Comparative Law

Overview

Comparative law is the study of similarities and differences between two legal systems. It can involve comparing religious laws with traditional or customary laws. The comparative law also includes analyzing differences and similarities between countries legal systems for example the Chinese and the American legal systems. In most countries, comparative law has not been practiced, but for countries like England, it has been their tradition. It has helped them to know the flaws and strengths of their legal systems. Today almost every country in the world is practicing comparative law.

Importance of Comparative Law

Comparative law has some benefits. These benefits include helping to build and develop a great legal system with minimum or no flaws. Researchers can study different legal systems across the world and get to know what features should the constitution governing the country contain and what it shouldn’t. They can examine failures of an individual legal system.

Another importance of comparative law is helping countries relate with others without interfering with the laws set. By countries understanding laws of each other, carrying out business is smooth. Business people understand the laws of the countries they are dealing with, and they can run their activities without breaking the law.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned professor of comparative constitutional law. He has been in the field of comparing constitutional laws of different countries for an extended period. He has gained skills and knowledge adequate for building a constitution. Professor Choudhry has played a role in making the constitution of different countries, which include Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, and Libya among other countries.

Professor Choudhry is among the founder directors of Center for Constitutional Transitions, which is an organization that gathers information useful in making a constitution. The organization creates a network of specialists to carry out research and provide an evidence-based report that paves the way for law and policy-making. The organization has been successful and has worked with various NGO’s, think tanks and Universities.

Conclusion

For a country to run, it requires a constitution. Making one is not an easy task. It requires a team of professionals to carry out research, compares laws of different countries, review them, and get to see their strength and weaknesses. These factors make comparative law necessary. Professor Choudhry has played a great role in making the constitution-making process easier. He has worked with some countries and helped them to build a better constitution.

Brazilian Assets Are Among The Best Performing Investments In The World In 2016

Brazilian Assets Are Among The Best Performing Investments In The World In 2016

 

The belief that new President Michel Temer can put the fiscal books in order in Brazil is growing. There are signs that the sluggish economy is starting to wake up, but most economists say the country will still have negative growth in 2016. The good news is, the Real has gotten stronger against the dollar. The Real’s value has increased more than 26 percent in 2016. The recent 3.10 Real to one-dollar rate is the highest rate in 15 months. President Temer’s public spending cap is another sign that the lawmakers in Brazil are serious about getting the country’s economy moving again, and they are standing behind Temer. A new economic report shows that Brazilian assets are among the best performing investments in 2016 is a great sign that foreign investors see the potential that investors like Flavio Maluf see. Flavio Maluf is the CEO of the building material supplier, Eucatex.

 

 

Flavio Maluf has firsthand knowledge of the Brazilian market. His family has been in business in Brazil for more than 90 years. Eucatex started as a eucalyptus ceiling tile manufacturer in the 1950s in the state of Sao Paulo. Flavio’s grandfather owned the Americana Sawmill Americana in Sao Paulo. The sawmill cut a lot of eucalyptus wood for customers. Maluf decided to use some of the excess wood in ceiling tiles. The mill was already producing soft boards from the wood, so the tiles were a natural progression. The ceiling tiles were a hit in the domestic building market, so in 1954, Maluf has established Eucatex to handle the demand.

 

 

The popularity of the eucalyptus ceiling tiles spread across Brazil and into Argentina. Eucatex opened its first offices between 1956 and 1965 in several Brazilian cities and in Buenos Aires. In 1965, Eucatex started shipping ceiling tiles to Europe. According to Wikipedia, Flavio Maluf was named president in 1997, and he expanded the product line. Today, Eucatex ships varnishes, paints, MDF panels and other products to countries around the world. Flavio Maluf is well-known for playing a role in making Eucatex one of the most environmentally friendly manufacturing companies in Brazil. Maluf decided to use renewable energy in all Eucatex factories and offices several years ago.

Online Reputation Management Firm Added To Inc. 500 List

Online Reputation Management Firm Added To Inc. 500 List

It’s safe to say that every company has one common goal that they hope to achieve and that is being added to the Inc. 500 list. This coveted list names five hundred companies that are growing quickly; to be added to the list is heralded as an exemplary achievement. Status Labs, an online reputation management firm founded by Darius Fisher, has achieved just that. “We continue to grow, hire and expand, and I feel optimistic about the future of Status Labs.” Darius Fisher said when asked about how he feels about his company being added to the list. The list was created to showcase an important side of business, the independent entrepreneurs. Other companies added to the list were Yelp!, LinkedIn, and Zillow.

 

Fisher has dealt with maintaining his online reputation personally, so who better to create an online reputation management firm, Status Labs, than someone who has had first hand experience. Status Labs has numerous clients ranging from lowly local companies to big time names that need all the help they can get when it comes to digital marketing. This client base is filled with Fortune 500 companies and public figures from all across the globe. Status Labs’ main goal is to help their clients look their best in online search results. Fisher has established Status Labs’ main offices in Austin, New York, and Sao Paolo, however, the company’s reach expands into well over forty countries.

 

With a client base of over 1500 clients, it’s no wonder that Status Labs is a pioneer of the online reputation management industry. Status Labs doesn’t only help with digital marketing, they also help clients with public relations. The main goal, no matter the procedure, is to help their clients look their best in the public eye, and with Status Labs receiving this amazing achievement it’s a huge testament that their work is profound.

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Darius Fisher Was Awarded the Business Development Individual Of The Year Award

Darius Fisher Was Awarded the Business Development Individual Of The Year Award

The co founder and president of Status Labs just won the Business Development Individual of the Year Award. This award is given away by PR World. This award recognizes individuals that are best in marketing, communications, investment relations, and business.

Status Labs has grown over nine hundred percent in just three short years (from 2012-2015) with the help of Darius Fisher. Darius made this growth possible by creating digital services that they didn’t have before. He also made great relationships with fortune 500 companies and other high profile individuals. Since he is so great at maintaining and creating these relationships he has made a great online reputation management company that works online.

Darius Fisher is very happy to have won such a prestigious award. He loves that this award not only recognizes him as a great businessman but also his entire team, that works at Status Labs. All of the people that were winners of PR World awards got awarded on Monday, June 27th in San Francisco. This award ceremony was at the SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.

Darius Fisher studied Economics at Vanderbilt University. While going to this university he was a member of several societies. He was the president of the investment club. He was an Alternative Spring break member. He was also the chairman of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He did very well in college. He ended up graduating with honors from this great university.

Darius Fisher has had a long and successful career. From 2007 until 2008 he worked at Discovia as a Litigation Support Executive. Then in 2008 he started working for Storefront Political Media. He worked for this company for one year until starting in 2009 at Agora Publishing as a Senior Copywriter. He did this work for two years until he got his current position. From January 2013 until the present he is the president and CEO of Status Labs. This is a reputation management firm that manages reputations of it’s clients online. They have offices in Sao Paolo, Austin, and New York. Darius Fisher is a great businessman and entrepreneur.

Information and History of Shea Butter

Information and History of Shea Butter

 

Shea butter is a very good product for the skin. It has so many different benefits. Shea butter also has a lot of other great uses. There is a lot of information to know about this wonderful product. There is so much information it may be hard to remember all the great facts about Shea butter. Here is some information about Shea butter.

 

Shea butter is a fat that comes from the African Shea tree. Naturally it occurs in two colors which is ivory and white. The word Shea comes from the word Si which is the name of the tree it comes from in the Mali language.

 

Shea butter is used for a lot of different things. One thing it is used for is an ingredient in food. Many Africans use this fat when cooking food. Some chocolate companies add Shea butter to their chocolate to make it taste really good.

 

Shea butter has been used for a long time. It was around in Egyptian times. In fact Cleopatra’s caravans had jars of Shea butter in them that she used for beauty purposes. The Ancient Egyptians used Shea butter to protect their skin from the sun since they lived in the harsh desert weather.

 

If you are looking for a great company that sells Shea butter products then check out EuGenia Shea. EuGenia Shea offers a lot of different products that help with skin conditions, pregnancy, dry skin, and much more.

 

EuGenia Shea prides itself in using only the finest and most natural ingredients in its products. It uses a lot of different oils along with Shea butter to make the best products around. EuGenia Shea uses Baobab oil which has a lot of different vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin D. Moringa oil is another oil that is used in these great products. If you are looking for a great gift for a family member or friend EuGenia Shea offers a gift set with their wonderful Shea Butter. If you are looking for great Shea butter products, at affordable prices, then check out this wonderful company.

 

Forefront Capital is Changing the Investment Game

Forefront Capital is Changing the Investment Game

It doesn’t take much investigation to realize that the financial world, and Wall Street in particular, are more interested in the high profile investors. Brad Reifler, the CEO of Forefront Capital, has made a career out of fighting for the little guy. So when Hollywood released a film titled ‘Money Monster’ which essentially skewered Wall Street, Reifler was there to make sure his comments were heard.

The film follows George Clooney as a Wall Street Guru who advises his audience on cable television. One day a man by the name of Kyle Budwell takes over the set and takes Clooney’s character hostage. The rest of the film is dedicated to finding out just why Budwell lost everything on Wall Street. The film is an interesting, if exaggerated, look at just how far the small time investor has fallen over the years.

For Brad Reifler, this film was a chance to expound on some of the core issues that Wall Street is currently dealing with. The first, and most prominent, point that Reifler wanted to make after reflecting on the film was that there is a fundamental disconnect between Wall Street firms and the small time investors that they ‘work for’. The biggest problem here is that these firms charge their fee no matter how well the investors are doing, creating a ‘no lose’ situation for the firm while investors go broke and lose everything.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Reifler also wanted to point out just how far behind small time investors are in terms of options when compared to their wealthier counterparts. In fact, the SEC has defined a certain subset of investor as ‘accredited’ which means that they are wealthy and privy to higher end investment opportunities. These same options are not available to ‘the 99% of us‘ that want to invest. This leads more people to leaning on the inherently risky Stock Market.