Currently cancer is second place on the list of causes of death in the US and despite the years of study and treatment, curing cancer is still elusive and it is still a killer. Each type of cancer is specific to the organ(s) affected and to the individual’s genetic sequences, meaning that effective cancer treatments require some customization to be useful to a patient.
Learning about these challenges during his wife’s cancer treatment Eric Lefkofsky, a technological entrepreneur in the chicago area, also learned that despite the commonality of electronic health records, there wasn’t a complete system that streamlines the data and makes it useful to physicians. In response to this problem, Erock Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus, a software system that accumulates cancer patient data, including physician notes, as well as amassing information through human genome sequencing to provide a complete picture of the patient and allows for structured therapies and treatments designed for the patient’s needs.
No stranger to technology entrepreneurship, Eric Lefkofsky has been involved in several platforms and systems throughout his career, the co-founder of Groupon, Lightbank, Uptake Technologies, Media Ocean, Echo, Global Logistics and Innerworkings, Eric Lefkofsky is familiar with challenges in developing platforms that provide solid data analysis and is equipped to overcome those challenges.
An alumni from the University of Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky also focuses on helping his Chicago community by establishing the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and serves upon the boards of Lurie’s Children Memorial Hospital, The Art Institute of Chicago and is the current chairman of the board of trustees for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. He also teaches at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Eric Lefkofsky’s community involvement is extensive.
As Tempus begins to provide the analytics required by today’s physicians to combat cancer and geneticists continue to study and design genome specific therapies, perhaps soon cancer will no longer be the killer it is considered.
As Brazilian economy continues to bloom, there are more and more entrepreneurs from various countries that choose this location for their engagements. Jose Auriemo Neto, a native of this area, is one of the people who has taken advantage of the growing economy. Neto serves as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of JHSF Participacoes SA. This company is a real estate business that mostly focuses on properties that are of commercial or residential nature.
Neto’s business-related efforts began back in 1993. At that time, he officially joined the company that he is still a part of. As a part of JHSF, he saw some of the company’s most prominent moments such as the one from 2009. During this year, the company entered a partnership with Hermes, Pucci, and Jimmy Choo as well as opened their first outlet. The success of the brand did not stop there as Neto also witnessed other sizeable partnerships come together later in 2012.
As the CEO of the company, Neto has enabled it to grow to over R$380 million that it made in revenues in 2016. Company’s profitability remains one of the most impressive traits of it as it stands at almost 65% of the total income. Neto also helped the company grow the value of its market projects that exceed R$ 1.2 billion. Under his leadership, the number of employees saw an increase and it is now at 500 realtors.
As far as his personal life, Neto joined the business world with his father. They both worked for the same company during the beginning of Neto’s career. More recently, Neto finds creative ways to merge his personal and professional life. For example, in 2015, he spent time in New York with his family while overseeing a project that was being done by his company.
Running a restaurant or a fast food business is not a cakewalk, and many factors work together to make it a success. Omar Yunes, one of the highly successful businessmen and entrepreneurs in Mexico, has achieved great success in the fast food business in the country. He also won the highly prestigious Best Franchise in the World Competition held in Florence, Italy. In the competition, many other franchise owners from different countries participated.
However, Omar Yunes bypassed them all through the judging parameters to be named as the winner of the competition. It is because of the value he brought to the brand and the revenue he generated through his 13 Sushi Itto restaurants. He started his franchise of Sushi Itto at the age of 21, and today at the age of 39 owns 13 outlets, which is a remarkable feat.
The judges of the competition took many factors into account to name the winner of the contest. Most importantly, Omar managed to make Japanese cuisine popular in Mexico, which before Sushi Itto started was almost not known in the country. Today, Japanese cuisine is among the most loved cuisines in Mexico. Upon winning the BFW Competition, Omar Yunes gave credit to his 400 employees to make it possible.
He said at the award ceremony that without the effort and dedication of his team of employees, winning such a competitive competition was merely wasn’t possible. The organizers of the BFW competition also said that Omar Yunes won the competition by miles due to the value he added to the brand and the revenue he generated through his outlets. Omar Yunes has always been highly interested in the restaurant business, and he showed his skills and passion for the business by expanding his restaurant business systematically over the years. To know more about him click here.
Benjamin Cancelmo, the CEO of Sushi Itto, said that Omar Yunes are winning the BFW Competition only showcased the collective effort of the brand and its partners to serve the customers quality food at economical price along with exemplary customer service. Omar Yunes is presently focused on expanding his restaurant business further and has many exciting plans under his belt.