Eric Lefkofsky is an America entrepreneur and philanthropist with keen interests in the battle against cancer. Lefkofsky is also the co-founder and CEO at Tempus and also the managing director and co-founder of Lightbank, an organization that invests in disruptive technology enterprises. He is also the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, which is a top-ranked predictive analytics platform for the large industries in the globe. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.
Tempus is a technology conglomerate, which is well known for building a platform to fight cancer. Through Tempus, doctors and healthcare practitioners can deliver personalized cancer care through the Tempus interactive analytical and machine learning platform. The firm offers services in genome sequencing, analysis of molecular and therapeutic data, which is helpful for physicians in making real and data-driven decisions. The company aims at collecting and analyzing data to benefit future cancer patients.
Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a charitable trust with a mission to mentor and finance charitable, educational, scientific organizations and causes across the world. In the educational sector, the group has focused more on Chicago area supporting young and disadvantaged students with scholarships as well giving to charter schools. The organization is also focused on developing tools for teachers and administrators. Lefkofsky also donated $1.2 million to the University of Michigan health sector.
Concerning health, Eric Lefkofsky has contributed in research aiming at treatment and cure for lung, thyroid cancer, and leukemia. Lefkofsky has also funded organizations that focus on brain tumors, celiac diseases, cystic fibrosis, food allergies, cardiovascular diseases, and other health-related issues. Moreover, Lefkofsky Family Foundation actively involved in human rights and has funded organizations such as Human rights Watch, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, several Jewish Advocacy groups and a couple of agencies that help disabled and homeless individuals. The organization is also interested in arts and culture and technology.
Accelerated Disruptive Businesses Idea
The idea of accelerated disruption purposes to explain the real speed of innovation. According to Lefkofsky, every day, someone has a unique approach that can offer better choices regarding functionality, service, convenience, and price. At the moment that they have the idea, they hold the key to the restructuring of a whole industry.
However, due to the speedy pace of technology, competitors come from everywhere and overtake them almost instantly. Therefore, the basis of accelerated disruption is to help entrepreneurs to understand and control technology forces to enable them to thrive in future. Failure to control the technological forces, they will be displaced by other competitive entities.