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Josh Verne recently shared his practical advise for professionals on his podcast. Verne has over 20 years of experience, and is known for founding workspays.me in 2012 with fellow businessman and childhood best friend Jon Dorfman. He is also the CEO of the company. The company was sold in 2014 to Global Analytics Holding.

 

Josh Verne says that it’s important for business leaders to focus on true leadership rather than being a boss. A leader looks out for the best interest of others and earns the respect of his team members, while a boss only looks out for his own interests and demands respect from others. Josh Verne also asserts that it’s important to listen intently instead of always giving out orders. This lets team members know that they are heard and motivates them to work harder, which contributes significantly to the success of the company. Finalizing business deals that benefit everyone is also essential for professional leaders. Each work-related venture should benefit the leader, as well as the team members, the company and the community.

 

Verne is also known for founding FlockU.com, a peer-to-peer content exchange in Pennsylvania for college students. The company was founded in 2016 and he is the organization’s CEO.

 

 

Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO as well as co-founder of Tempus. This is company dealing with technology. It has built an operating system that can help in the fight against cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is a founding partner of Lightbank which is a venture fund that invests in disruptive technologies.Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Groupon and its Chairman too. This is a global e-commerce platform. He is the founder of Uptake Technologies which is an analytics platform for some of the largest industries in the world. He is also behind Mediaocean which provides various integrated procurement technologies. Echo Global Logistics is another transportation as well as logistics outsourcing company driven by technology that is promoted by Eric Lefkofsky. Next is InnerWorkings that is a provider of a number of print as well as promotional solutions globally.

Tempus is a cancer fighting startup. It comes from Eric Lefkofsky, the Groupon founder. With Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky wants to give data to doctors at the University of Chicago so that they can treat breast cancer patients in a much better way.Chicago-based Tempus has just announced its partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine Thursday. As per this partnership, Tempus will be providing molecular sequencing and analysis. This will be provided to the UChicago’s breast cancer specialists. It will help the doctors to create highly personalized treatment plans for their breast cancer patients. Here data will be analyzed from nearly 1,000 breast cancer patients. This type of data analysis will help doctors as well as researchers to uncover patterns that will be able to predict the response of patients to treatment.

Over time, it is expected that this data will help in providing better treatment along with highly improved patient outcomes.The fact is that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers today. But still there is very little accessible data that is available on the millions of patients who are battling or have battled this disease. Hence too many physicians are being forced to make treatment decisions with no help coming in from highly specific genetic information. Tempus will help them to make better informed decisions.

Many people have heard the name Eric Lefkofsky at least once or twice. After all, his entrepreneurial spirit is just one of the many reasons that he has had so much success in his business career, even before he was finished with his studies at the University of Michigan. It only makes sense that someone that started selling carpet while he was still in college would eventually figure out how to run a successful business in just about any field. As such, he already had the makings of a great entrepreneur and Eric Lefkofsky has proven that fact time and again with the successes of the various companies that he has been associated with.

Even if you haven’t heard the name, you have certainly heard of one of the companies that he has been involved with, as he co-founded the popular company Groupon. This alone should serve to indicate the type of skill he has when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors, not to mention his overall creativity. Groupon quickly rose to the top as one of the most creative ideas out there and it is still just as popular today. Almost everyone has used it at one time or another. It works well for both businesses and individuals, as it drives new customers to businesses while at the same time giving the customer a great discount. The idea is to create a lifelong relationship so that the business can grow and the client can find a new place to get great products and services at a fair price.

Of course, his entrepreneurial endeavors did not end with creating Groupon and his resume. As previously mentioned, he has been involved with a number of immensely successful companies. While he is still the chairman of Groupon, he is deeply involved with another company known as Tempus. This is another innovative company that has the potential to change the world for the better. It is a company that is focusing on cancer research from a new approach, that of defining how a person gets cancer, using genomic testing. In other words, it is helping to clarify who is most at risk for the disease and at the same time, working to better understand why it happens and how it can be stopped in its tracks. His involvement was this company at the top level is a huge asset to the company, not to mention anyone who could stand to benefit from dramatic advances in cancer treatment.

Bruce Levenson is in the midst of a legal battle with AIG, the former insurance provider for the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership. Levenson and Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment (AHBE) had sold the team back in 2015 to Forbes billionaire Tony Ressler, and not long before the sale they decided to buyout then General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract. Ferry hadn’t been happy with all the terms of the deal and he decided to file a claim with AIG that according to his attorneys, was within his right to do. AIG has denied payouts to all parties involved in the matter, and now Levenson and AHBE are in court filing a lawsuit against AIG.

Levenson bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 and owned the team for nearly 12 years. But he’s also been the longtime Chairman of Unified Communications Group (UCG), a publication and big data company that he co-founded along with Ed Peskowitz. Levenson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington University and a master’s in law from American University. He started off as an editor for the Washington Star, then decided to start his own publications business right from his own home. He and Peskowitz grew the company that became UCG into a major international company, and several subsidiaries that spun off of the company include TechTarget and GasBuddy. Also see, http://brucelevenson.com/.

Levenson has helped young inner city people through his philanthropy work, and that includes raising scholarship funds through Hoop Dreams and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. Levenson has also been involved with the Holocaust Memorial Museum and helped start the “Bringing the Lessons Home” program for young people. He also took the Atlanta Hawks basketball team there in 2014 to relive the event and hear his mother-in-law’s story of survival. Levenson also started the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland.

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