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Oncotarget is an international peer-reviewed journal that delves mainly on cancer treatment, therapy areas, and the various treatment protocols used in enhancing the lives of cancer patients. Furthermore, the journal looks on the effects of the different cancer management programs and emerging treatments and how they influence the outcomes. In addition, the issues surrounding embracement of such therapies by both the patients and the healthcare providers are discussed.
RG Impact History
Research Gate uses data collected from the number of times articles published in a given journal are cited. In 2010, the RG Journal impact of Oncotarget was 0.19. In 2011, those figures increased to 1.69 meaning that every article published in this journal was cited at least 1.69 times. The figure rose to 2.90 in 2012 and reduced slightly in 2013 to 2.85. The best year for Oncotarget was 2004, when the average number of times any work published in the journal was cited hit 3.69 times. In the 2015/2016 period, the journal’s impact stood at 0.28 points lower than 2014.
Oncotarget to Start Publishing Issues Per Week
On September 19, 2017, Oncotarget reassured its readers about the availability of its scientific publications in places such as the PubMed Central, ISI/Web of Science, and Biological Abstracts among others. The company is working hard to ensure that it becomes the first research journal present a whole issue to PubMed within days after online publication.The journal works with prominent scientific indexes and archives to enhance the availability and accessibility of scientific findings to medical researchers and the general public. The company has now considered increasing the number of weekly issues to two to enhance the indexing process. In addition to oncology, the journal also publishes sub-sections touching on aging, immunology, and microbiology among others. So far, they have posted seven volumes since 2010 and are now publishing the eighth one. According to the journals Office of External and Legal Affairs, they are determined to face the challenges of the 21st century, and that’s why they are working around the clock to become known for making scientific findings rapidly available. As a journal by scientists for scientists, Oncotarget will act as a resource for scientists around the world in their effort to fight and end diseases.
Some leaders excel in helping the growth of the company, and there are those that assist in making the business plummet. Fortunately, in the case with the Swiss Startup Factory, it is the leadership of Mike Baur that gave it the strong credibility that it has right now.
Mike Baur’s Enthusiasm For Brand Development
Mike Baur is the man behind the Swiss Start-up Factory. As its co-founder, he has been able to provide wonderful ideas for the company’s growth as a brand for over 20 years now. It is not hard for Mike Baur to be able to offer these corporate ideas as the banking experience he has in the Swiss banking industry trained him and gave meaning to his causes and efforts in fundraising and financing.
According to Founder Stories, the foundation of a Swiss Start-up Factory can only come from Mike’s extensive experience in finance and enthusiastic dedication in everything that has to do with brand development.
Born in a family with a background in finance, Mike Baur became a Swiss businessman who has dedicated his career to bringing wild and fresh innovative ideas in the company that he built, the Swiss Startup Factory. The work that Baur did for UBS and Clariden Leu‘s banks also helped him gather all the experience needed to make sure that the business strategies that he applies have robust application to the real demands of the firm.
Baur is also responsible for being the jury member at the established START Summiteer, which is a start-up pitching competition that he joined when he collaborated with the University of St Gallen. The responsibility of Mike Baur also gets extended to becoming the deputy managing director at the CTI Invest.
There are many innovative ideas that Mike Baur churned out, but most of the ideas that provided significant changes to the business came from the Accelerator Program that Mike started for the company.
The outstanding performance of Mike didn’t also go unacknowledged. In fact, Wall Street Journal picked up the story behind Mike’s entrepreneurial beginnings and other start-up investments. In the report, the performance of Mike Baur was evident in providing the significant and transformative changes required in the growth of his business.
Indeed, Mike became a revelation in the start-up industry. With his knack for excellent brainstorming for innovative ideas, it’s no wonder that many of the growth of Swiss Start Up Factory gets credited to Mike’s talents.
James Larkin, commonly referred to as Big Jim, was a renowned trade unionist. He was an Irish activist and labor organizer, credited with the formation of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU).
He was born within the slums existing in Liverpool, England on 21st January 1876. Despite having little education, he went on to form the ITGWU, which later became the largest union within the region. Here is a short brief highlighting his history and achievements.
Larkin grew up in the slums doing a number of manual jobs before becoming a foreman at the docks in Liverpool. James Larkin was a socialist from the beginning and had a deep commitment to ensuring that workers got better and fair conditions in their workplaces. He became a member of the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) before he took up trade union organizing as a full-time job in 1905.
Militant Strike Techniques
Jim Larkin adopted some militant strike techniques much to the chagrin of the NUDL. This forced NUDL to cause his transfer to Dublin sometimes in 1907. It is while in Dublin that he established the ITGWU. He established ITGWU with the sole aim of ensuring that all industrial workers of an Irish origin belonged to a single union that would work hard towards safeguarding their welfare. Later on in the month of December 1908, James outlined ITGWU’s political programme.
It entailed a number of points like working legally for eight hours, the provision of jobs to the jobless and pensions to be paid to all workers who had attained the age of 60 years. He also advocated for adult suffrage, arbitration courts and the nationalization of railways, canals and all other means of transport. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
Formation and Action of the Irish Labor Party
Mr. Larkin together with James Connolly founded the Irish Labor Party in 1912, which was responsible for leading a number of strikes. The most memorable strike was the one dubbed the Dublin Lockout that took place in 1913. By then, the unskilled workers present in Dublin had very few rights. The strike involved over 100,000 workers who participated in a strike action that lasted for more than seven months. This strike yielded fruits as the workers managed to get their right to accessing fair employment.
Larkin favored boycotting of goods and sympathetic strikes. Violence was never in his agenda as he knew that he could not build a mammoth trade union by destroying the very firms that his members used to work in. The press in Ireland was against him but he had managed to win a lot of supporters who included William Butler Yeats, Patrick Pearse and Constance Markievicz. He also organized huge anti-war demonstrations when World War I erupted warning Irishmen from getting involved in it.
James Larkin went into the US in 1914 and became part of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Socialist Party of America. In 1920, Larkin was jailed for communism and criminal anarchy. He was pardoned after three years and deported back to Ireland.
He formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland, which was recognized by the Communist International (1924). He fought for the welfare of workers up until 30th January 1947, when he died.
Not everyone would be ready to jump ship from an industry that’s traditionally known as being very lucrative, but Mike Baur did. Baur was once a banker for some of Switzerland’s top investment and commercial banks, the economy drivers that may now be taking a backseat role in the nation as opposed to being the economy drivers. Banks have seen a lot of changes to their structures and have seen their reputations become tarnished due to some unsavory business practices and growing distrust by the general population. But Baur has left that life behind to do something better by becoming an investor in business startups.
Baur launched his business incubator in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The SSUF is located in Zurich and is really a competition between some of the most aggressive entrepreneurs who are all vying for capital funding that could launch their business immediately. The program is three months long and involves both physical as well as mental endurance tests. Only the most innovative entrepreneurs can be accepted to this program, and out of them few emerge to the finals. But those who do are given office spaces and technology connections to get their businesses going right away. Baur has seen quite a number of businesses thrive since starting the SSUF.
Mike Baur at one time was taken to the office of a big bank manager who once told him that if he followed the plan on the chart, he’d have his whole career set for life. At that time he was a young man who enrolled as an apprentice at UBS Bank. Young men have started in banking apprenticeships before attending college in Switzerland, and Baur had the privilege of meeting some of the nation’s wealthiest clients while in this position. From apprentice he arose to become a manager and earned the praise of many of his superiors for his financial acumen.
Baur stayed at UBS until 2008 when the financial crash affected the bank, and he then moved into a higher portfolio management position at Clariden Leu. He enjoyed his time at Clariden Leu, but then amidst big changes in the Swiss banking industry this bank was closed by Credit Suisse who Baur went to work for next. He only stayed with this bank for a short period and decided it was time to abandon banking altogether. But the move would pay off after he found a market of new potential in young innovators, and soon he had laid the groundwork for the SSUF. Baur is a member on LinkedIn and has several other companies that he’s founded and posted on there.
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 an American entrepreneur who was born on September 2nd in 1969. He grew up in South part of Michigan and after graduating High School in 1987, he attended the University of Michigan. Lefkofsky graduated in 1991 with honors and then continued on with law school at the University of Michigan Law School. He graduated from law school in 1993 and received his Juris Doctor.
Lefkofsky has co-founded many different companies including: Groupon where he is also a chairman, Tempus where he is also a CEO, Uptake, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and also Lightbank. Before this, he started his entrepreneurial career by selling carpet at his college, the University of Michigan. Once he graduated college, him and a friend bought a clothes company that was located in Wisconsin. Later on, in 1999, Lefkofsky and this same friend created an internet company which specialized in different promotional products. It was then, in 2001, that Lefkofsky co-founded his first large company, InnerWorkings. He stayed a part of the board of directors all of the way until 2012, where he then later became the CEO of Groupon. Check also this builtinchicago.org.
In 2006, Lefkofsky and Elizabeth, his wife, started a charitable trust. This trust was known as the Lefkofsky Foundation. The purpose was to support educational, scientific, and charitable organizations and the different causes around the world, with a focus on children. Eric and Elizabeth’s foundation has helped over 50 different organizations and later on in 2013, they joined the Giving Pledge. For more see linkedin.com.
Eric Lefkofsky has many different interests within his community. He is a part of the board of directors for the Children’s Memorial Hospital, which is located in Chicago. He is also a part of the board of directors for The Art Institute of Chicago as well as The Museum of Science and Industry. Eric Lefkofsky is also a trustee for a Chicago performing arts institution which is known as Steppenwolf Theatre Company. In May of 2008, Lefkofsky became a part of the committee who worked to try and bring the 2016 summer olympics to Chicago. It is easy to see the Lefkofsky is very invested within his community.