Eric Paul Lefkofsky, the American serial Entrepreneur was born on 2rd September 1969. He was brought up in Southfield Michigan his father was a structural engineer while his mother was a school teacher. Lefkofsky joined the University of Michigan after graduating in 1987 from Southfield-Lathrup High School. He graduated with honor from the University of Michigan in 1991. It was the University Of Michigan Law School where he got his Juris Doctor in 1993. Mr. Eric Lefkofsky has also cofounded numerous companies such as Tempus a technology company that uses technology to battle cancer, Lightbank, Groupon, and Uptake.
Lefkofsky is currently served as the CEO of Tempus. A technology company that has come up with an operating system to assist physicians to tackle cancer. Through the interactive and Machine learning of Tempus physicians are able to provide customized care to their patients. Physicians make real-time and data-driven decisions all this is inspired sequencing services, therapeutic data and molecular analysis that is provided by Tempus. they provide physicians with learning tools as well as gather more data of the patients who came before, therefore they are able to benefit each patient who comes later.
Eric Lefkofsky in 2006 started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, together with his wife they run this foundation that seeks to advance life-changing initiatives that improve the lives in the communities where it serves. According to Lefkofsky, the foundation derives its purpose from the quote by Arthur Ashe that states that what we have earned can be used to make a difference in other people lives. In addition, Mr. Lefkofsky is a Trustee if Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky is also a promoter of Accelerated Disruption. His conviction is based on the fact that people often have great ideas that offers the world better alternative in terms of service, price, and functionality convenience, and that this idea can revolutionize the entire industry. He says that most of the time the pioneers of these ideas let the advantage slip through their fingers over time and fails to implement their ideas at a fast pace, this result to competitors edging them out.
He states that in the coming years only the business that can understand and control the forces will be able to thrive, and the rest will be displaced.
The idea of the Accelerated Disruption are clearly success secrets of Mr. Lefkofsky, and he is not afraid to share them out. The fact that he has taken three companies public, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorking, and Group is clear indication that the ideas behind Accelerated Disruption work.