Eric Lefkofsky

Along with Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded a tech company called Tempus. The company helps doctors quickly find the best-individualized care for each cancer patient. Tempus uses data points to quickly find medical solutions. They do this by collecting large amounts of medical and cancer data.For example, Tempus analyzes DNA and RNA tests to analyze molecular testing results. Then they combine this information with all the data amassed from each patient’s notes and reports.Finally, Tempus technology uses all these data points to come up with the most effective individual protocol.

Nationwide hospitals such as Duke, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan use the Tempus company. The company is worth 700 million dollars and Lefkofsky is the CEO. Previously, Keywell and Lefkofsky founded Groupon (2008), Lightbank (2010), and Uptake (2014).Multi-billionaire Eric Lefkofsky is a philanthropist too. He and his wife have a children’s charity called the Lefkofsky Foundation. It promotes education, human rights, and medical research. They are also members of the Giving Pledge, a promise made by select wealthy people to donate most of their money to charity.

In Chicago, Lefkofsky is on the board of directors for the Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Trustee. He also gives back by teaching at DePaul University and at Northwestern University.Eric Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (1991) and his law degree (1993). He was born in Southfield, Michigan, outside of Detroit and ranks 328 on Forbes 400 List. He is available on Facebook and Twitter and his personal website is http://lefkofsky.com/.

New Jersey’s Dr. Saad Saad Creates Two Surgical Inventions

Dr. Saad Saad was a notable pediatric surgeon up through the day he retired. He had performed thousands of operations during the course of his career, many of them highly complex. He always tried to improve the methods and procedures involved with pediatric surgery. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad

The goal was to reduce the pain his patients were in after surgery and to eliminate the risks they faced such as infection. Originally from Palestine, he spent most of his 40-year career in New Jersey.

He also performed surgery in other countries such as traveling to Jerusalem on Medical Missions where he would perform surgeries in that city as well as on the West Bank. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and Dr. Saad Saad | Crunchbase

One of the inventions Dr. Saad Saad came up with was an improvement on the medical catheter. Medical catheters are used for a variety of purposes such as draining fluids and giving access to other surgical instruments. They are sometimes left in the body after a surgery, either temporarily or permanently. When this is the case their location needs to be kept track of.

The problem of keeping track of where a catheter is in the patient’s body is that the patient needs to either be x-rayed or put into an MRI machine. X-rays involve radiation while MRI machines are big and stationary which makes using them to locate a medical catheter pretty impracticable.

Dr. Saad Saad came up with the idea of electromagnetic location identification device inside of these catheters. The doctor just waves a radiation-free monitor over the area where the medical catheter was placed and they can pinpoint its precise location.

The device that Dr. Saad Saad invented is practical to use as it is small and portable. Patients aren’t subjected to multiple x-rays and so patient safety is higher. He has said that he is working with a Utah-based medical devices firm to manufacture his invention so that it can achieve widespread use.

Dr. Saad Saad also improved the endoscope. These are an optical device that surgeons use to see inside a person they are operating on. The problem with these is that the human body is full of liquids which can cause issues with endoscopes such as fogging them up.

Endoscopes have an anti-fog port incorporated into them but they still need to be taken in and out of the body while surgery is going on.

He solved this problem by putting a device in an endoscope that sucks away liquid that is obscuring the surgeon’s view. Dr. Saad Saad says this eliminates the need to continuously remove and insert the endoscope leading to less pain and complications for the patient. Many surgeons are now using his modified endoscope.

Talos Energy Solidifies Future With Merger And New Oil Discovery

Houston-based Talos Energy on May 10th completed a merger with Stone Energy Corporation, a move that will offer “increased scale and liquidity” for shareholders, a company spokesperson said.

The newly merged operation will appear as TALO on the New York Stock Exchange. The merger was the result of a monumental, almost single-handed effort by Talos CEO Timothy Duncan. He put the finishing touches on the deal while sitting at the kitchen table of his mother’s home in Houston.

Duncan was scrambling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It required him to flee his home and get his family to safe ground — all dramatic events happening while Duncan was knee deep in details of the merger.

Certainly, it’s been an eventful couple of years for the scrappy oil exploration company. In 2017 Talos, along with two partners, was the first consortium of privately-owned firms to drill for oil in Mexican territory in more than 80 years. Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938. The 2017 project led by Talos was made possible by a change in direction on exploration policy by Mexican officials — an attempt to revitalize that country’s flagging petroleum industry.

Better yet, the drilling project off the shores of the Mexican state of Tabasco brought turned out to be a significant strike. The new well, called the Zama-1, is estimated to contain 1.4 to 2 billion barrels of oil-equivalent. When fully developed, Zama-1 may produce 100,000 barrels per day.

Talos partnered with Sierra Oil and Gas and Premier Oil on the Zama project. Talos Energy will be the lead operator of the project and holds a 35% share.

With the newly completed merger behind it and the production of the Zama-1 ahead of it, the future looks bright for Tim Duncan and Talos. The company is on a firm foundation thanks to a new credit facility agreement which provides a borrowing base of $600 million, half of that available in cash.

Talos Energy is focused on the Gulf of Mexico where it plans future and ongoing exploration projects. Duncan said innovation, efficiency and high technology are keys to making his company competitive over the long term.

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Herbalife Collaborates with Fashion School to Create an Activewear Line Design Competition

An article from Direct Selling News discusses the nutrition company Herbalife and their recent design challenge that they have started in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The challenge involves students at FIDM creating an activewear line for the independent distributors of Herbalife Nutrition.

 

The articles mention that the students who participate in this design challenge with Herbalife will be divided into teams and each team will be challenged to create an activewear line. The line developed should encompass an active and healthy lifestyle. The article discusses that the students will then have to present their creations to the Herbalife Nutrition team and also to the FIDM faculty members. The student’s designs, colors, fabrics, and production and sourcing strategies will all be evaluated. The article also mentions that the students will also have the chance to create their own design as well as the group design.

This creative collaboration Herbalife Nutrition is having with FIDM allows a special opportunity for new creative minds to work together and develop new apparel that helps to entice individuals to lead a more active and healthy life. The article then mentions that the vice president of FIDM, Barbara Bundy, expressed that this is the 26th year that the school has collaborated with a global brand and given students the opportunity to have a design competition. The article explains that this special opportunity allows students at FIDM to really immerse themselves into the health and nutrition world and speak with Herbalife nutrition leaders and travel to different design hubs.

 

Herbalife Nutrition is a large corporation that markets health and nutrition globally. The company that employs around 8,000 individuals throughout the world, markets a variety of sports nutrition and weight management products. The global nutrition company was founded in 1980 by Mark Hughes with its headquarters located in Los Angeles, California. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

 

 

 
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GoBuyside Recruiters Firm: Difficulties Facing Investment Management Firms

Currently, investment management firms are struggling to improve their recruitment practices. According to a research that was done two years ago, many financial managers believe that the talent drought can affect the future growth of industries. Due to the scarcity of talent, investment managers are staying ahead of the competition only if they can land into top talent. All said and done, this article guides you through to the challenges that can affect the investment management recruiting strategies.

Competition

In most cases, the top talent identified by this industry are recruited by firms which are from other industries other than investment management recruitment industry. Generally, recruitment firms find themselves under pressure in meeting the needs of their customers. You will find recruiting firms hiring an accounting firm to assist them in performing various projects. GoBuyside is an expert in this industry, and his advice to recruiting firms is to spot a professional expert with a good reputation when it comes to hiring top talent.

Diversity

For the last three decades, the vital aspect to diversify in the workforce has been a big challenge. Companies are struggling to adapt to the issue of inclusiveness. In today’s world organizations must encourage inclusion and diversity. GoBuyside is advising companies to partner with people who can create good policies to promote diversity and inclusion.

Regulatory policies

The investment management recruitment sector varies from other industries due to the regulatory requirements. Currently, the regulatory aspect is shifting in many states around the globe. The regulatory requirements hinder organizations and their efforts in recruiting process. Therefore organizations should ensure that whoever they partner with has a vision that goes hand in hand with their customers.

Evolving skills

It is a continues problem for firms to adapt to the change and evolution that is taking place around them. Due to the advancement in technology, employees will have to change their skills to meet the current standards of demand. It is predicted that the investment management sector will face a big challenge over the next few years due to the change and advancement in technology. Therefore recruiting partners should assist organizations in brainstorming ideas of modern training methods to assist employees to be flexible in meeting any need.

The Organo Gold Standard, And What Makes Them Unique

Perhaps there’s no community more steadfast than the congregation of coffee connoisseurs. Organo Gold, an enterprise offering top-tier coffee, tea, and wellness products, bonds coffee, tea, and beauty enthusiasts alike. Founded in 2008, Organo Gold aims to provide consumers with uncompromised, unparalleled, and world class products that foster health and boost productivity. Though their roots stem from coffee production, Organo Gold transcended the java realm when they introduced an all new products and robust line of products. From nutritional shakes and beauty bars to spore powder and grape seed oil, Organo Gold strives to enhance the well being of consumers.

As staunch supporters of organic farming, Organo Gold’s goods are made solely from natural ingredients. Some of their more recent creations that are taking the industry by storm include red teas, soaps, toothpaste, and body management supplements. While their teas bode well for the immune system, their body management products regulate stamina and performance. Moreover, Organo Gold’s toothpaste makes for a fresher and brighter smile, and the Ganoderma lucidum found in their soaps creates softer skin. Perhaps the strongest tool at their disposal is the Organo Gold’s King of Coffee.

Touted as the tastiest nutrient-rich instant coffee on the market, Organo Gold’s King of Coffee is second to none. Revered by their consumers, King of Coffee contains Ganoderma lucidum spore powder, an antioxidant that promotes wellness. No doubt a favorable ingredient, Organo’s Gold King of Coffee is both delicious and beneficial. Organo Gold’s amassed such a loyal following from consumers that they implemented their Organo Gold Independent Distributors policy. This policy enables consumers to sell signature coffee products and endorse their favorite beverages while earning financial rewards. No doubt a neat concept, Organo Gold is an idiosyncratic organization attempting to bolster the coffee community.

The Co-Founding of Fortress Investment Group

The Fortress Investment Group can be defined as being one of the most successful financial management firms in the USA. It was established in 1998 and has over the years grown to win many awards such as the 2014 Hedge Fund Manager of the Year. The group was co-founded by Wesley Edens, Kaufman and Randal Nardone. Rob Kaufman retired from the group in 2012, but both Wesley Edens and Randal Nardone are still engaged in its operations. Randal Nardone acts as the director of the group. He is placed in the 557th position of the Forbes Billionaire list that equally includes Wesley Edens. Before retiring Rob Kauffman served as an investment banker and a race team owner. In the case of Edens and Nardone, they both worked at the Blackrock Financial Management Inc where they attained vital skills in financial management and leadership.

Operations of Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group has diverse operations in the financial sector that have helped it remain both competitive and profitable in the past. It is one of the first private equity firms to be publicly traded with the move being attributed to its financial performances. It became listed in the NYSE in 2007 and managed alternative assets that are worth more than $ 70.2 billion. Since its creation that Company has grown rapidly and netted 39.7% earnings in the period 1999 to 2006. The success is attributed to the investment and management strategies employed by the professional team.In 2014, the Softbank Group which is based in Japan made public its intention to acquire the Fortress Investment Group.

The Softbank Group Corp viewed it as being an ideal way through which it could improve its  financial services.The deal saw the Japanese Conglomerate become the parent company of the investment group. However, this did not alter the management and leadership of the team. On the contrary, Randal Nardone was maintained at its leaders. The Fortress Investment Group remains as an independent business that is under the Softbank Group Corp. The deal has been beneficial to the financial management firm as it has improved its global stance in financial services. On the other hand, Softbank Group Corp has increased company product portfolio in both financial and telecommunication services.

OSI Food Solutions attains the 2016 Global of Honor Awards

OSI Food Solutions is a leading global food provider. The company has a large workforce of over 20,000 employees at 65 facilities located in over 17 countries. The company has made long strides of growth, beginning from humble begins as a local butcher shop, to an official meat supplier for McDonald’s and currently as a renowned global food supplier.

One of the key factors that have propelled the success of the company is proper management. Since its inception in 1909, it has been managed by leaders with outstanding leadership ethics. Sheldon Lavin, currently serving as the CEO and chairman of OSI, has been decades in the development of the company. He has worked for the company since 1970, through his hard work, dedication and better management principles; the company has been able to spread its roots to major parts of the world. David McDonald is another key individual that has greatly contributed to the success of OSI. He joined the company 30 years ago as a project manager and ever since he has always had the passion for seeing the company grow.

OSI Food Solutions have embraced advanced technology in the production of quality food products. The company is always in touch with the current trends in the food industry and therefore can be able to establish food products that or of high quality and great demand. They have also signed several valuable partnerships that have enabled them to gain more clients for the supply of their food products. In 1994 OSI food solutions signed a partnership with Nation Pizza and foods, an agreement that increased the supply chain of the company.

In recognition of their outstanding performance in the food industry, OSI Food solutions together with its leaders have received international awards. The company was presented with the prestigious Globe of Honor ward for 2016 from the British Safety Council. OSI was able to earn this title due to their exemplary management of environmental risks. The company managed to be one of the 18 organizations globally that were presented in 2016, an award that was presented to organizations that had portrayed excellence in environmental management. To compete for the award, an organization had to attain the maximum five stars in an environmental audit conducted by the British Safety Council. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of the British safety, made a congratulatory remark to the leadership team of OSI Food solutions and encouraged them to lead a role model in environmental conservation for the rest of the upcoming organizations.

Shafik Sachedina: Helping the Elderly Succeed

Having adequate medical care is very important. The elderly are prone to not having the best when it comes to issues they face, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sussex Healthcare aimed to change that. Shafik Sachedina used is his dentistry skills as far as patient care to help put things into play. As a result, Sussex Healthcare is a huge success. It has been for 25 years.

Shafik Sachedina and his partner Shariz Boghani decided to create a health network that would provide services not only for the elderly but also those with physical handicaps and learning disabilities. This gives them a place to go to get the care they need and not put a strain on their loved ones on how to take care of them. Actually, you could that Sussex Healthcare is an answer to prayer for some of these people. It is an awesome thing to see senior improve a bit because the level of therapy and other activities provides that helps to keep them sharp and active. Plus, they are fed very nutritious meals that go according to their dietary needs. That says a lot about a company that strives to help the people of their community.

Of course, caring for patients is not the only thing Sussex Healthcare does. They also provide jobs. So you can get the best of both worlds here. Shafik Sachedina wanted to make sure that each patient is properly cared for. In order for that to happen, he needed worker ls who were willing train on how to give the best patient care possible. Sussex has a training academy on site that will teach anyone with no experience on how to handle patients. That is awesome because customer service interaction is very important. It shows the patients that someone really has their best interest at heart.

Shafik Sachedina is very good at what he does. He and his business partner have the best healthcare in the United Kingdom. Other facilities should use their model of success to really do better with their patients. It is always about the patient.

Ara Chackerian – More Than Just a Medical Professional

On an interview for interview.net Ara Chackerian talked about his venture into building a case for a type of device based treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression. He said this treatment has the possibility of becoming the third pillar for care in the psychiatric medical industry. Over the past couple of years, they’ve been able to build seven facilities that have TMS treatment rooms so patients can come in and be comfortable getting treated for depression.

 

One of his articles on medium shows just how passionate he is about mental help. He advocates for those afflicted and talked about five things you could do during mental health month. The most important making sure you are taking care of your mental health and being mindful of what might be going on within you.

 

Next, you should let others know your struggles because it might help someone else. You should do whatever you can to take away the stigma from mental health issues and learn the type of language that doesn’t put down someone dealing with it. You can understand how to help someone who is having a crisis by knowing who to call when you come across someone who is in trouble. Ara Chackerian is someone who not only works in the medical profession but cares deeply about helping those suffering from mental health issues and finding ways to help treat them. He says it’s important to know that the month long event brings awareness s and has helped people better understand mental illness since it was started in 1949.

 

Ara Chackerian was the Executive Vice President of Research and Development of Health Diagnostics LLC and founded BMC Diagnostics. Chackerian also serves as president of Limoapa Teak which looks to using more environmentally friendly practices in helping those with a medical need. You can visit medium.com to see more.

 

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