There are few areas of research more important than the work medical professionals are working on in regards to cancer. Cancer is one of the mot terrifying words a person can hear and there are so dreadfully little that we don’t know as of yet. Eric Lefkofsky co-founder of Groupon, has recently shifted his focus toward the medical research field relating to cancer. Lefkofsky recently spoke at the Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference which occurred in San Diego this year.
The biggest issue with cancer research is that for every thing medical professionals learn, there is a dozen different things that can crop up to further obfuscate the field. A research can look deeply into a medication such as Herceptin and find out that it successfully treats 40% of their patients. The question then follows: What happened to the other 60% of people? Patient data is plentiful but the unfortunate truth is that there is no great ways for professionals to dig into it. This is where Eric Lefkofsky and his work at Tempus come into play.
Lefkofsky co-founded and is the operating CEO at Tempus. The goal of this new startup is to focus on establishing databases that pool together electronic medical records with an accessible interface. The goal of the company is to aggregate all of the data, verify it from its source, and put it back into a larger data pool that can be accessed by the people who need it for their research to learn more: https://www.tempus.com/about-us/ click here.
Eric Lefkofsky didn’t stumble upon the need for his work at Tempus, he was inspired by real life issues. When his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer Lefkofsky would see firsthand just how inefficient the current systems were. Lefkofsky remarked that truck drivers had better access to information that they needed. An enlightening comparison that Lefkofsky made included the medication Herceptin. Lefkofsky said that getting information regarding Herceptin usage would “need a grant and at least 90 days” to really dig in.
Eric Lefkofsky has found success in a variety of industries. He’s the co-founder at Tempus, the co-founder at Groupon, and the co-founder of Uptake Technologies.
Love wine? Who doesn’t? A recent article highlighted Traveling Vineyard’s concept and the benefits of becoming a Wine Guide. While the concept has actually been around since 2001, it has seen a massive amount of traction and growth in the last few years due to the viral buzz the company sees on social media.
The concept of Traveling Vineyard is simple and elegant. Those who love great wine from Napa Valley and want to be a Wine Guide sign up with Traveling Vineyards. Traveling Vineyards prides itself on offering true support to its wine guides, not just the “rah, rah, rah,” kind. As soon as you sign up to be a wine guide, you receive your Success Kit. This contains everything you need for your first two parties, including tasting glasses in an elegant container, a wine carrier and a full guide on learning everything you need to master to help educate others about wine.
While the Success Kit is wonderful, the true value in signing up comes from the training. Each new Wine Guide is connected with a Leader and that leader serves as your guide and mentor to ensure you achieve success. There is also a complete online training room, called cleverly The Tasting Room, with near endless amount of guides and tutorials.
Becoming a Wine Guide has unlimited potential. Guides work right from their home, set their own hours and can earn as much money as the effort they are willing to put in. The great thing is that as a Wine Guide, you are simply sharing your love of wine with fellow wine lovers. To earn income, Wine Guides simply host an in-home tasting of Traveling Vineyard’s exclusive wines. You can get creative and pair wines with cheeses or appetizers, the sky is the limit for creativity. After the tasting, guests can select which Napa Valley wines they would like to purchase and the quantity and Wine Guides receive a commission on their sales. It’s a wonderful win-win partnership, as those who love great wines from Napa Valley can have them in their homes whenever they like.
If you’d like to read the full article, it can be found here: http://affiliatedork.com/traveling-vineyard-like-wine-dont-miss-this-money-making-opportunity
Cotemar Mexico has long been regarded as one of the top offshore drilling companies in Mexico and around the world. The company not only provides offshore drilling opportunities but they also have various services while they are on the sea.
As the company started out as somewhat of a floating hotel, they have grown to include offshore drilling as well as dredging and other options that are included with the size of their fleet. They are able to do so easily because of the way that their business model is set up and because of the experience that they have working with big ships in the past.
The story that is behind Cotemar Mexico’s offshore drilling is much different from the one that comes along with most drilling ships. While the majority of ships and companies that do offshore drilling got their start in the business, Cotemar Mexico got their start in a business that was slightly different. While it did involve ships and being on the sea, it was far from the offshore drilling company that they now are. Their success is directly related to how they started and comes from the way that they were originally a hotel.
Since Cotemar Mexico started as a hotel, they already had most of the things that they needed to be a drilling ship. They had the bunks for people to sleep in, the kitchen to make sure that they could be fed and all of the infrastructure that they needed to be able to spend months at sea.
The only thing that they were missing was the equipment that they would need to do the actual drilling with. Since they had already been making money from being a hotel on the sea, they were able to put those profits into the equipment that they needed to start drilling and dredging.
The switch from a company that focused almost exclusively on staying at sea to one that was able to use their equipment for drilling was not an easy one. They had a long way to go and they knew that being able to try new things would make the whole difference in whether or not they could make money. Read more: Cotemar | LinkedIn
It was something that the company had to do and something that saved them from problems in the future. Now, they are more profitable than most of the other drilling companies that are in Mexico.