Eric Lofkofsky in the Fight against Cancer Through Technology

Lung cancer development is associated with generic and environmental risk factors, with tobacco smoking as the well-known environmental risk factor. The etiology of lung cancer has been associated with the gene-smoking interactions, and this stems from a recent study conducted by the Dartmouth Research Team. Three variations in human DNA, namely, the Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) were identified during the interaction analysis. One SNP relating to squamous cell lung cancer was identified while the remaining two relate to non-small cell lung cancer. The SNPs presents possible lung cancer biomarker for screening and intervention. The three SNPs also can be used as biomarkers in efforts to improve the exactness that researchers use in classifying a person’s risk of contracting lung cancer through smoking behavior. They are essential in prognosis and predicting the plan of treatment.

Who is Eric Lefkofsky?

Eric Paul Lefkofsky is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Tempus. He has also co-founded several other companies that include Groupon, a worldwide e-commerce marketplace, Echo Global Logistics, a logistics and technology-enabled transportation outsourcing firm, Mediaocean which provides integrated media procurement technology, InnerWorkings, Uptake and Lightbank, a Chicago-based capital firm. Tempus is accredited with coming up with an operating system that helps in the fight against cancer.

Eric has dedicated considerable resources towards cancer-related research. At tempus, Eric has focused on coming up with the right infrastructure to modernize the treatment of cancer. Tempus seeks to render help to doctors and professionals in the healthcare field in making real-time, personalized and data-driven treatment. This will be achieved by running an analysis of the patient’s genetic code in the perspective of molecular therapies. Tempus is working with patients affected by lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer with the aim of adding more as time goes by.

Eric started his career while at the University of Michigan, selling carpets. Together with his friend, they borrowed money from relatives to buy Brand Apparel. They created an internet company called Starbelly in 1999. Its specialization was in promotional products. He has also been associated with charity and has so far established Lefkofsky Foundation. This foundation focuses on charitable, scientific and educational organizations endeavors around the globe. Eric is one of the board members at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and is also a trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He has also published a book titled Accelerated Disruption that talks about the impact of technology on businesses.

MB2 Dental Solutions Recently Held a Successful Recruitment after Hosting Students from A&M College of Dentistry

On April 20, 2017, MB2 Dental Solutions hosted a recruitment event for dental students from Texas A&M College of dentistry. Over the course of 2016-2017, MB2 Dental has been traveling around Texas and other nearby states to equip them with networking and resources that will allow them to have more career options upon graduation. According to the CEO of the MB2 dental, they do this annually to educate eager dental students about their industry. The goal of these events, according to the CEO is to establish a relationship with the students and introduce them to MB2 Dental. Regardless of whether they join the network or not, they want students to be aware that they have options.

The event was held at the Knox Henderson area. The turnout was impressive with about a third of the final year students showing up. The students and the officials from MB2 dental had an opportunity to chat over charcuterie cheeses, gourmet pizzas, drinks, and desserts. There was a raffle with the winner walking away with an Apple Watch.

What the CEO has to say about MB2 Dental Model

MB2 Dental is based on the principle that doctors should work together to help each other achieve more than simply working alone as individual dentists. With its able leadership and over 75 locations in six states, the network has enabled dentists to run their practices more efficiently and to have a better work-life balance. According to the CEO, MB2 Dental seeks out doctors who have an entrepreneurial mind and whose goals are in line with their business model. He added that by showing students they have options other than simply private or corporate dentistry that was a success in itself. He believes that by doing so, he has empowered a future doctor.

Understanding MB2 Dental

MB2 Dental is a dental service organization that collaborates with affiliated dentists everywhere. They provide a range of services to these offices to assist them to run them more efficiently. This allows the dentist to focus more on giving patients great care instead of the concentrating on the backend of things. Dentists that sign up to the network maintain complete autonomy. MB2 Dental only assists them in running the business side of things. The network is providing a fresh and youthful outlook on how practices should run. This model thus far has proven to be quite beneficial to countless patients and doctors.

Texas’ Highland Capital Management and Funds

The SEC-registered firm, Highland Capital Management is a company that offers consultation to their clients. They have a net worth of more than 15 billion dollars when assets with affiliates are combined.

Highland Capital Management is a global solution to credit management, and it is concerned in planning how borrowed money can be utilized well to the last cent. Credit acquired can range from, credit hedge funds, long-only funds, special situation investment borrowing, distressed funds and separate accounts. Offering counsel on how to take control of collateral loan rules is something that they can provide.

Diversity is functional in case one significant aspect of the business falls; the other will supplement it. Highland Capital is also interested in investing in the following; public pension plans, charity foundations, financial institutions, high-net-worth people and government finance planning. They encourage the emerging markets to invest in equities and make use of natural resources in the countries that have vast underground reserves.

The headquarters of Highland Capital is in Dallas Texas with other large administrative centers in Seoul where they are planning to create a healthcare fund that will provide healthcare to the South Koreans. The other offices are, in Singapore, Sao Paolo, and in New York.

Still, on the topic of health, they would like to help people who are addicts. Opioid menace is the addiction that is of concern affecting mainly the productive and young people in the population. They have come up with solutions of less-addictive painkillers. They also wish to come up with drugs that are an alternative to the addiction menace and sell it to make profits.

James Dondero, the president, founder of Highland Capital Management and Linda Owen has teamed up to fund the charitable programs of in the organization. Linda joined Highland Capital to help in the generous giving of the firm. With the charity having more than 3 million dollars that they get yearly, they are going to extend a helping hand to veterans, health, and education and in promoting the Dallas Community. Institutions that are going to benefit are Uplift Education, George W. Bush Presidential Library, American Heart Association, Dallas Zoo and Center for Brain Health only to name a few.

IDLife a Clear Health and Wellness Firm

Whenever ignorance bites or hurts, it has a parallel way of reawakening our senses. People have increased focus on health and wellness following past lifestyle challenges for not living health or other people you relate with. Health and wellness are becoming the next gold mine. IDLife and Garmin have signed up a treaty to work together in offering such services and ensure people do not suffer lifestyle-related diseases that customarily are hard to manage some being incurable altogether.

IDLife deals with the personalized sale of natural supplements subject to their distinct body deficiencies and requirements that vary from one person to the next. This because most people have a different medical profile, pre-existing conditions, physical activities, age, sex among other factors that cause disparities. Patients are also enrolled into a program to help achieve satisfying results and quality of life.

Garmin is medically based tech company in the sale and manufacture of devices commonly used in physical activities. These gadgets can track and monitor time spent during a workout session; calories burned, heart rate, distance and magnitude of physical activity among other parameters. Physical activities include swimming, aerobics, cycling, and running, walking and racing. Garmin devices will positively change lives making individuals more productive, less prone to diseases and healthy lifestyle.

This joint partnership will see progressive improvement in their health and wellness pursuits. They share in their mission, or rather their goals meet at some point. IDLife aims at bridging nutritional gaps while Garmin ensures healthy lifestyle by measuring progress at each stage. It is exciting how the two companies co-join their goal for a common good. Logan Stout is the founder of IDLife.

About IDLife

This a medical company for nutritional supplement established by Logan Stout as a sole proprietorship. It uses network marketing through their sales associates to create awareness and increase sales. All intermediaries from manufacturer to the consumer are eliminated meaning the distributor get to enjoy a huge profits since there are no accrued costs.

Logan Stout is the founder and Chief Executive officer of IDLife. He is an alumnus of the University of Dallas where he attained a degree in Psychology and Business. Logan Stout has also established other companies including Dallas Patriots, Premier Baseball Academy and also contributes content on, ‘The Secrets of Building Yourself, People and Teams.’ IDLife also has a pool of executive who is seasoned in their fields such as Mark Bennett – COO, Joe O’Connor – CFO and Laura Brandt – President.

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Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies is Making the Right Connections in The Corrections Industry

Prisoners and their families needed to be able to connect. Law enforcement and other members of the corrections industry needed to secure the safety and well-being of their citizens. For both entities it was important to make the right connections. Rick Smith has been in the telecommunications industry since 1972. He served in various capacities while working for Global Crossing North America from 1972 to 1998. His expertise in the industry was noticed when it came to choosing someone who had a handle of the financial aspects of the business. Smith wasn’t Securus Technologies’ first choice when they established the company in 1986. He would need to hone his skills at Eschelon Telecom Inc. It was here where Smith from 1998 to 2000 improved the financial aspects of the company as Chief Financial Officer. He was also busy learning more about the new communication technology available. His hard work and dedication to the company earned him respect. He was promoted to company president in 2000 and served until 2003. He was promoted again in 2003 to take over as CEO.

It was around 2007 that Smith got interested in prisoner communication. He knew that newer technology was being implemented all the time. His company had been working with telecommunication companies that served prisons and other correctional facilities. The officers at Securus Technologies noticed his work and the fact that he had been a driving force for change within his current organization. For the officers of Securus Technologies it was important that they hire someone who had an extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry and had some dealings with this type of communication. Smith fit the requirements for the recently vacant position perfectly. He understood the companies that would be merging together. He had the background Securus needed to make sure the transition went smoothly. He had the enthusiasm and motivation to move the company forward. He could “hit the ground running” as he understood the core elements of Securus’ mission.

It was Smith’s commitment to connecting what matters most to both the incarcerated and their families that contributed to Securus’ success from the time he took over the reins in 2008. Smith saw Securus Technologies as a strong investment. He realized early on that he needed to encourage ongoing service and project development throughout the company. He also knew that public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies would depend on his company to provide them with safe and secure communication portals. Securus Technologies’ commitment to making the right connections showed in the innovative ways they continually help prisoners connect with their families. Easy to use but secure communication was and still is an ongoing process for Smith and his company.

The Legendary Jim Larkin and His Emancipation of Workers Unions in Ireland

James Larkin, also famously quoted in historical authorities as Jim Larkin was born on the 21st, of January in 1876, Liverpool City, England. He established what later became the biggest workers union in the region, the Irish Transport and Worker’s Union. Learn more about Jim Larkin: and

Larkin was an astute and fervent follower of the Marxist doctrines and got the inspiration to found the labor union in the 1940s from the knowledge he had gained. He traveled to the U.S but was deported for political misconduct.

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  • Jim Larkin was born and grew up in the slums of Liverpool city. He received no formal education.
  • He worked in a number of odd jobs as a youth to supplement the family’s income. He was promoted to become a foreman at the Liverpool docks.
  • He joined the National Union of Dock Laborers in 1905, and as a socialist, he believed they were treated unfairly.

His militant nature saw him transferred from the port to Dublin in 1907. While in Dublin, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union to bring on board all the workers of Ireland. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

He founded the Irish Labor Party and led a series of violent strikes. The gravest was the 1913 strike dubbed Dublin Lockout where for 8 months continuously, workers were on strike. He eventually won the fight for fair employment.

Involvement in the World War I

He staged one of the largest anti-war protests and demonstrations in Dublin to voice his opposition to World War I. When war became inevitable, he traveled to the United States to solicit funds to fund is a war against the British.

He was unfortunately captured in 1920 and convicted for involvement in anarchy, communism and criminal acts of sabotage, pardoned and deported to Ireland. He won the support of the Communist International in 1924 upon his return to Ireland. Larkin was married to Elizabeth, with whom they had four sons. He died in 1947 in Dublin.

IDLife Combats Against Childhood Obesity By Having A Kids Product Line

There is no doubt that childhood obesity has become a major issue in today’s world. Whether it be due to all the junk food on the market or all the fast food places that are easy for busy business parents to access to feed their children. Eating junk food every now and again is not a big deal but when children only eat junk food every day it can greatly affect not only their weight but the level of nutrition they are receiving. Children who are obese often do not get the nutrition that their body’s need through the foods that they are eating but instead are getting a bunch of fat and other bad non- nutritious items to eat. IDLife is great company that has come out with not only a wide range of products for adults looking to better their life but also for children so that they can get healthy and stay that way for years to come.

IDLife kid’s products include kid’s nutrition, kid’s shake, kid’s bar, and hydrate. Kids nutrition made by IDLife is chewable tablets in mixed berry flavor for children that contain 24 vitamins and minerals to ensure children receive all the minerals and vitamins that they need daily. The kid’s shake is a whey protein shake made for kids from hormone-free cows that are grass fed. The kid’s shake provides just enough protein for children to thrive daily and stay energized, well staying delicious by being flavored with vanilla. Kid’s bar is IDLife’s way of providing children with a snack bar type food that contains 100% superfoods well still tasting delicious. Hydrate by IDLife is a drink that keeps children hydrating by replenishing them with electrolytes. Like all IDLife’s other products their kid’s products come with a 30-day money back guarantee which means if your kid does not like it or you feel it is not working for your kid within 30 days of purchasing the product you can get a full refund of your money. Nutrition facts for kid’s products can be found on IDLife’s website along with a long list of products that they offer and the price of each.

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James Dondero : An entrepreneur’s love for Dallas runs deep

A good man is always looking to make the right difference in the world.

This statement rings true for Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management, Mr. James Dondero. After acquiring a degree in accounting and finance at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Dondero went on to launch his career with JPMorgan Chase & Co in 1984. Things only looked up from here as Mr.Dondero succeeded in landing a highly desirable job at American Express. After acquiring valuable experience, James Dondero established his own path in the world with his investment firm in 1993 which is based in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to adeptly handling credit operations such as collateralized loan obligations and credit hedge funds, the entrepreneur believes in giving back to the society. He has contributed to numerous local charity organizations and has shown his love for education by supporting causes such as “Uplift Education”, “Education is Freedom”, and Tower Scholars program sponsored by Southern Methodist University. Dondero also stands with “Snowball Express” – a program that is dedicated to serving the children of fallen military heroes through fun activities like golf tournaments and other events.

The philanthropist has also donated $1 million to the Dallas Zoo which was in need of funds to reconstruct the hippo habitat after the death of a senior hippopotamus. Now, hippos roam freely in their new home. Additionally, the humanitarian has donated $1 million to The Family Place – a local haven for victims of domestic abuse and violence – to help it reach it’s $2.8 million campaign goal.

James Dondero’s generosity is not only limited to charity organizations, he has also helped businesses grow and expand with his financial expertise and knowledge. After taking over the role of Chief investment officer at Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary, Mr. Dondero turned the startup into a prosperous $2 billion business.

Owing to his strong leadership skills, James Dondero holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for NexBank and Cornerstone Healthcare.He also holds three of the most recognized certifications for accounting – CPA, CFA, and CMA.

Goettl Air Conditioning Received a New Lease on Life

Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1932 by two brothers, Adam and Gust Goett. They were the first to bring evaporative cooling and refrigerated air conditioning to the hot and sweltering desert communities of Arizona and Nevada. Lifestyles changed drastically when people could live in the cool of their air conditioner, and that fact certainly had a lot to do with the population increase in that region of the United States.

Goettl went through several different owners over the years and they catered to five generations of families who relied on their excellent customer service and fair prices, no matter who owned the company. There was always the attempt to provide friendly good service and fair pricing.

That changed however in the late nineties when Goettl was purchased by a large national management company. To give credit where credit is due, the management firm meant well, but they probably spent more time counting their money than they did worrying about customer service details. It is much more difficult to micromanage from afar, as it takes some decision-making on the ground from day-to-day.

According to Glassdoor, the result was a customer service proposition that ceased to exist and an employee base that was extremely frustrated because they were not given the ability nor the means to really help the customers.

In 2013, Ken Goodrich purchased Goettl. He had a history of being able to take companies that were not doing well and turn them into profitable concerns. Goodrich knew he had a sound company fundamentally, but he just needed to do some things to turn it around.

Goodrich immediately began to meet with customers and employees. He told them that there needed to be immediate action and a customer service plan must be effective right away. He immediately placed in effect a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all products sold, installed, or repaired. He placed ads in all of the media in the major city areas of Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas.

Soon the tide began to turn, and the profits started to roll in. In the meantime, the more important aspect was occurring, which was that customer confidence again had returned. The employees could breathe easier too as their future with the company was solidified. Visit to see more.

BizJournals wrote that a very significant decision that Goodrich made was the acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air of Southern California. This acquisition brought in a strong commercial HVAC division that Goettl did not have, and this strategic move created a tenfold growth in both companies. You can visit their Facebook page

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Equities First Holdings Wikipedia

Not many financial institutional these day can be trusted. ever since the crash in 2008 is has been hard to find a company that does not have their own motives when it comes to giving you finical advice. With that being said.luckily there in Equities First Finical. This company stated to operate in the year 2002, and ever since then has been a staple in its local company hen it comes to help the common man and local businesses with financial advice. Over the course of the last decade the company has grown up and is making leaps and jumps in to new areas. Now if a team of shareholders the company rearwards them with a dividend that detail how truly successful the company is. The company has even go so and far as to open up a branch of offices in the New York area. The company is growing fast and exponentially.