Category Archives: Business Leaders

Lacey and Larkin Poked a Big Bear Who Died

You cannot deny that racism exists still in the country of the United States of America. This evil which we long thought had been destroyed, is still prevalent in our society. Of course, there are still good men who are fighting against this evil. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two such men.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are heroes. They stood up against the racism in this country, and in doing, received the money needed to help other people do the same. This is the story of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.

There is a man known as Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Some people refer to him as America’s toughest Sheriff. He made headlines due to his unorthodox techniques as Sheriff. Though these techniques may be off the beaten road, they did produce results. While at a very basic level it may seem good that he produced results, we need to also look at his methods and ask the question, “are they ethical?’ Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Facebook

Let me paint a scenario for you and you can tell me if it was ethical. The police force racially profile people because of the color of their skin. If your skin happens to be more tan than the average American, you are brought into a jail cell which is kept specifically inhumane for you. It is not clean. It is not safe. It is not healthy.

In fact, you know of people who died in the cells. While there, you watch as the police department wrongfully uses money given to it by the county in order to splurge on their own personal pleasures rather than giving the jail the funds needed to actually pass health inspection.

If you believed that this was unethical, then you believe what Sheriff Joe Arpaio did was evil. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin thought the same. This is why they publish articles and podcasts showing what this man did.

This man showed evil in his heart by trying to silence Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. His goal was to obtain their podcasts and delete them so that no one would hear the evidence against him. To do this, he broke into their homes illegally, and threatened them under arrest.

This illegal activity would go on to become a lawsuit where Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with win the 3.75 billion dollars needed to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund.

Marc Sparks and the Uncommon Meaning of Success

Many times, the stereotypical businessman may be seen as having the planets align in his favor and his success built on the backs of others. These preconceived notions are shattered by Marc Sparks, a truly unique and successful entrepreneur who will quickly dismiss the false ideas about venture capitalism. Also a notable philanthropist, Sparks has balanced his hard work with a genuine heart for others in a way that is rarely seen. Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

 

Marc Sparks has created his current success through various lessons that came from his experience in the field of venture capitalism. Sparks graduated from high school in 1975 and almost immediately began helping to fund startups. With over 30 years of experience at the present time, Sparks retains a select number of portfolio companies through his venture capital firm, Timber Creek Capital LP. The unique approach by Sparks to build companies comes from creating a positive culture within the ranks of the business instead of merely relying on a bare-bones model.

 

The breakthroughs achieved by Marc Sparks in both business and life has culminated in the publishing of his first book, titled They Can’t Eat You. Within the book, Sparks very candidly details the different stages of his life and career, offering unmatched insight regarding how an optimistic attitude and dedicated work can ultimately lead to success. Still, “success” takes on a different meaning for Sparks. He mentions that being rich equates to having good health, a loving family at home, and friends with which to spend time. Learn more: https://classroomvoices.org/marc-sparks-risk-taker-in-and-out-of-business/

 

This different approach to the world by Sparks is most apparent in his philanthropic efforts. Since the 1980’s, Marc Sparks has been a part of The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter based in Texas that helps individuals start down a new path to a better life. The Samaritan Inn offers a comprehensive program that rehabilitates the homeless and assists them in entering the workforce.

 

Sparks also has a strong passion for building and construction, which is evident in his time spent with Habitat for Humanity. He has helped build numerous homes through his own contributed manual labor, efforts that naturally tie into his enthusiasm for staying active and being healthy. The love for competition displayed by Sparks carries over into sports and outdoor activities.

 

In order to expand his global perspective, Sparks has visited numerous countries around the world and uses the cultural experience to improve his own life and business strategies. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/entrepreneur-marc-sparks-transforms-office-to-optimize-innovative-collaboration-300024747.html

 

Mike Baur’s Contribution to Innovation in Switzerland

Mike Baur is an entrepreneur from Switzerland. He is the co-founder and the executive chairman of Swiss Startup Factory. His main work at the company is fundraising and financing rounds. The company was started in 2014 with the aim of creating global companies to counter the existing norms and business models.

Baur has worked in the banking sector for over two decades. He worked at UBS as a commercial apprentice. He left UBS and joined Swiss Private Bank where he rose to become an executive board member. He quit and started to invest in startup companies.

In 2014, he met with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer and together co-founded Swiss Startup Factory. Their business involves a three-month program where they assist early stage startups with benefits such as financing, services, training, consultation, office space, and the connection to a big entrepreneurial and investment networks.

Swiss Startup Factory is the Switzerland’s leading autonomous privately funded early phase ICT Startup Accelerator. This factory is an accelerator that looks for emerging digital entrepreneurs. The company operates from its headquarters in Zürich Area, Switzerland.

Baur spends most of his time working in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He also provides financial and mentorship assistance to different Swiss startups. Additionally, Baur is the co-founder and director of another organization called Swiss Startup Association.

Education

Baur has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Banking and Finance) from the University of Applied Sciences Bern. In 2008, he earned an MBA the University of Rochester. He also has an Executive MBA, from the University of Berne.

Experience

After finishing his studies, Baur worked in the UBS Wealth Management in the first years of his career. The companies are UBS Fribourg from 1991 to 2000, Wealth Management Switzerland between 2000 and 2002, and KeyClient Group Switzerland between 2002 and 2008.

In 2008, he joined Clariden Leu and worked as the Business Area Head of the Private Banking Switzerland. In 2011, he became the Head Private Banking Switzerland. In 2012, he joined Sallfort Privatbank AG as the Head Private Banking. He left the company in 2014 and founded his firm called Think Reloaded AG, a company he still manages.

Since 2015, he has been working for Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF) as the Vice President. The company uses its network of mentors, coaches, investors, and business people from Switzerland to assist students in exposing their technologies to the business world.

From January 2016, he has been working at Swiss Startup Invest as the deputy managing director. The company provides assistance to Switzerland’s high-tech startups.

Jose Borghi Describes How The Millennial Generation Is Impacted By Crisis In Brazil’s Economy

Jose Borghi’s Background

Mr. Jose Borghi is an advertising executive that is considered to be among the top in Brazil. He has garnered Cannes Lions award for his marketing work and been named one of the most influential advertisers in all of Brazil. Jose has worked for companies such as American Express, Goya Foods, Toyota and numerous others throughout his career.

He had founded his own firm that was originally called BorghiRay and later Borghi Lowe. He now works and leads Mullen Lowe Brasil as a co-CEO. Mr. Borghi has been known to blend elements of Brazilian pop culture and music into his ads. One of Jose Borghi most famous and successful advertisements has been for Parmalat stuffed animals. This was where children dressed up as stuffed animals and sang.

Jose Borghi Gives His Take On The Consumer Survey Done On millennials In Brazil

Jose Borghi is quick to point out that millennials are the group that is most affected by the current economic crisis underway in Brazil. He states that millennials, those who were born in the 80’s and 90’s grew up in a period of relative prosperity and growth in Brazil. The sudden economic downturn in Brazil has created the first challenge and difficulty that most millennials will now encounter.

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The consumer survey done by the agency, Consumoteca reveals some startling statistics says Mr. Jose Borghi. The people most impacted by Brazil’s economic woes are the age group of 18-24, with 42% of this group being negatively impacted right now. The next most impacted group is the category of people aged 25-29, with 31% of them being impacted negatively according to the study.

Female millennials are worse off than their male counterparts. 55% of female millennials reported a negative impacted due to the economy compared to 45% of men. Jose Borghi says that this represents that sexism and chauvinism still exists in the labor markets of Brazil. Employers are more likely to fire women than men in Brazil and this is proven by the figures compiled by Consumoteca.

So how are millennials responding to this challenge? Jose Borghi says that an increasing number are turning to entrepreneurship and trying to start their own business. A significant number is also aiming to find employment in the public sector which provides a secure and stable job. This is in response partly says Jose, due to the fact that 11% of all millennials have had their employment contract terminated in the past two years.

Read more about Jose Borghi on Mullen Lowe Group

What Do Groupon and Cancer Treatment Have in Common?

The co-founder and Chairman of Groupon, Eric Lefkosky, has another “million dollar” idea. The idea focuses on a cutting-edge cancer treatment technology that could save thousands of lives. It goes by the name, Tempus.

Tempus Health Inc. is another Eric Lefkosky “brain-child”. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Tempus Health Inc.. The plan is to deliver medical technology to medical providers that empowers them to make the best cancer treatment regimen. Data used will be statistical as well as, personalized for each individuals. Cancer is hard enough on both the doctor and the patient. Any technology developed to assist providers and patients should be considered a “godsend”.

Tempus’ technology utilizes a wide-range of diagnostic data to give healthcare providers a helping hand when choosing cancer treatment options. Molecular analysis, therapeutic data, and even gene sequencing are among the tools in the Tempus kit. This technology has the potential to provide personalized cancer treatments based on real-time and historical health data.

There are so many “X factors” when considering diagnosis and treatment options for cancer. If my cell phone can transcribe my voice messages, I believe doctors deserve something to make their life a little easier. There is no one more suited to deliver such an impressive piece of medical technology, than the leadership at Tempus. Some of the best minds in business, healthcare, and research are involved in making this company a success.

With Eric Lefkosky “at the wheel”, the only direction for Tempus is up. See who else is leading Tempus over the horizon to success, below.

Tempus Health Inc. Leadership

Eric Lefkosky, co-founder and CEO
Dr. Kevin White, President
Dr. Jonathan Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI – Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, Ph.D – Scientific Advisor
Sam Bettis, Director of Laboratory Operations

It is amazing that this self-made billionaire, Eric Lefkosky, has focused his money, resources, and time to such a noble cause. Cancer tears apart hundreds of thousands of families each year. A man in Mr. Lefkosky’s position can choose to do whatever they want with their time and money. It feels good knowing there are members of the 1% making a real difference with their resources.

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