Eric Lefkofsky: Future of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been going through a bit of an explosion over the past decade. With many of these advancements, mankind has been able to overcome some disease that were deemed incurable in the last century. One man in particular has been pushing the boundaries on what is possible in healthcare. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the founders of the technology company named Tempus. Tempus is a company that has the purpose of finding a solution to the growing rate of cancer. Tempus has created a operating system that utilizes the latest in medical technology to find potential solutions to many questions about cancer.

Along with being the cofounder of Tempus, he is also a found of LightBank. LightBank operates as a venture fund focused upon disruptive technologies. Mr. Lefkosky also holds a chairman position at Groupon. Groupon is an internet coupon database which allows user to find discounts on everything from shows to food and meetings. In 2006, Eric Lefkosky founded the Lefkosky Foundation, which works to advance people living in certain communities. With all of the positions that he holds, you would not think its possible for him to do anything else. With his enormously busy schedule he some how finds time to act as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.

As of recently Eric Lefkofsky has earned over 1 billion dollars over ecommerce startups. His latest start up business called Tempus, shows promise in helping doctors and physicians find cures for cancer patients. One of the benefits of this technology is that it utilizes genetic screenings to help physicians determine any potential problems or issues. Tempus has partnered with a number of hospitals around the country with the sole purpose of performing gene sequencing tests. These test should help doctors in the future create person specific treatments for cancer patients.

Why Vincent Parascandola Runs the Insurance World

When he left Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York to be his own employer, Henry Hyde had no idea that his startup would be the insurance giant it is, more than a century and half later. He originally named it AXA Equitable Financial Services but it has taken up several names before it went back to AXA Advisors. Now a global leader in insurance services including investment management and financial services, AXA advisors owes its rise to the top to the people who have been at its helm over the years. One of them is the current Senior Executive Vice President, Vincent Parascandola.

Humble Beginnings

Parascandola and AXA Advisors have many things in common. However, the most striking one is the fact that although their beginnings are a century apart, they were both humble. The company’s founder could never have dreamt of the fame and magnificence AXA Advisors enjoys today. On the other hand, no one would have thought that a young insurance agent freshly graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business would one day become one of the people at the top of a global insurance firm.

Skill and Talent

If he had landed in another industry, chances are that Vincent Parascandola would not have gained as much success as he has today. He was simply made for insurance. Even as a young agent working for Prudential, his star shone over the others, and he was named the National Rookie of the Year in 1987 (the same year he began his career). He later worked for MONY Life Insurance Company, taking charge of various managerial roles of its local and regional field operations. As AXA Advisors’ Senior Executive Vice President, Parascandola is entrusted with various management responsibilities including revenue, financial service, employee recruiting and retention as well as productivity.


With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Parascandola is a rare gem. His talent and managerial skills is something that any company (and any industry) should be proud of. He has accepted invitations to deliver key note speeches in various forums including the Pace University Commencement held in 2014. He has also won a number of recognitions for his management efforts, among them the Master Agency and Career Development Awards by GAMA.

Bruce Bent II Creates Foundation of Double Rock Corporation

Bruce Bent II, Vice Chairman and President of Double Rock Corporation, also acts as the senior executive to Double Rock companies Access Control Advantage LLC and Island Intellectual Property LLC. Through his work at these companies, Bent became known as a successful entrepreneur and innovator. It is thanks to him that many asset management and cash related solutions for brokers and banks have been created and expertly handled. He had spent most of his life fine tuning his trade and is now seen as one of most experienced retirement and cash management experts in the business today.

Bent has greatly influenced the cash management and retirement sections of Double Rock Corporation. Double Rock is a financial technology company that currently provides the most advanced cash management solutions to brokers, dealers, banks, and retail marketers. Bent has worked hard to help Double Rock and now they consider his implementations to be the groundwork of their company. His work to develop the cash and FDIC-insured sweep programs has propelled Double Rock into great success and they are now worth trillions of dollars.

Bent previously held the position of President of The Reserve in New York, NY. The Reserve was the largest and most successful privet money-market institutions in the world. During his time at The Reserve, Bent expanded and improved their product lines and distribution markets. Overall, he was able to increase the company’s income by $126 billion in the 17 years that he worked at the company.

Bent attributes a great portion of his success to his stubborn personality. This trait has given him the tenacity to persevere through difficult times and always work toward higher success. Since failure is part of being an entrepreneur, he is no longer afraid of it and rather welcomes it as a chance to improve upon himself and build promising experiences from it. He believes the key to success is within a group of people. You might be able to accomplish something small on your own, but applying your expertise to the benefit of a group is far more rewarding and generally has more beneficial results.

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According To Felipe Montoro, Concessions Can Offer the Best Solutions towards Basic Sanitation Services

To curb the sanitation challenges, Felipe Montoro highlighted how the Government suggested the utilization of concessions by joining forces with National Bank for Economic and Social Development – BNDES. Edison Carlos, the President of Trata Brasil in a current meeting, added that there are fundamental issues that need be taken care of on the matter. As indicated by Carlos, the improving of the services will introduce change in the services provided in resource zones, structural places and within management level. The reduction in water levels was also another issue brought forward by Felipe Montoro (a specialist in infrastructure ventures).


Edison added that the greater part of the sanitation services in Brazil (90%) are offered through public firms whereby 70% of the consumers receive services from state associations. Felipe anticipates that involving private firms should not be the excuse of not providing good services as the two kinds of associations (private & public firms) can work together to offer the needed services. He additionally integrated that the administration bodies have wide experience that ought to be utilized by joining forces with different associations.


As indicated by Jens, BNDES need to bring customized action strategies for the areas provided with the services. Through the framework, the bank will end up adapting the project to meet the requirements of every zone. For example, the loss of water was termed as one of the major challenges witnessed currently.


Felipe is the CEO of His company Properties and also fills the position of Senior Officer in the finance department at His company S.A. Earlier, Mr. Felipe worked with the His company Group in planning, controlling, treasury, corporate and project finance areas within Brazil and abroad – Singapore & United Kingdom.


Prior, Felipe operated with different Boards of Directors in various organizations which include His company Ambiental (water & sewage), His company Agroindustrial (sugar & ethanol), and His company Energia (renewable energy generation), among others.

Igor Cornelsen Provides Advice That Creates Investment Opportunities

Igor Cornelsen recommends that investors take interest in what they are investing in. These people are going to be able to maximize their return on investment if they don’t know what they’re even putting their money into. This can be tempting for investors that have busy schedules. It can be a great temptation to simply put your investments on autopilot while your broker makes the decisions about what you are putting your money towards.


This is easily one of the worst ideas that any investor can have. It is never okay to not have a clue about what your money is being invested in. Investors should always take the time to see what they are putting their money in for their retirement years. They need to know if there is something else that may be performing much better than the investments that they have chosen.


Something else outside of the United States may give you a high rate of return when American investments aren’t doing so well. This is Igor Cornelsen what is emphasized when it comes to international investing. Igor Cornelsen has done this for years in Brazil, and he is well aware that this can make a big difference in your overall portfolio performance. It is good to get this type of investment strategy in mind because it plays a big part in long-term growth for any investment.


There are times where your investment strategy may need to change. If you have been a very aggressive investor in your early years it may be time to switch to much more moderate growth as you get closer to retirement. The investor that has been too afraid to go into a moderate investment may need to finally bump things up from the slow growth investment strategies that they were using. The person that is at the moderate level may need to pull up to a high-risk investment just to get a feel for what they may be missing with their comfort of moderate investment options. All of these things have a overall effect on the outcome of the long-term investments.


Sheldon Lavin: The Visionary Behind OSI Group’s Global Strategy

     When Sheldon Lavin first became a part of OSI Group’s operations, he had no idea just how big a role he was going to play at the company. But now even in his late years he’s taken a meat processing operation global and been a part of many partnerships that have brought quality food in many markets. If there was one thing Lavin would tell you he loves the most about this job, it’s working with people, especially his employees and managers. He wants to make sure people are treated right and encouraged to work hard in a positive environment. For this reason, many people who join OSI Group never leave it.

Sheldon Lavin was actually an investment banking advisor who guided top executives in various funds. But then he retired and started a consulting firm for small and midsized businesses. He was introduced to OSI Group when it was still known as Otto & Sons in the 1960s. Otto & Sons was a former butcher shop that had grown to owning several operating meat plants across Chicago and several other states, and in 1957 they had become a partner with McDonalds. They tapped Lavin for his skills in investing and financial planning, and with his guidance Otto & Sons was able to restructure their operations several times to meet customer demands.

Even though Lavin had not originally been interested in joining Otto & Sons full time, he was eventually won over by their commitment to family values and generosity in the community. So he soon was able to buy ownership shares in the company, and soon he joined McDonalds in expanding the company’s plants to overseas territories, and after it became an international company the name was changed to OSI Group. Lavin has not only been committed to making OSI Group profitable in the billions of dollars, he has also helped it maintain high safety standards. He is also an active philanthropist in the Chicago Community Foundation, the Jewish United Fund and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Lavin also won the Global Visionary Award at India’s Global Vision Academy.

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Always wanted to be a unicorn? Lime Crime’s got you covered

Three years in the making, Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Dye has finally been released. Since April, Lime Crime offers a range of 13 magically vibrant semi-permanent hair dyes to help you complete your transformation into a unicorn. After all, with funky hair colors all the rage these days, who wouldn’t want to dye their hair ‘anime’ or ‘bunny’ colored? Doe Deere, the founder of Lime Crime, started the company in order to provide the bright colors she needed to match with her own flamboyant sense of style. Unicorn Hair was created to be a dye that Deere would wear herself, and her dedication shows. Want to steal her look? Unicorn Hair offers Deere’s signature hair color, “pony”.


Like all of Lime Crime’s products, Unicorn Hair is vegan, and not tested on animals. It is professional in quality; suitable for both virgin hair dyers and seasoned professionals alike, ready to use straight from the jar. And no worries about harming your hair– Unicorn Hair is bleach and ammonia free.


Unicorn Hair comes in two varieties– full coverage and tint. Full coverage will give you just that, containing a higher pigment count which results in a more saturated color and lasts around 10 washes. Tints will create a more pastel color and are suitable for lighter hair, lasting about 8 washes. Take special care and it’s possible your beautiful locks will last up to 6 weeks before fading. To ensure the best intense color results, leave the dye in your hair for a longer period of time. It is recommended that you have a professional help you lighten your hair before using Unicorn Hair dye, as even Full coverage will show up as a tint on darker hair.


The best part? Unicorn Hair dyes are mixable, so if they don’t have your perfect color available, you can just mix two colors to get your dream locks. Lime Crime encourages you to share ideas for shades if you have them– they might just turn it into a dye!

Lime Crime Introduces Unicorn Hair Dye to Express Your True Self

The latest make-up line, which the millennials absolutely love is the new Lime Crime by Doe Deere. Ms. Deere wanted to create makeup that she herself would want to wear and that was vegan, cruelty-free, vibrant and alive. Most of the cosmetics before Doe brought out her Unicorn brand were boring and geared towards simply blending shades. Lime Crime is the exact opposite. Doe Deere uses unique, extravagant colors, so you can accentuate your assets and be your own unicorn in the world.


Ms. Deere and her husband spent several years developing the line while they were members of a rock band in NYC. She originally had moved to the city from Russia, but now she and her husband manage the business in L.A. She chose the different name of Lime Crime because lime is Doe’s favorite color, and she says it’s a crime not to wear it!


The latest addition to the line is the bold, vegan, temporary Unicorn hair dyes, which contain no bleach and wash out gradually for longer wear. These hair dyes come in fun, fantasy colors such as Jello, Chocolate Cherry, and Blue Smoke and can be worn over other brands.


Ms. Deere spent three years developing these incredible colors. They come in six-ounce bottles, so the user can adjust the amount according to their needs and the length and style of their hair. Highlighting is made easy. You can use just as much as you need.


Unicorn Hair Dyes are bold, vibrant colors that Doe has designed to allow you to be the wonderful you that you are! She is passionate about helping women express themselves and excels in creating exceptional cosmetics. Her brand is Unicorn and she uses the venue to help women feel free to express their personalities. She believes that it’s a “crime” not to be yourself in a world that can be so dull.


Doe Deere’s husband is her business manager, and they make a successful team together! Unicorn Hair is for all ages and hair types and is available in the magical number of 13 amazing colors.

E-governe Making Waves in Osasco

Managing state health and municipal health secretaries is one of the hard tasks performed by the public administration. However, with e-governe Health, the process will become easier, economical and functional. The strategy is to integrate all healthcare units, clinical, dental charts and state health secretariats. The integration will enable scheduling of appointments, and professional’s schedules as well as eliminate service queues and improve the quality of services provided to the community. The system will panel distribution of medicines from pharmacies scheduling of specialized examinations and consultations and application of vaccines. The system will control activities of the ambulances, hospital beds, and management of financial resources in the health sector. Governments which have implemented the system have achieved desirable results. They include:

  • Total control of inpatients from municipalities.
  • Efficient management of financial transfers.
  • Controls of the flow of patients between health units.
  • Dynamic dimensioning of health units.
  • Improved organization of work processes in the health sector.
  • Management of regionalized attendance.
  • Workable agreements among municipalities and the state.

The Brazilian municipality is integrating with ICI’s client portfolio in their e-governe system. The municipal of Osasco signed a contract with the Institute for the implementation of the e-governe Educacao school management system. Part of the agreement is that ICI will supply computer equipment, and install electrical network and also implement a call center in the Sao Paulo city. The e-governe of education in Osasco will cover the headquarters of the municipal education department, continuing education department and 138 school units in the city. The system is expected to deliver several benefits to the community. They will include minimizing or eliminating rework, ensuring availability of shared reports, allow access to the Internet and control access rights according to the security levels outlined by the administrators.

The city work is the fifth largest town in the state of Osasco; it has one of the highest index state development. The city is known for entrepreneurship of its population which is said to be more than seven hundred thousand inhabitants. Osasco has the 23rd GDP and the fifth largest population in Brazil municipalities. It is a thriving economy that gives access to the west of Sao Paul. The municipality presents a dynamic maintainable economy with a strong social progress. The area’s development was promoted by retail, wholesale trade companies, industries and service providers. They attracted important bodies, associations, and representation of productive activity into the city.

Executives of several organs of the municipality of Teresina will partake the training and implementation of the system. Miguel Oliveira, the president of Teresinense Data Processing Company, noted that meetings with individual representatives from several municipality departments has already been held and plans to optimize services have been discussed. ICI is spearheading the implementation of the system, and the first tool is directed towards management of human resources. City Hall now intends to expand the system to improve the services to the public. Mayor Silvio Mendes considers the function of the system in Teresina as essential as he expects many benefits to arise from the system.

Sujit Choudhry, the Mastermind of Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry is the founder and director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The organization brings together experts from all over the world to set policies that concentrate on evidence for proper agendas and decision making.

Sujit Choudhry, who was born in India and brought up in Canada, is a professor of Law at the University of California. His experience growing up in different cultures fostered his success. He combines exhaustive research agendas with an extensive experience as a constitution adviser. It has earned him the honors of his position. He has served in Egypt, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

He is a respected committee member of the International Society of Public Law. He also serves on the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. He is a role-player in the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review. He also serves at The Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law Editorial Board.

Sujit Choudhry has laid his contributions in the constitutional law of Canada with more than ninety articles, different books, and constitutional reports. He has had the privilege of editing books like: “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006)”, “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016)”, “Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation (Oxford, 2008)” and ‘Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, 2016).”  Click on for this.

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Choudhry’s broad experience has brought a more constructive approach to the building of constitutions. He insists on first understanding the point of view when dealing with matters. He advises on adopting new ideas and overcoming the fear of change.  For updates on Sujit’s timeline activities, hit on

Sujit Choudhry is set to launch three collaborative research projects globally involving the International Institution for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. He intends to assemble a community of experts to create knowledge guidelines globally. He would love to see new changes in the constitution by hosting global case-law organizations.  Follow Sujit on his page.

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