Shervin Pishevar is not a name we have heard much of in 2018, but he has resurfaced with a tongue lashing ready for anyone who is present on Twitter. The entrepreneur who has associations with the Dollar Shave Club, Uber. Pishevar blew up the Twitterverse with more than twenty messages predicting what will become of the American stock market and how the world will change if we do not get competitive with China in Tweets in early February 2018.
One of the posts that held the most significance was one saying that the U.S. stock market would tumble at least five thousand points before slowly regaining ground. He also said that he felt that bitcoin would drop by more than half and then make a crawl back to normal. He attributes a higher interest rate, tax cuts, corporate breaks, and overseas competition as the primary reasons for the upheaval.
Bonds will not work anymore claims Shervin Pishevar. He says that even though these financial tools are effective, America has used these items too many times for them to hold any worth now. He feels that this situation will be like throwing buckets of water on a five-alarm fire. He kept tweeting and downing the interest rate changes saying that we are giving the world an financial problem. He feels that the issues will also extend to a major up and comer in the financial sector too causing the downfall of a good firm.
Shervin Pishevar says that the giant computer megalopolis has fallen and five giants have emerged including Amazon and Facebook. He says that “Silicon Valley” is more of an idea now instead of a physical location. He points out an example of how China is building transportation areas quickly, some in less than a day. Shervin Pishevar does point out a good thing about starter firms like SpaceX saying that they will come forward and excel. He even says that with a pitfall comes new glory and that the U.S. will bounce back, but to mark his words that tough days are coming for America.
Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment
Cancer has now become a more pronounced disease as it was before. According to statistics, people living with cancer make 40% of the population in the US. The number of people living with cancer is expected to increase as years go by. Cancer treatment has, therefore, become crucial to all health facilities aiming at offering treatment at all levels. Tempus has advanced cancer treatment by improving data collection and technology used in hospitals. Tempus is led by Erick Lefkofsky who is the co-founder of this company.
Eric Lefkofsky’s idea of collecting more detailed and reliable data about cancer patients struck his mind after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is at this point that Erick realized a big gap that existed between data collection and technology. He realized that a lot of data are collected about cancer patients but the information collected is not channeled in a streamlined way to make use of it during cancer treatments. Despite that technology was embraced in hospitals, this technology had not been incorporated in data collection and research analysis.
Tempus came in as a result of those gaps that were discovered by Lefkofsky aiming at transforming how cancer care was delivered to patients. Tempus has created a platform that effectively analyzes patients’ molecular as well as clinical data that has made cancer treatments more accurate and efficient. This company also developed soft wares for analytical work but obtaining clinical and medical data for analysis was initially a problem.
The company also faced another problem whereby the information or rather data collected about cancer patients was stored as progress notes. The data was inform of free text field that made it difficult to capture the information and analyze it efficiently. Fortunately, Tempus has developed soft wares such as optical character recognition capabilities and natural language processing that collects pertinent notes that are quickly transformed into structured data that help advance cancer treatment and care.
Cancer treatment has been advanced by Tempus whereby molecular and cellular data has now been involved in their analytical work. According to Tempus, human genes hold clues of what is happens to the body cells and therefore genome sequencing can make it easier and more efficient in fighting cancer disease. Tempus has made it easy for doctors to pair a specific type of cancer with the appropriate treatment hence improving the prognosis of cancer treatments.
Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and the CEO of Tempus. He was born in 1969 and studied at the University of Michigan where he acquired his degree in law in the year 1993.Even though he attained high qualifications in law, Erick was swept in the Dot.com revolution where he emerged as an influential player in the Tempus Company. He spends most of his time in Chicago as this is where Tempus is located.
Eric is also a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of business teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. He has also written a business book about how technology affects business. The work of Tempus has brought advanced cancer treatment globally hence improving the lives of cancer patients.