Doug Levitt use the buses to mingle with the suffering Americans

Traveling by bus can be exhaustive and utterly soul waning because it takes countless hours to reach your destination. Most of us will prefer taking a flight, and will only consider a bus if we are broke or miss the longevity involved. People take the bus for the fun of it, as a jaunt with friends, or because their towns are far from the airport. Of all the whys and wherefores that cause people to travel by bus, none of them compare to those of Doug Levitt.

Levitt is an American artist who used his bus explorations to expose the woes and insecurities of the overlooked American societies. Born in D.C, Doug Levitt is a son of a council member, Carol Schwartz. He went to D.C. public schools where he sang in choirs and also engaged in sports. During voter’s registration project, Doug developed an interest to know more about the forgotten American societies. He used the Greyhound buses to criss-cross around the country and currently, he has traveled more than 120,000 miles.

While most of us travel absentmindedly, the one-time CNN correspondent used his every moment on the Greyhound to get to know the people he traveled with. He used this opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the people he met. According to him, a bus provides an environment where you can mingle with poverty, addiction, and mental illness. He adds that on a long bus journey people open up and share their wretched moments.It is a fact that our political system and media houses digress when the paucity topic is raised.

However, thanks to people like Levitt, real issues like poverty are getting the attention they deserve. Doug Levitt documented all his encounters in the ‘Greyhound Diaries’ and also in a website where he shares images, videos, and stories about the escapades. His seven years traveling experience provided an insight into every part of the American society and brought into the limelight the paucity and alienation surrounding the forgotten in America. Doug Levitt still travels by bus to meet more people and use his website and songs to talk about the struggling Americans.

 

Eric Lefkofsky’s Company Helps Medical Professionals Fight Cancer

Tempus, a company founded by Eric Lefkofsky is now teaming up with the University of Chicago. The partnership involves Tempus providing patient data and data analysis to medical providers who are studying and treating cancer. Tempus will provide patient info and treatment info to doctors in an effort to learn from past treatments and past patients on what the most effective route for treating cancer is for new and existing patients. The data analytics company will also attempt to gather and store as much data on cancer patients and treatments as possible and give it to cancer researchers who can then glean information from the data to come up with customized solutions for patients.

Besides Tempus, Eric Lefkosky has founded numerous other companies. Lefkofsky is a venture capitalist who has his own venture capitalist investment bank called Lightbank. This firm invests in startups, products and new ideas, especially in the tech industry that have the potential to develop into big ideas, firms or products. Another company that Eric Lefkofsky has founded is called Media Ocean. This company uses software to streamline and organize marketing. One of the hall marks of Media Ocean is aggregating data from both the company, vendors, third parties and customers into one channel to create a central point from where all marketing can be based upon and begin to take root in.

Besides being involved in venture capitalist firms such as Lightbank and businesses such as Tempus and Media Ocean, Eric Lefkofsky is a leading philanthropist in the United States. Being a billionaire, Eric Lefkofsky realizes that giving back to the community is very important. To that end, Eric Lefkofsky has established the Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This Foundation gives grants to medical research, education, the arts, and non-profit groups that raise awareness of key issues.

Roberto Santiago’s Creative Success

Roberto Santiago is a famous film director and playwright of Spanish origin. He was born in Madrid in 1968. His lifelong passion for writing led him to study literary creating at the School of Letter in Madrid. He also graduated the Complutense University where he received an education in Image and Sound.

Roberto Santiago directed his first short film in the year 1999 called Roulette. In was shown in the official section of the biggest movie festival – the Cannes Film Festival. His next production was Happy Men (2001) which received its premiere at Spanish Film Festival of Malaga. Roberto Santiago continued his successful career as a film director with The longest penalty in the world, which was nominated to Goya in the category of Best Adapted Screenplays. The film was watched by over a million people in Spain alone. Since then Roberto Santiago has gone on to directing and writing many more movies. His success started in Spain but reached an international level. Roberto Santiago produced a film that was sponsored by UNICEF because of the values it shows for children. The movie is called The dream of Ivan. The film received a premiere in a number of Spanish-speaking countries to spread its message. Since then it has been translated into other languages as well as many f his other movies. Ricardo Santiago also worked on several theatrical plays that were welcomed warmly by the audience and wrote the adaptations of a number of fiction and non-fiction books. His movies feature a variety of genres and themes which show the explorative nature of Roberto Santiago when it comes to creating film and plays. Due to his education in Image and Sound, his productions feature amazing sound quality and demonstrate great attention to details in imagery.

His love for writing also prompted him to become a novelist. He has published a few youth and children’s books which were nominated for awards in 2016. His collection called The world according to Claudio won an International Format Prize in the year 2000. He also wrote and published books in several other genres that are also aimed at a range of age groups. Roberto Santiago has a collection of football novels, which is a rarity. It is called Los Futbolisimos. The collection went on to become an editorial phenomenon and become a best seller in the Children’s Literature genre. Roberto Santiago will be creating more books and movies for his audience to enjoy.

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From eBay to World Class Retailer

Many of the best businesses start very small. A single idea might drive them forward to achievement. This is true of one of the country’s best known and most respected makeup retailers. Doe Deere, founder Lime Crime, started her business from a single idea. Since then, her company has grown and expanded into many new fields. As a result of her hard work, she has seen her business take off and vastly expand. She knows that it was due to her vision that her cosmetics company was able to break out the pack and turn into something more. She is delighted at how well her business has expanded in just a short period of time. Her early start led to new heights that have helped her expand her business model and create a very satisfied base of customers who are happy to follow her wherever she chooses to go.

 

Starting Out

 

Deere has always been in love with makeup. She knows that makeup can be used in many wonderful ways. It was with love of makeup that began her idea of creating her own. Once she realized she could do this, she began to realize that doing so could be something she could do to earn some money. This led her to consider places she might decide to sell her items. Selling items today is now easier than ever before. Any business person can choose to set up a business online. Deere choose to seize the moment and use it to her advantage. She began her selling on a popular website. Ebay is one of the world’s most popular communities. Here, people can pick up items that might be available in other places often for less money. As she states in a recent interview, this is where her own idea about selling items began. Her own store on the site was a huge success, leading her to realize that she could take off from this idea and then create a site of her own to sell products directly to her many fans around the world.

 

Loving Her Career

 

Since that time, her career has taken off. What was once a small idea has turned into something yet more. As the president of Lime Crime, she has been instrumental in pushing the ideas of the company forward. Her creativity has demonstrated that it is possible for her to take all kinds of makeup concepts and then make them come to life. In the past few years, her products have been featured in various places all over the world as customers have come to love the products that she sells. She looks happily to the future knowing that it will be bright.

Deciphering the Life and Career of Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most successful business minds in the United States. Eric, born in Michigan, climbed the ladder of success and joined the league of billionaires. A considerable part of his reputation is drawn from being the co-founder as well as the chief executive officer of Tempus.

 

Tempus

 

Tempus is a technology company that is acknowledged for creating an operating system designed to battle cancer. The operating system built by Tempus allows physicians to provide personalized cancer treatment or care via its interactive analytical as well as machine learning platform. Tempus also offers therapeutic data, molecular analysis and genomic sequencing services to enable physicians to make not only real-time but also data-driven decisions. Eric Lefkofsky steers the company as its CEO and co-founder.

 

Education Background

 

Aside from being successful, Lefkofsky is also well-educated. He is an accomplished alumnus of the University of Michigan where he attended and graduated in 1991 with honors. However, his education journey did not end there, as he furthered his studies by attaining a Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Michigan Law School.

 

Career

 

Eric Lefkofsky began putting his entrepreneurial talent to the test while in law school at the University of Michigan. Later after law school, he joined effort with his friend, Brad Keywell to buy a Madison-based apparel company known as Brandon Apparel. This was accompanied by a series of other companies, which he and Keywell co-founded. Some of the companies created by the duo include Starbelly, which they sold to Halo Industries. The other companies include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and Lightbank. Apart from serving Tempus in the top-most executive position, he is also the chairperson of Groupon.

 

Philanthropy

 

Eric has also proven to be an altruistic individual through his involvement in charity. Together with his wife Elizabeth, they are acknowledged for founding the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. The foundation aims at supporting scientific, educational and charitable organizations as well as causes around the globe. With a focus on children, the Lefkofsky Foundation has funded over 50 organizations since its inception. The Lefkofsky couple is also a member of The Giving Pledge.

 

Other Roles and Community Interests

 

Eric Lefkofsky serves on the board on numerous organizations like the Children’s Memorial Hospital based in Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a Trustee member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which is a Chicago-based performing arts facility. Additionally, Eric works at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the capacity of adjunct professor.

 

Away from his busy schedule, Eric has managed to keep in touch with the rest of the world by maintaining an active social media presence. He is present on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook among others.