Eric Lefkofsky has had a long and successful career as an entrepreneur. Throughout his career, he has started up and built a number of companies in a variety of industries. One of his top companies is Tempus which specializes in using technology to fight cancer. He has also founded Groupon which provides consumers with discount shopping options on the internet. Mediaocean is another company of his that provides procurement technology in various forms of media. Along with being a very active entrepreneur, Eric is also someone who gives back to his community. Over the years, Eric has provided contributions and leadership to arts and culture entities such as museums. He is also a member of the board of various hospitals in Chicago. Lefkofsky attended and graduated from the University of Michigan. Eric also completed a law degree from the Michigan Law School as well.
When talking about his business experiences, Eric had a lot to say about his career. Lefkofsky says that the main measure of success is in money. As an entrepreneur, profits and how much money you make determines your level of success. He said that making high profits and lots of money will allow you to establish yourself as a top entrepreneur.
He mentioned that he is a very hard worker where he typically works 12 hours per day. Eric often works on nights and weekends as well. In a typical day, he will arrive at the office at 6AM and begin working on business tasks such as evaluating sales figures, devise marketing strategies and also analyze costs and expenses. Eric will then begin contacting employees and vendors in order to make sure that operations are running smoothly. By 6PM, he leaves the office and goes home.
As an entrepreneur, Eric found it to be more enjoyable to focus on only one business. This allows him to put all of his focus and energy on a business venture that he is truly passionate about. In the past, Eric would start up and manage numerous businesses. This got to be a bit dull and therefore, he believes that it is better for him to focus on one business at a time while his employees manage the other ones under his supervision.