Jason Hope Holds the Future in his Hands

Like many aspects of everyday life in United States society, the internet influences many things. This influence even reaches into the airline industry, where technology makes everyday operations from takeoff to landing more efficient and safe. Certain smart and savvy captains of industry, like Jason Hope, are paying close attention to the advances being made in their field of service. And, they really like what they see so far and hold high hopes for the future.

When it comes to safety and security, there are measures that can feel like an inconvenience even if they are really worth the time and effort. However with Bluetooth beacon technology, these safety measures are much more streamlined and cohesive in their collective effectiveness. For example, Virgin Atlantic has Boeing 787 airplanes that connect to a wireless network. This results in safety and maintenance alerts that are shared with ground crews the moment action is needed. They also share information about toolboxes and the condition of safety equipment.

These technological systems also works well for keeping passengers well informed about their baggage and SENS foundation, with beacons attached to luggage tags that share information regarding their location. There is also a good use for this networking system when it comes to making check-ins easier. And, there is more that this tech can do for passengers. If they find themselves turned around and disorientated from travel, their Bluetooth connection to a network can send them directions. In the event that being turned around has wasted too much of their time, flight take off times and reminders to board can be sent to their devices alerting them of the situation.Advances like this are the type of things that really pique the interest of philanthropist, entrepreneur and futurists Jason Hope. For him, being involved with what is going on in the world and what is coming next is the best that he can truly give back to the community at large. Perhaps that is why he holds a degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business.

Anthony Petrello: A Magnificent Executive and Magnanimous Philanthropist

Anthony Petrello is widely recognized as not only one of the most powerful men in oil and gas industry, serving as the CEO and President of Nabors Industries, but also a well-respected philanthropist in the community of Houston.

Nabors Industries is a giant in the oil and gas industry, providing a myriad of services including innovative technologies, directional drilling services, offshore drilling rigs and performance tools in not only the United States but in multiple international markets. Listed as NBR in the New York Stock Exchange, Nabors employs high-skilled people, and in collaboration with the industry’s technologically advanced drilling machinery, continues to raise the bar in operating at the top of the tier globally.

After receiving his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School following a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Yale University, he worked with Baker & McKenzie from 1979 to 1991, specializing in international arbitration, taxation and general corporate law.

Resigning five years after Anthony Petrello became managing partner, Petrello joined Nabors Industries, joining the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and taking on many roles with the company: President and Chief Operating Officer (1991-2011), Deputy Chairman (2003-Present), President and Chief Executive Officer (2011-Present), and Chairman of the Executive Committee Board as well as Chairman of the Board (2012-Present). If that is not enough on Petrello’s plate, he also makes time to help with initiatives like strategic planning and direction, which helps Nabors Industries to adapt, rise, and differentiate itself from other industries in this increasingly competitive era.

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Besides the excellent work he does with Nabors, Petrello is equally admired and lauded for the work he does outside the office. A well-acclaimed philanthropist, Anthony Petrello is greatly vested in medical issues and provides copious financial support to the medical community. Having a disabled daughter led Petrello to become involved in advocacy for children’s needs on their health. Petrello and his wife, Cindy, who were college sweethearts, were unfortunately given sad news regarding their daughter’s health at birth. Born early, at just 24 weeks and weighing a little over a pound, doctors broke the news that Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL. This disease is common among babies born premature, as a result of blood and oxygen not flowing properly to the brain. Hence, the damages cause significant neurological issues; in this case, Carena developed cerebral palsy, giving rise to problems such as chronic motor skill impairment, developmental delays, and dependency on someone for life. Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/27/why-nabors-ceo-wont-top-best-paid-bosses-list-again-in-2014/

Despite given the heartbreaking and difficult news, the Petrello’s did not allow the diagnosis to stop and accept that fate and became proactive about the issue. Rather, Anthony became involved in learning about neurological diseases and offering help, giving nearly $7 million to a Texas Children’s Hospital’s neurological research center. Not only is Petrello involved in the financial support and advocacy for children with severe impairments and needs, but he is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the hospital.

Anthony Petrello, despite having accomplished so much, is continuing to help many through his consistent hard work in both his professional and personal setting, attributing luck over being smart for his success in life.

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How an Entrepreneur is Changing the Way We Fight Cancer

The Billionaire Behind It All

Eric Lefkofsky is one of the world’s most established businessmen. With a net worth nearing $2 billion he clearly understands something about how to run a successful business. Beginning his career as an entrepreneur while still attending classes at the University of Michigan Lefkofsky has evolved from selling carpets to running some of the world’s greatest companies. Whether he’s serving as the chairman of Groupon or directing management at Tempus Lefkofsky keeps on finding ways to lead commerce towards innovations. While his success is clearly important to him he has other goals in mind as well. He places great importance in helping other battle disease and improve the social condition of the common man.

 

 

A Brief History

Eric Lefkofsky was born in raised in the state of Michigan. His father was a structural engineer and his mother was a school teacher. Both Lefkofsky and his brother pursued law degrees after high school but Lefkofsky found himself fixated on entrepreneurial interests. He wanted to prove himself in the world of business and to do that he opened up his own businesses.

 

As an entrepreneur Lefkofsky has cofounded more than half a dozen companies. Groupon, Lightbank, and InnerWorkings are just a few examples of the brilliant firms he has helped established. Whenever he touches something it turns to gold almost overnight. In fact in 2010 Groupon was on track to reach $1 billion in revenue faster than any other business in history. With this understanding of how to succeed in building a business Lefkofsky is now tackling one of the greatest challenges of his life.

 

 

Solving An Age Old Problem

The core idea behind Lefkofsky’s latest startup Tempus is essentially giving doctors a way to offer their patients personalized care. Each case of cancer is the result of a number of genetic and environmental factors interacting with each other. To provide the proper care each patient needs Tempus gathers the data needed to give each patient exactly what fits their specific needs. Everything from genetic sequencing to analytics gives doctors the clearest picture of their patient possible.

 

This “Big Data” approach to healthcare is an example of what Eric Lefkofsky does. He understands how to find a need and what to do to fulfill that need. With his help the future of cancer therapy will find solutions we can’t even dream of. Eventually down the road this approach may even lay the groundwork for personalized medicine and other far reaching ideals.

Read more about Lefkofsky and Tempus in this recent Yahoo news article.