Eric Lefkofsky is Driven Forward By a Desire to Succeed

Eric Lefkofksy is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who also co-founded Tempus, which is a tech company that is looking to change the way that cancer is treated through hard-data. He starts most of his days around 5:00 AM and is already ready to get started at the office by 6:00 AM. Since he is a very busy guy, he usually eats his lunch on-the-go but accepts that this is the price he has to pay for his success. He loves to spend time with his family and does his best to focus, exclusively, on them when he is finished with work. He has found this challenging, and a lot of the reason for that is because he is in charge of over 11,000 employees that work all over the world.

Eric Lefkofsky has found it impossible to stay out of the press but works to keep his life as private as he can. He feels that the media mischaracterized a lot about him in his earlier days and that a lot of things written about him in the late 1990s were inaccurate and just not true. He has spoken about how a lot of the leaders of tech companies from that time period had no idea a tech crash was about to happen in the early 2000s. While Andrew Mason and himself don’t really communicate too much anymore, he continues to stay in touch with his college buddy Brad Keywell who has been a part of more than one business with Eric Lefkofksy.

When asked, during an interview, if he has any plans of slowing down, Eric Lefkofksy commented about his desire to do more traveling and relax more often. On the other hand, he likes to stay busy and to get things done, and as a success-driven man, he never wants to give up. He has made it a point to not walk away from projects when the going gets tough and has found that it is best if he doesn’t get over-emotional about anything in the world of business. The one thing he does get emotional about is his family, and he loves it when he gets done with his work for the day and go home to see them.