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Josh Verne is an All-round Entrepreneur and an Agent of Financial Wellness

Josh Verne is one of those men who starts an endeavor and runs with it to the end so that by the time it exchanges hands, it is fully baked. He is a renowned entrepreneur with over 20 years of extensive experience in creating business from scratch developing them through all stages and finally selling them, this time round as leading multi-channeled businesses. This man is right now the CEO of Flocku.com. Recently, Andrew Farebee in his podcast dated August 17, 2016 invited Mr. Josh Verne to shed some light on the topic Growth, Wealth.

 

Josh Verne highlights several things ranging from who leaders and bosses are, expounding that while a boss demands respect while accomplishing his goals, a leader earns the respect by putting his people before him, and use the respect earned to getting them accomplish the goals for him. He explained that the latter is the best way to accomplish anything that you and your team set.

 

A leader has to speak less and learn more. The less a leader speaks the more the power, their words have and the more authoritative he will be. As a matter of fact everyone only has two ears and one mouth and hence they should use them in that proportion. It is only when you speak less that people will always want to hear you whenever you have anything to say.

Josh also advises leaders to strike a balance of life. Even though one has much money but their home life and health is compromised, they will suffer. Alternatively if you have a loving family, shredded body but you are really not making enough money, you still will suffer. One should also figure out what they are passionate about and pursue it if they want to be successful, Josh added.

 

Josh Verne is currently founder and CEO of FlockU, LLC, which is a mobile, peer to peer exchange platform for tertiary level student. This is a viral website with viral content that target the youth. The site talks, explains and expounds everything from exams, sports, sex, news etc. . The content helps students to know how to go about life outside classroom.

 

He was also president of workpays me a platform for ecommerce which helps people gain financial wellness and helps them make informed purchases through easy and direct deductions. For sixteen years till 2011 he was president of a Philadelphia, PA based Home line Furniture Company that strived to supply home furnishings. Currently the company is an international distributor for home based furniture, with 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art equipment.

 

Eric Lefkofsky: A Brilliant Mind, A Benevolent Heart

Bill and Sandy Lefkofsky had no way of knowing that while in a Detroit, Michigan hospital on Tuesday, September 2, 1969 their newborn son, Eric Paul Lefkofsky would grow up and change the world. From his early days of selling carpet as a freshman in college to one of his most recent accomplishments of co-founding Tempus, a technology based company that focuses on providing physicians the tools to deliver a more personalized and targeted approach in the treatment options and courses for cancer patients, Eric Lefkofsky is certainly the upper echelon of respectable and reputable philanthropists alive today. His passion for people, like his success in business ventures, abounds and is clearly observed by his many accomplishments and contributions.

The Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable trust formed in 2006 by Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Elizabeth is an example of Eric’s philanthropic ethos. The key focal points for the Foundation’s grant consideration covers a myriad of topics such as: health care, education, medical research, human rights, as well as art and culture. One of the most heavily targeted areas of recipients of this grant surround art and culture, and are in Lefkofsky’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Significant focus is also placed on education and programs designed specifically to enhance student learning, preparing both student and teacher for the future generations.

However, the charitable arm of Eric Lefkofsky reaches far beyond the borders of Chicago, and exceeds both state and country boundaries with his selfless commitment to helping others. The Giving Pledge is but one example of such. The Giving Pledge is comprised of the world’s wealthiest people who officially pledge to dedicate more than half of their earnings or wealth while they are still alive or in a will to notable charities or causes. The main reason behind The Giving Pledge is to promote and increase the caliber of life for humanity on all fronts.

As the co-founder and CEO of Groupon, along with other successful companies, it is abundantly clear this guy knows how to make money. While that truth is undeniable, the biggest and most meaningful actions of this brilliant billionaire stem from what is in his heart regarding helping others live better. Considering the life, education, success and accomplishments of this man, this superior example of a human being, one thought continually resonates loud and clear: Thank G-d for Eric Lefkofsky.