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Whitney Wolfe Is Changing The Dating Game

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The Dating World Today

Whitney Wolfe is a veteran of the dating app world. She has managed to create some of the most successful stories in the dating world thanks to her work at Hatch Labs. There she created Tinder alongside others and worked to make it the most successful dating app around. However, she isn’t satisfied with what Tinder has become and wants to make something much greater. This is where she came up with the idea of Bumble from.

How She Plans On Changing It

The biggest problem she sees with online dating is the rise of sexual harassment. So many women using online dating apps are forced to deal with some of the ugliest examples of harassment around. To combat this Bumble only allows men to respond to women after women have made the first move. This stands in direct contrast to what is often seen in so many dating apps around the world. The results of this experiment seem to be paying off. Very few people who use Bumble complain of sexual harassment. Although other dating sites aren’t willing to disclose how often sexual harassment goes on, less than 1% of Bumble users report sexual harassment.

What It Means For All Of Us

The results of Bumble suggest we have a better ways of dealing with the issues commonly found in online dating. There isn’t much to compare this to because other dating apps aren’t the business of assessing sexual harassment, but it’s clear that she has certainly created something that she can be proud of. Bumble is already giving millions of people hundreds of millions of matches with no signs of stopping. If things continue the way they are now it’s likely that future successes will be even greater.

Entrepreneurs/Philanthropists

Eric Lefkofsky: A True Philanthropist

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Eric Paul Lefkofsky is a well-rounded entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan with his hands in many endeavors. He graduated from Southfield-Lathrup highschool in 1987 and did a superb job at the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors. Eric Lefkofsky shows his genuine concern for humanity not only with words but with solid action. He left a coveted CEO position at a business he co-founded (Groupon) with hopes of curing cancer working at Tempus, a company he also co-founded. Lefkofsky is currently active as the CEO of Tempus. Tempus is a company that developed a innovative system to fight cancer. Their goal is to lay a foundation to fight cancer by analyzing a patients genetic code thus helping doctors get to the root cause of tumors and better understanding them. They specialize in only 3 types of cancer but expect to cover more in the future.

The cancer industry is one Lefkofsky knows very well as he has donated millions of his own dollars to it. He also is the author of “Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation”. Accelerated Disruption is a warning to people who are in a position similar to Lefkofsky was on what to expect if you come up with a new brilliant idea. He warns of bigger companies or even start-up companies that will come in and one up your idea effectively taking your company’s spot in the industry. While his book shows his concern for his fellow man, so do his actions within communities.

Lefkofsky (http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/elitestreet/ct-elite-street-glencoe-groupon-lefkofsky-1211-biz-20161206-story.html) took on the role of being on the board of directors at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago showing his compassion for kids. He also founded the Lefkofsky Foundation along with his wife Elizabeth, a foundation that helps children and has its hands in human rights advocacy, the medical field, and lastly arts and culture. The foundation has helped fund over 50 organizations thus far easily earning Mr.Lefkofsky the title of philanthropist. Lefkofsky is very active on his twitter page keeping us up to date on any progress Tempus achieves. This is a testament to his character showing he is a man of his word and proving it by giving the public all transparency. Eric Lefkofsky is just another man trying to do what we all should, promote the well being of others.