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I wonder if…

12 April 2017 | Blog, Blog & News

The other day I read a letter written by my partner, Brad, to everyone at Uptake. In it, he referenced the power of asking yourself the most basic of questions, one of which was: “I …

The Greatest “Fighter” of All Time

10 June 2016 | Blog

I was about to write a blog on the value of insight we can derive from Big Data when I found myself voraciously consuming old Muhammad Ali interviews on YouTube. So I decided to do …

Come On

23 May 2016 | Blog

There is a company called United Nuclear that sells uranium over the internet. For under $100, you can be the proud owner of the same radioactive isotope that’s used to make nuclear bombs. And in …

The Road to a Billion

10 May 2016 | Blog

At Lightbank, I get to work closely with lots of young entrepreneurs. The question I often get asked is “What can I do to insure my business succeeds?” That’s a big question. The reality is …

We All Could Use a Little Homework

11 April 2016 | Blog

When I stepped down as Groupon’s CEO, I felt like I needed a bit of a break. I had been running pretty hard for three years, and I was craving some balance; so I decided …

Lunch with a Friend

17 March 2016 | Blog

A few weeks ago I was having lunch with a friend of mine, and at some point the conversation turned and we began discussing potential global threats to our way of life (not exactly a …

Hoover Dam 2016

01 March 2016 | Blog

I was at TED the other day, listening to a woman named Haley Van Dyck who heads up a new digital agency inside the White House speak about her experience in Government. She provided a …

The Milky Way

12 February 2016 | Blog

Our galaxy, The Milky Way, measures about 100,000 light years across and contains about 200 billion stars. In case you skimmed over that, read it again. Think of how big the Earth is; it’s massive. …

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“I have had the good fortune during my career to work with many business visionaries, and Eric Lefkofsky stands apart for his grasp of technology-enabled innovation and his insights into industry dynamics -- all of which are captured in Accelerated Disruption. This is essential reading for anyone looking to energize, and ultimately to transform, their business.”

John R. Walter, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, RR Donnelley & Sons Company; Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, AT&T