Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus and a philanthropist who works to serve the community of Chicago, which he calls his home. He also founded Lightbank and has been a part of many other successful businesses ventures. In a recent interview, he admitted that while he used to better at it, he has a hard time shutting off work mode when he gets home. As a guy who manages more than 11,000 employees in countries all over the world, it is no wonder he has a hard time with it. One thing that he is happy about, nowadays, is the fact that he isn’t managing as many companies as he has in the past. He is glad to focus in more on the few that he spends time with now.
Eric Lefkofsky is glad that he has been so successful in business life and has talked about how he has been driven to do more than simply make more money over the last years. He admits that he has more than enough now and looks for opportunities to give some of it away to charitable causes and deserving organizations. He feels like he is now in a position to make a real impact in the world and hopes to be around to see the changes he has been a part of. While this is true, he has enjoyed some of the money he has earned and flew private airplane for the first time in 2006 after selling off a large part of a successful company he had helped to create.
Eric Lefkofsky still finds time to hang out with his old friend and business partner Brad Keywell. He has revealed in interviews that their families get along and that they love in close proximity to one another. They don’t speak about business too much when they aren’t at work, and when they do at work, their communications are very brief and to the point. Eric Lefkofsky revealed that Keywell and himself used to get into more disagreements in earlier days when the money was short and times were tough.