Marc Sparks: Working To Help Entrepreneurs To Succeed

When Marc Sparks was in high school in Austin, Texas, he was barely able to maintain a ‘C’ average. However, that has not prevented him from becoming a successful entrepreneur and a very generous philanthropist. In a business career the spans more than 4 decades, Sparks has founded and run dozens of companies and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in income. But it has not always been easy. Marc Sparks had lots of struggles to overcome. He credits God for helping him to make his life a success and it has motivated him to share his good fortune with has many people as possible.


And Sparks has been helping others for a very long time. He has been providing help to the homeless at the Samaritan House in Dallas, Texas. The organization houses about 160 residents. The residents are provided with health programs, job placement, financial education, family services and counseling. On average, residents remain at the Samaritan House for five months before getting a place of their own. He has also provided more than 1000 computers to at-risk youth through Sparky’s Kids, his non-profit organization. Sparks also works with the American Can! Academy for high school kids and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and many other non-profit groups.Learn more :


One of the many companies Marc Sparks founded was Timber Creek Capital. The company had provided venture capital to numerous start-up companies. Two of the companies in which he made significant capital investments were Cardinal Telecon LLC and Blue Jay Wireless, two cell phone companies. He also offered business planning, strategy, expert insight and funds and created a variety of businesses including a software company, several restaurants, an auto insurance company, GlobalTec Solutions, Splash Media, Reliant Healthcare, Agency Matrix, Cobalt Real Estate Services, Uncle Marc Food Delivery and many others.


Marc Sparks credits his success to his focus, faith, savvy monetization, passion, tenacity, a sense of urgency and the grace of God. His love for mentoring budding entrepreneurs has moved him to create a business incubator to provide many of them with capital, office space, support staff, equipment and help with accounting, marketing, legal issues, web development, customer service and more. He has been instrumental in helping many new businesses to succeed. He has also helped the entrepreneurs to navigate the complex path to success with which they are faced.Learn more :


To help as many budding entrepreneurs as possible, Marc Sparks has written a book called ‘They Can’t Eat You‘. In it he shares the many struggles he had to overcome. It contains pearls of wisdom and is designed to inspire entrepreneurs to follow their dreams no matter the obstacles they face. It can be a very valuable resource for entrepreneurs.

Eric Lefkofsky is Promoting Technology in Healthcare

Doctors knew that very little information on cancer is available to them. But there was not much that they could have done about it. This is because there are a lot of cancer patients all across the country. Still, no comprehensive data is available about them in one place. This impacted the doctors as they had no access to any data to provide them information regarding a treatment plan or any other similar issue. But this was impacting the cancer patients the maximum.

Eric Lefkofsky had this realization when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was when he started looking for more information with regard to cancer diagnosis. He realized that there was hardly any data or analysis available that was related to cancer or its treatment.

Hence Eric Lefkofsky had the idea of an operating platform that could collate data from across the country on patients who were suffering from cancer. This is the way Tempus was founded. Eric Lefkofsky also added an analyzing service here. This would analyze the treatment plans, along with the drugs being administered as well as the genetic makeup of patients. This way a variety of treatment options were made available to the doctors. They could pick and choose whatever they wanted as per their particular patient.

Any doctor who wanted to change any drug for a particular patient could now check its impact on some other patient who may have had a similar medical condition as well as genetic makeup. The doctor would know the impact besides the side effects of that drug without even administering it to their patient. Hence it can be a real blessing as the doctor as well as the patient will be prepared for the possible outcomes beforehand and learn more about Eric.

Eric Lefkofsky is excited with his venture as he has brought in technology for treating cancer. This kind of combining technology along with health care will benefit the patients immensely.

Tempus is privately held and operated. Thus Eric Lefkofsky is not answerable to any shareholders since it is a private company. Tempus is a personal business for Eric Lefkofsky, and he has aligned each part of his family to it and more information click here.

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Securus Technologies Keeping Officers Safe on the Street

I work on a task force that is responsible for bringing escaped inmates back to the jail. The biggest issue that we have to deal with on a regular basis is that most of these inmates have nothing to lose when they are out on the streets. If they escaped and were facing life or worse, then on the street taking another life means nothing to these escapees.


In addition to being extremely careful while we hunt these criminals, we need to rely on accurate information because we have to get one step ahead of the suspect or we are putting many civilians in the line of fire if this suspect is not found quickly. When we get tips, we have to follow up on them, no matter how wild or extreme they may seem.


To that point, many criminals have a network protecting them that will call the police and make false sighting reports in an effort to keep the scent off the suspect. This can slow down our progress and make for a very frustrating pursuit.


At the local jail, Securus Technologies had installed a new inmate communication that was allowing officers to get back control of the jails, and they had a software that was going to make our job easier.


The covert alert feature that we used in the new software is invaluable in tracking down these inmates. They have to use the phones to call their family, friends, or gang members. Now we can use that software to pick up on unique conversations that are helping to point out who is helping and where the inmate is going next.


This year already I have closed 3 cold cases thanks to the covert alert feature and we hope to break all sorts of record in captures this year.


Doug Levitt Greyhound Bus Adventure Across the US

Why would anyone want to cross America by Greyhound bus? For Doug Levitt, it was an adventure to complete a project, that was part art and part book research. And during his 13 yeas of traveling the 120,000 miles by Greyhound bus he has encountered many people from every walk of life.

His interest in his project started taking shape when in 2004, he traveled by bus to undecided towns to register voters for John Kerry’s Democratic run. It was then that he met people of different political persuasions and social backgrounds. After the election he continued his discovery of America, crisscrossing the nation by way of the Greyhound and read full article.

What he discovered, through his own observations, the bus surrounded him by people who’s financial condition were on the poverty line, to others with addiction and mental illness, as well as his own mental issues.

During his long journeys people opened up about their own life story, and he in turn, opened up about his father’s suicide and trying to come to terms with the trauma that he has tried to resolve in his own mind since he was 16 and learn more about Doug.

Moreover, he feels he has a greater understanding of people from different walks of life, financial background and social persuasions. Noting that on a one-to-one basis, people do have compassion for one another and Doug of Twitter.

Doug Levitt graduated from Cornell University. Out of college, he began a career as a journalist for CNN. Then he changed course, moved to London, UK and began an art career. His art forms are diverse, ranging from music, novel and photographic forms to tell his story.

This artistic project through the Greyhound Bus, is still ongoing. His story, his art brings light to the unseen and underappreciated people of the US.

How Wen Affected This Author’s Fine Hair

Emily McClure had seen commercials on QVC about the Wen hair care products and decided to try out the Cleansing Conditioner.

Wen is a company that sells a popular line of hair care products created by Chaz Dean. Their main product is the Cleansing Conditioner which claims to take the place of shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner with only one product. View the Wen company profile on

On her first day using the product she noted how the bottle recommended using around 20 pumps for her hair style. Worried how the product would affect her fine hair she chose to use the minimum amount of product and started with 10 pumps.

After her first use she immediately noted changes in how her hair looked and felt. While massaging the product into her hair she points out that normally a lot of hair falls out in the shower, but while she used the Wen hair conditioner she did not experience any hair falling out. After rinsing the product McClure used a blow dryer to dry her hair. The conditioner made added shine and bounce to her hair after her first use.

Continuing to use the product daily Emily noticed that while the product still gave her hair more shine and bounce, her hair got greasy faster than normal. McClure would usually only need to shower every other day before her hair would look greasy. While using Wen product she had to shower every day.

The authors overall reaction to the Guthy-Renker beauty product was a positive one. Completing a one week trial, she noted that after using Wen Cleansing Conditioner her hair not only felt better but looked better. One point she made was that the product may not be for you if you don’t have time to shower and style your hair every day, as it will make your hair greasy much quicker than normal.