Robert Ivy Becomes The First Architect To Receive Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

For 15 years, Robert Ivy was the man at the helm of McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record, the world’s most read architectural journal and led it to many awards like the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. It is no surprise then that a man of such stature, carrying more than two decades of experience in the world of architecture was awarded the prestigious Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL).

As the serving Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects, an organisation founded in 1857 by 13 prominent architects to promote and protect the architecture profession, Robert Ivy became the first ever architect to win the prestigious Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that recognises his role in creating, performing or supporting the arts in Mississippi which includes past honourees like actor Morgan Freeman in 2007, writer Eudora Welty in 2001 and the late artist Walter Anderson in 1989.

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Robert Ivy’s ability to make architecture accessible to everyone had played a huge part in him winning the award which is not only a crowning achievement in his professional life but also in his personal life as a Mississippi native.
While juggling the role of Executive Vice-President as well as CEO of the AIA since 2011, Ivy has shown an ability to be a multi-talented individual as a writer and commentator when it comes to architectural trends worldwide.

AIA’s growth in global reach can be directly linked to Robert Ivy taking charge. After his appointment in 2011, he took the organisation membership count to unseen heights, creating records in its 160-year long history. Allowing architects from America to work worldwide and connect from far away nations like China through chapters of the AIA.

It is no surprise then that Ivy has been the recipient of many awards and honours such as the Dean’s Medal from University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture as well as the designation of Master Architect, which he shares with legendary architects like Richard Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. This honour makes him one of only seven to receive the designation and only architect to be nominated in the 21st century.

Robert Ivy was honoured on June 2nd with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL), which is a privately funded, non-profit organisation run with the support of Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning.

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Five Tips On How You Can Sell More Market America Products in Less Time

Sales jobs are a different kind of beast. You need to be able to sell a lot to become a success. Working with Market America is not any different. How can you sell a lot using very little time?

Glad you asked!

The Five Tips That Have Been Proven Effective By Other Market America Associates In the Last Few Years

1) You do need to move as quickly as possible. The attention span of people these days is not very long, unfortunately. Did the person just sign up to look at your IT products? Are they still undecided? You need to move fast. You need to talk to the people who are already looking at your product’s page. You also need to understand the why and how the person has come to look at your Market America page.

2) You cannot sell to the people who are unmotivated. You will find this in your associates and your customers. You need to talk to those who are genuinely ready to commit. You cannot spend time trying to convince someone who does not want to be convinced. What happens if they come back to you later? That is fine, but do not expect anything to happen.

3) You should only talk to the person when it is the best time. You can judge for yourself the appropriate time to make a call. Calling before 10 AM and after 10 PM is very rude. You should not interrupt people during their family time.

4) Wasting time will lead to poor sales. You might have peaked the person’s interest, but that does not mean they want to buy. It is the same as saying that everyone who wants to help you will. The two are not always mutually exclusive.

5) You should try to keep it personal, but not too personal. There is a fine line that you do not want to cross. That you can judge for yourself, but always keep their boundaries and yours in mind.

Eric Lefkofsky Research and Caring

Eric Lefkofsky the Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus an Operating System and Technology Company with the intention to battle Cancer are building a library of data to recognize genes and particular mutations in each individual. The Company and its operating system for Oncologists will help them to treat lung cancer, melanoma, bladder and breast cancer, lymphoma and endocrine therapy. Consequently, it will be easier to recognize the illness and how to treat each patient.

Mr. Eric Lefkofsky thinks that patients have to be treated differently and depending on that mutation, doctors can recommend that specific drugs that better assist them in the treatment of Cancer. Each person is different and his or hers genes differ from each other.

Therefore, targeting those genes and with early detection, like screening, scans, and medication, the patients with Cancer will have less expensive treatments.

The Company has a genomic sequencing Lab to process more than 50,000 patients annually.

Tempus and Eric Lefkofsky have partnered with Mayo Clinic to help doctors use that data treat patients with Cancer.

They did the same with Rush University Medical, and Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Eric Lefkofsky and his wife have established a private Family Foundation, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, he graduated from the University of Michigan.

A dream come true, the challenge of Eric Lefkofsky is to prevent, research, and treat the sick with clinical studies that combined with his data can give patients with Cancer a better chance to fight this illness.

The probability of losing someone with cancer or have lost a loved one with this devastating illness exists and Eric Lefkofsky with his understanding and knowledge and how important is to have the data before treatment will give millions hope to reduce the probabilities and to improve the health of the population all over the world.