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Eric Lefkofsky 
Chicago-based co-founder and chairman of Groupon and head of Lightbank, a fund that provides seed money to start-ups.

I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about being a Jew. I think about how to be a good person, how to build a good business, how to be a good father. I think of myself first as an American and then as a Jew. That said, I am absolutely connected to Judaism. Being Jewish is simply woven into my fabric, and it’s hard to separate it. Ultimately when we think about raising our kids, we want to make sure they have a connection to Israel and Judaism. It’s important, but it’s just not something easily touched or described. Jews bring a lot to the world. From a historical perspective, we bring examples of overcoming tyranny and religious persecution. From a modern perspective, we have a remarkable set of accomplishments for such a small population. It’s amazing that just 13 million Jews have contributed so much to society in business, cultural achievements, civics, in almost every category. We have a determination and a work ethic that is unique.

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