I am passionate about cake, entrepreneurship, leadership, and my family. I live in Minneapolis with my wife and son. In my spare time I play bass in a band, write, motivate my peers to reach their goals, and try as hard as I can to build businesses.
I was born in the ’80s but I do not let that influence how I dress. My home town is Minneapolis where I currently live with my wife and son. After God and my family what I love most is helping people reach their full potential. I do this through my love of business, math, statistics, history, and logic. You might see me on the street, you will know its me because I will be wearing mostly black, a slim tie with one of my many gold vintage tie clips. Please stop me and tell me something about yourself.
My name is Thompson Temilade Aderinkomi born in 1980 in the city of Macomb IL but I was raised in Minneapolis where I still live with my wife and son. After graduating from highschool I thought the smart thing to do was to get as much education as I could. Consequently I attended the University of Minnesota and completed a Bachelor’s in Economics and Statistics, a Master’s in Statistics and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management.
My career has been spent entirely in the healthcare industry building economic models, leading business intelligence projects, and developing data warehouses at places like UnitedHealth Group, Medica Health Plans, and UCare MN. Despite doing so much boring stuff, I have always found time to play bass in bands and continue to work on my book. However, most of my time is spent trying to build businesses or trying to motivate the people I encounter to set big goals and achieve them. Currently, I am the board chair for WATCH MN, a domestic abuse monitoring agency, and a board member of Youthprise, a foundation with a focus on youth leadership. I have been working full time on healthcare startups since 2010. My first two flopped and I am working on my third now, which is a healthcare exchange for direct primary care.
I wear a lot of black, because it is easy, and I just like the way it looks. Usually I am wearing a tie with a gold vintage tie clip – so regularly that people sometimes think it is weird when I am not wearing a tie. My favorite kind of food is Chinese, particularly the chicken covered in any sweet and spicy sauce. I know way more about The Lord of the Rings than a person should with plenty of Star Trek Next Generation on the side. But I am also a serious student of ancient history, Herodotus The Histories is one of my favorite books. There is more, but I think reading the blog will be more interesting.