In today’s episode of Unicorn Builders, we speak with Jean Paul Chauvet, CEO of Lightspeed, a unified point of sale payments platform that’s raised over a billion dollars in funding. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Jean Paul’s background as an engineer, and how a ‘golden childhood’ in Nigeria helped him find his road to business leadership
  • The importance of timing and industry insight to guide critical business decisions, and how Jean Paul got it right again and again
  • How Lightspeed manages to stay ahead of the game by listening to customers and constantly striving for innovation
  • Why founders looking to achieve big things should learn to fail fast and course correct
  • Being hyperactive, hardworking, and ultimately always coming back to business rather than rest

Favorite book: 

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers (Collins Business Essentials)

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