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Alexandre Waquier, founder and CEO of Vyfe

Learning Inspiration 🌈 #42

After working for six years in high-performance sports to equip professional clubs with video analysis software to improve their performance, Alexandre transferred all his knowledge and expertise of video coaching to the world of training to create Vyfe.

Alexandre Waquier founder and CEO of Vyfe

Who is your biggest inspiration? 

On management and leadership, I find that the best of the best remains Barack Obama. When you see him talking and interacting, you really want to be part of his team to change the world. 

Regarding entrepreneurship, I really like listening to Jean de la Rochebrochard‘s videos and podcasts, which I always find very fine in his analyzes. 

Finally, on the sales part, I am the Americans Jason Lemkin and Aaron Ross, who again produce high-quality sales content, drawn in particular from their book, From Impossible to Inevitable.

How do you learn on a daily basis? 🧠

To learn about entrepreneurship, I listen to many podcasts, watch Tedx videos, and YouTube. 

On the sale, I am lucky to be able to use my Vyfe technology every day to analyze sales meetings and try to crack the code of what makes a good salesperson. 

Finally, I love newspaper reading applications like Cafeyn and books like Koober to access a large number of readings easily and quickly.

What are your favorite books, and why? πŸ“š  

Lately, the SAPIENS book has impacted me. It reminds us that we are not much on the scale of time and humanity, and it is always good to have this in mind to put into perspective the trials that we may encounter.

What are your favorite podcasts, and why? 🎧

Another podcast than mine, Sales Heroes πŸ™‚ ?  I would say Generation do it yourself, which made me want to launch my podcast and which allows you to learn through the path of top entrepreneurs.

If you were to stay alone on an island and only be allowed to bring one item, what would it be? 🏝

On the practical side, a lighter, because the fire would allow me to survive physically (I probably look too much at Koh Lanta). On the mental side, probably an e-reader with thousands of books downloaded to survive intellectually.

What would you say to the 18 years old version of yourself?

Do not waste time. Undertake and create projects without waiting too long for the β€œright time.”

What is the biggest challenge you had to overcome this year, and how did you do that?

In 2020, this will be the case for many people. The covid19 crisis has stopped the entire economy, which slowed my company Vyfe. We turned this event into an opportunity to adapt our technology to distance training to allow our clients to generate educational content through video conferencing. It was intense, but we did it!

One last word? 

I like to remember that life is short but full of opportunities. We should not hesitate to take risks, meet people, carry out fulfilling and fun projects, and make the most of the little time we are on earth!

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