Dec 03 2023

Ryan Tabone

Passions Over Paychecks

Ryan Tabone, was a key innovator in the development of products like Chromebook, G Suite, and Google Finance. Today, Ryan serves as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Lightspeed Commerce. His insights serve as a masterclass on following your gut instinct.

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On this episode, Caesar is joined by Ryan Tabone, who was a key innovator in the development of products like Chromebook, G Suite, and Google Finance. Today, Ryan serves as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Lightspeed Commerce.

Ryan reflects on his time at Google, discussing the amazing projects he had the opportunity to work on, the importance of continuous learning, and the decision to pursue a career he was passionate about - even if it meant making financial sacrifices.

He also shares valuable advice for his younger self, highlighting the significance of starting to invest early, finding balance in life, and embracing risks and failures for personal growth.

Beyond finance, Ryan speaks about his personal ambitions for the future, including a passion for AI and creating his own distillery. He emphasizes the importance of appreciating the good in life and working with colleagues who bring value.

Interesting links from this week’s episode:

  • Follow Ryan on LinkedIn.

  • Read out Designing Your Life, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and The Intelligent Asset Allocator.

  • Check out the Lightspeed commerce platform.

About Ryan Tabone

Ryan Tabone, Lightspeed's Chief Product & Technology Officer, is the mastermind behind the future of commerce for small and medium businesses.

He is a visionary who blends technological acumen with a sharp focus on customer experience. His mandate? Empowering his product and technology team to inject creativity and innovation into the DNA of every project they touch.

Previously, Ryan was a key innovator at Google where he was a Product Leader for over 15 years. He helped start Chromebooks, led GSuite, which includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, and most recently, he was VP and GM for Google Finance.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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