JP had all of the energy and passion of the entrepreneur.
He was also a lovely man. Full of good cheer and resilient enthusiasm.
Being an entrepreneur and trying to grow a business is a fight. There is fun in it but at times the going is hard and the struggle all consuming. JP was up for it all and I admired him for that.
In his passing there is reflection. It makes me think how much is sacrificed in the building of a business. Without that struggle it would be hardly worth the effort. It is the struggle that defines and makes us. But in those quieter moments that can be so hard to find, we remember that there is so much more to life: so much to wonder at, to discover, to experience, and to love. As JP’s skype profile put it: Life is beautiful.