Podcast #161

Troy Carter – An Empire Built on Empathy (Rebroadcast)

Troy Carter doesn’t mind being known as “the VC formerly known as Lady Gaga’s manager.” The bets he made to move the iconic artist from obscurity to super-stardom are the same bets he’s made for organizations like Lyft, Uber, Spotify, Warby Parker, and countless others. His ability to spot winners in both entertainment and business is uncanny, fueled by his one true skill–empathy. It’s this empathy that gives him the wherewithal to think like a consumer, feel like an artist, move like hustler, and make money like a BOSS. On Innovation Crush, Troy dishes on the science of his success, dropping out of high school, diversity in entrepreneurship, his personal heroes, and how he constantly manages to shift perceptions of who and what he is

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