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28 April 2021 Multimedia

The Journey to Building an Expert Network

  1. Troy Lavinia

Troy Lavinia, founder and CEO of Mosaic Research Management, explains what an expert network is and how analysts, portfolio managers, and other researchers use them as part of the investment process. He also discusses his decision to become and entrepreneur and build his own expert network and what he has learned along the way about building teams and systems.

The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

Episode Transcript (PDF)

Topics discussed:

1:15 What is an expert network?
7:26 Troy’s moment of realization and what he was doing he founded Mosaic
11:05 Doubting moments during Troy’s entrepreneurship journey
14:05 Do you have to be an optimist to be an entrepreneur 
16:13 Why Troy decided to start his company
18:13 How Troy is disrupting the space now
12:09 Transcripts: Stream by Mosaic 
24:20 Teams, systems, and spirituality AND artists, entrepreneurs, and employees
31:52 Troy’s recommended books
33:24 Wrap-up questions

  • Ray of sunshine from the pandemic 
  • NASA flight – what do you take with you?
  • Flight or invisibility?  

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