Peter S. Cohan

Peter S. Cohan

President of Peter S. Cohan & Associates

Peter Cohan is president of Peter S. Cohan & Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm. He is the author of Hungry Start-up Strategy (Berrett-Koehler, 2012) and a full-time visiting lecturer in strategy at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?
Startups

When Are You Actually Ready to Launch a Startup?

How about 10 years, the time you'll need to gain expertise in your industry
4 Steps to Beating the Odds and Winning Startup Capital
Investors

4 Steps to Beating the Odds and Winning Startup Capital

How can an entrepreneur gets the cash instead of being mentally -- if not physically -- dismissed by the investor in the first three minutes?
When Weather Disrupts Your Business
Disaster Planning

When Weather Disrupts Your Business

Writing from the Boston area after several huge snowstorms, a Babson College lecturer shares what entrepreneurs should do when Mother Nature throws normal operations off-kilter.
5 Ways to Reach Entrepreneurial Humility
Leadership Qualities

5 Ways to Reach Entrepreneurial Humility

Success can make leaders arrogant, leading to corporate disaster. Can you stay humble enough for your company to survive?
4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story
Engagement

4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.
6 Steps to Writing Your Own Definition of Success
Careers

6 Steps to Writing Your Own Definition of Success

Your explorations might lead to surprising discoveries along the networking trail. Interviews, internships and mentors can help you set your direction.
Will the Tech-Startup Bubble Burst in 2015?
Bubbles

Will the Tech-Startup Bubble Burst in 2015?

Peter Cohan describes some of the key indications: a flood of late-stage investment, a spike in sky-high valuations and a rising tide of venture-capital-backed IPOs.
How U.S. Entrepreneurs Can Expand or Partner in Asia
Global Business

How U.S. Entrepreneurs Can Expand or Partner in Asia

In the last four years, changes in Hong Kong's and Singapore's startup scenes have created opportunities -- and China's consumer market is evolving, too.
A Chinese-Food Delivery Man Ends Up Driving One of Hong Kong's Hottest Startups
Hong Kong

A Chinese-Food Delivery Man Ends Up Driving One of Hong Kong's Hottest Startups

Steven Lam's fast-growing company, GoGo Van, bills itself as the Uber of delivery vans and has raised $17 million in venture capital.
Overcoming Startup Obstacles, Hong Kong Style
Hong Kong

Overcoming Startup Obstacles, Hong Kong Style

Babson College's Peter Cohan offers lessons to learn from WeLab, offering below-market personal loans to consumers.
Win an Investor's Money by Acing These 5 Questions
Startup Financing

Win an Investor's Money by Acing These 5 Questions

Entrepreneurs are put to the test before a financier writes a check. The ones that provide excellent answers score.
6 Things That Aspiring Entrepreneurs Must Consider and Do
Launching a Business

6 Things That Aspiring Entrepreneurs Must Consider and Do

Leaders of startups can set out to try make the world better by refining their new product so their venture survives.
Has the Disruption Metaphor Outlived Its Purpose?
Managing Change

Has the Disruption Metaphor Outlived Its Purpose?

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen tried to bring attention to the concept in 17 tweets. But perhaps entrepreneurs need a new rallying cry.
Why Your Business Idea Should Sell Itself
Business Ideas

Why Your Business Idea Should Sell Itself

Come up with a winning proposition that others will like. But remember that good concepts invite copycats.
Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?
Startup Culture

Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?

A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.