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 (Berrett-Koehler, 2012) and a full-time visiting lecturer in strategy at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Hungry Start-up Strategy
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.
Success can make leaders arrogant, leading to corporate disaster. Can you stay humble enough for your company to survive?
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.
Your explorations might lead to surprising discoveries along the networking trail. Interviews, internships and mentors can help you set your direction.
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.
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.
Steven Lam's fast-growing company, GoGo Van, bills itself as the Uber of delivery vans and has raised $17 million in venture capital.
Babson College's Peter Cohan offers lessons to learn from WeLab, offering below-market personal loans to consumers.
Entrepreneurs are put to the test before a financier writes a check. The ones that provide excellent answers score.
Launching a Business
Leaders of startups can set out to try make the world better by refining their new product so their venture survives.
Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen tried to bring attention to the concept in 17 tweets. But perhaps entrepreneurs need a new rallying cry.
Come up with a winning proposition that others will like. But remember that good concepts invite copycats.
A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.
Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Startups can snatch success from the jaws of failure by doing research on a shoestring.
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