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
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