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.

5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate
Hiring

5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.
3 Hard Choices That Can Boost Your Odds of Startup Success
Success

3 Hard Choices That Can Boost Your Odds of Startup Success

When juggling all the risks, some entrepreneurs manage to come up winners. But it's not an easy game.
7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent
Hiring

7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.
What a Simple Halloween Candy Bucket Can Teach You About Entrepreneurial Potential
Leadership Qualities

What a Simple Halloween Candy Bucket Can Teach You About Entrepreneurial Potential

Do you like games with predictible odds or are you eager to make the most of the resources you have?
4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Tests to Tell If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Have you met these conditions and do you exhibit the drive to start a venture of your own?
5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive
Leadership Qualities

5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive

A tech professional was not picking up on essential people cues. Playing cards cured him.
5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace
Employees

5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace

It's just like obscenity. You can recognize jerks but the definition is hard to put into words. It's even harder to keep them out of your business.
4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game
Startup Basics

4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base
2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition
Social entrepreneurship

2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition

What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off?
6 Secrets for Creating Fierce Employee and Customer Loyalty
Employee loyalty

6 Secrets for Creating Fierce Employee and Customer Loyalty

Employees are on strike at New England's Market Basket to win back their old CEO. Here's why they care so much and what entrepreneurs can learn from this grocery chain.
Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following
Family Businesses

Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.
2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment
Leadership

2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment.
2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO
Startup Basics

2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO

Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success.
Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus
Investors

Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus

Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.
A New Challenge to Disruption Theory (and a Better Idea for Dealing With New Technology)
Innovation

A New Challenge to Disruption Theory (and a Better Idea for Dealing With New Technology)

Controversy has erupted over an influential argument on what happens when incumbent companies are confronted by innovation.