Insights from Peter Cohan, Columnist at Forbes

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Peter S. Cohan is a management consultant, venture capitalist, teacher, author and blogger. He has invested in six private companies, three of which were sold for a total of $2 billion. He teaches business strategy to undergraduate and MBA students at Babson College; has authored 11 books; and writes the "Startup Economy" column for Forbes and the "Hungry Start-up" column for Inc.

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Insights from Peter Cohan, Columnist at Forbes

  1. 1. PRESENTS10 Inspirational Moments:PETER S.COHAN
  2. 2. Professor of business strategyat Babson College.Writes the “Startup Economy”column for Forbesand the “Hungry Start-up”column for Inc. Click to preview on Amazon .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  3. 3. Insight #1An entrepreneur’s emotional currencydemonstrates to the world thepassion behind the idea .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  4. 4. Insight #2The smartest founders have the intellectual humility to know what they don’t know and surround themselves with complementary talent .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  5. 5. Insight #3The first 100 days of a new startup isabout cascading your visionand building a series of real prototypesthat customers are willing to pay for .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  6. 6. Insight #4Don’t make assumptionsabout your customer –get intimate with themand create a learning loop thatprovides continuous feedback (0.31m) Peter explains what the “learning loop” is. .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  7. 7. Insight #5 BE RELENTLESS about validating theproblem you’re solving .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  8. 8. Insight #6It’s dangerous to hire friends early on –be deliberateand strategic .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  9. 9. Insight #7No one is watchingyour team early on –beget a mentorand smartor a strategic advisor .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  10. 10. Insight #8A great CEO is one who becomesan industry thought leader,has the will to win,values speed,is a risk managerand is an A-team builder .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  11. 11. Insight #9Your best opportunity toattract great talent isto be solving complex problemswith a big market potential .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  12. 12. Insight #10Venture capital is your multiplier –unless you’re ready to scale,DON’T SEEK IT .com/Peter-S-Cohan
  13. 13. Really reflect... ...tcefler yllaeRHow are you demonstrating your emotional currency? .com/Peter-S-Cohan
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