Workshop by Babson College - Professor Peter Cohan
Professor Peter Cohan of Babson College, leading a group of MBA students to explore the Singapore startup ecosystem, will be sharing on the vital skills that companies lose when they go from small to big.
3pm: Presentation by Prof Peter Cohen
What are the six vital skills that companies lose when they go from small to big?
o Inspired talent
o Passion for market
o Aligned investors
o Winning team
o Customer value leap
o Endless reinvention
4pm : Group discussion facilitated by facilitators from Babson College
o Students lecture on growth strategies for startups
o Companies brainstorm ways that they can apply the ideas to their startups
o Students lead interactive discussion of the companies' best ideas
In 1994, Cohan started Peter S. Cohan & Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm. His management consulting unit helps managers with strategy, best practices, operational improvement, and litigation support. Since 1981, Cohan has completed over 100 consulting projects.
His venture capital business has invested in six companies including Andromedia, an Internet software company, which Macromedia purchased in 1999 for $440 million; SupplierMarket.com, an online marketplace for industrial supplies, which Ariba purchased in 2000 for $930 million; and Lexar Media, a digital media company that was sold in 2006 to Micron Technology (MU) for $690 million.
Cohan has authored 11 books and contributed to six management compendiums. His most recent book is Hungry Start-up Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (Berrett-Koehler, November 2012). He has also published articles in Business Strategy Review; he writes for five blogs: Forbes Startup Economy, Entrepreneur, Inc., Wharton Blog Network, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Wall and Main.
With Babson professor Sam Hariharan, Cohan has co-authored two published cases: Chokehold on Live Entertainment (2010) and Warren Buffett and His Newspaper Investments (2014).
Cohan is a frequent commentator on developments in economics, technology, and finance. He has been a guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, PBS’s Wall $treet Week, and New England Cable News (NECN). He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Barron’s, Red Herring, Time, Business Week,Fortune, and Newsweek International. He has spoken at Stanford University’s Forum for American/Chinese Exchange (FACES) and taught in its Industry Thought Leaders program, Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program, the University of Hong Kong, and other universities in Europe and Asia. He has also conducted management development programs in the US and Asia sponsored by leading corporations, such as IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Fidelity Investments, and Procter & Gamble.
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