In today’s episode, management consultant, professor, angel investor, columnist, and book author Peter Cohan joins Mark to discuss a range of interesting topics, including:
- How he developed his dual interests in art and engineering and whether he sees them as disparate or complementary interests
- Whether the experience of having a business in his family contributed to his interest in business and ultimately his career choice
- As a longtime advisor to business leaders – and a lecturer in business strategy – some of the key leadership traits Peter sees in his clients who are effective leaders and also teaches to his students, as well as common leadership blindspots
- Keys to resilience that listeners should keep in mind these days, which also were featured in Peter’s column in Inc. Magazine.
- As a highly-visible writer, commentator, and communicator for many years while also having academic training in technical fields – engineering and computer science – what advice Peter has for engineers who want to strengthen their ability to communicate with non-engineers, particularly when it comes to writing for general audiences
- Peter’s recommendations for books, training, or conferences that could provide useful information or insights for listeners wanting to learn more about the start-up ecosystem
Note: Peter is the author of the just-released book, “Goliath Strikes Back – How Traditional Retailers Are Winning Back Customers From E-Commerce Startups”, http://bit.ly/PeterCohanGoliathStrikesBackBook
- How has COVID-19 has impacted his teaching and how it could affect it in the future.