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Deepak Batra shares a post that identifies the negatives that may show up when goal setting. It’s the season of annual operating plans! A yearly ritual of negotiating between ambitious top-down growth aspirations and pragmatic bottoms-up punts. Often, it’s a bottom-up plan ‘goal-seeking’ to add up to a number that came top-down. Goal-setting goes a […]

In this article, Jonathan Beard offers advice for operations leaders, including six areas where they should spend more time.  When I talk with operations leaders, one of the common things I hear is “with everything going on, how do I know if I’m spending my time in the areas that are going to help us […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mary C Falvey with Falvey Associates. Mary Falvey is a strategic advisor to early-stage and privately held companies, particularly in situations of rapid growth or requiring a strategic pivot, or restructuring. Her experience combines several years as a consultant at McKinsey, senior operating and governance positions at Citibank and a […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Salah Zalatimo with Ooblek Partners. Salah has over 20 years of experience driving transformative change through organizations – large and small. Most recently, Salah was the cofounder and CEO of Voice, a web3 social media company once hailed as the ‘Facebook-killer’. Prior to Voice, Salah served as the global chief […]

Peter Bancroft shares a company post designed to help sales leaders uncover and set clear priorities.  Whether you’ve recently taken on responsibility for a Sales function or you have been in your role for years and are trying to take a long view, it can be difficult to hone in on which initiatives will build […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Chris Tsakalakis with Trefo. Chris is a board director, consultant and advisor to technology companies who want to rapidly grow and scale. He is the former CEO of StubHub, Vivino and Kiva, which are all consumer online marketplaces. He started his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. He […]

Chandler Arnold shares a post on a new venture based on 7 “radical” beliefs, Untraditional Philanthropy. Are you frustrated with traditional philanthropy? I am, too.  I founded Untraditional Philanthropy based on 7 “radical” beliefs that really shouldn’t be radical at all. Today we are sharing Radical Belief #1. I am pretty proud of this work. […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Susan Dunn with Third Thought Consulting. Susan Dunn spent 10 years as a Practice Expert in the Organization practice at McKinsey and 15 years designing and developing senior executive leadership development experiences. In 2014, she became a partner at Third Thought Consulting, a boutique from specializing in leadership and organization […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Pedro Correia da Silva. Pedro is an independent management consultant with a proven track record in supporting top leadership with their most challenging business issues. With over 8 years of experience in strategy consulting, he began at McKinsey & Company, where he worked extensively in the Telco, Airlines, Banking and […]

James Andrews shares an article that explores the impact of digital technology on the pet industry.  When it comes to digital technology, I view the pet industry and veterinary profession as being a decade behind their human health counterparts. This is all about to change. 2017 marks 8 years since fitness wearable champions Fitbit launched […]

Chris Tsakalakis shares a summary of a presentation he gave at The Marketplace Conference on how to increase customer satisfaction and lower costs. This is a summary of a presentation I gave at The Marketplace Conference in May of 2020.  The presentation was entitled How to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Lower Costs and I gave […]

In this article, Susan Dunn explores the capabilities and scope of using AI in Scenario work and what she has found out in the process of doing so.  Earlier this year, we offered a Scenario Series for a fantastic group of fellow consultants. Using my book as our guide, we moved through all the steps […]