Paul Millerd shares a useful article on how consultants can use ChatCGP and Bard for their practice and offers tried and tested phrases to communicate your requirements and ask for improvements. I think a lot of people are thinking about the current set of AI tools wrong. They are wrong that AI will eliminate jobs […]

Serge Milman shares a company post on the latest insights from CPOs on procurement priorities, challenges, and opportunities. Procurement can do more. Should do more. So say Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs). Ardent Partners Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2020 findings, sponsored by Ivalua, were presented in a recent webinar with 3 most interesting observations: Cash […]


Andrew McKee shares and elaborates upon the key factors that go into building a revenue forecast model. One of our most sought-after commercial strategy services is the creation of revenue forecasts. As such, we’ve spent numerous projects ruminating on the most influential uncertainties in building revenue forecasts, and how to best converge on a reliable […]


In this concise post, Susan Meier explores the art of building ‘better’. “Art is the generous act of making things better by doing something that might not work.” – Seth Godin “We have to do better.” How many times have you heard that said in the past few years? I’ve lost count. In arenas ranging […]

In this comprehensive post from Neeraj Monga, the insolvency of the First Republic Bank is explored. First Republic Bank (“FRC”, or the “Bank), with a current market capitalization of $4.2B, is still standing with conflicting opinions as to its viability. Although The Federal Reserve (“The Fed”), the U.S. Treasury, and a consortium of the largest […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Matthew Sinclair. Matthew has ~7 years of Management Consulting (Bain) and Corporate Strategy and M&A (Microsoft) experience from 2015-2022. He joined Bain’s San Francisco & Silicon Valley office as an Associate Consultant in 2015 after graduating from a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne with First Class Honors. […]


In this article, Evren Ozkaya explores labor tracking technologies and how they can improve production.  Factories around the world are experiencing one of two emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are either experiencing demand surge (e.g., personal protection equipment – PPE, hand sanitizers, essential pharmaceuticals) or demand loss (e.g., automotive, oil & gas products, non-essential […]

Yuri Narciss shares an article on the current, standard education model and a few views on how it can be improved.  I have worked in the education sector for the last three years as a member of the Global Executive Team of Study Group in charge of marketing and sales. Joining from Google, my background […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Akshata Prabhu.  Akshata is a former Bain & Company Manager, with experience leading teams of 5-10 associates since 2021. She has over five years of experience at Bain in projects across Consumer & Retail (revenue growth strategy, new product / category entry, consumer segmentation, price-pack architecture, route-to-market) and Commercial Due […]


Norbert Paddags shares an article on the combination of digital solutions and personal communication in wealth management.  Hybrid solutions in wealth management Hybrid models are the panacea that make driving fun and at the same time allow you to have a clear conscience thanks to the electric drive. But hybrid solutions are not only in […]

This article from Jonathan Paisner explores the integration of  thought leadership articles from employees and brand management of the company. QUESTION: HOW DO COMPANIES WITHOUT A STRONG, CENTRALIZED EDITORIAL FUNCTION ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO BUILD THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PLATFORMS, WHILE ALSO ENSURING QUALITY CONTROL AND BRAND ADHERENCE?*  As thought leadership platforms evolve into audio/video/digital experiences, there is […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jack Howard.  Jack was as an Associate (promoted from Junior Associate) in McKinsey’s London office for 3 years, where he worked across a range of industries and functions, with a particular industry focus on Public Sector, Financial Services and Consumer Goods. In terms of functional experience has worked on Strategy, […]