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In this evergreen post from Johannes Hoech, he shares nine tips for startups to get traction with analysts. Once technology startups close their first few enterprise deals and increase revenue to millions of dollars, they often want the analyst community to recognize their innovations and give them their rightful standing in the marketplace. However, few […]

Kaihan Krippendorff identifies how the concept of a flywheel can be applied to business.  Most evenings, when I’m not traveling, I make time to get in at least half an hour on my Peloton bike. It helps to wind down at the end of the day. I’ll turn on a show (lately I’ve been slowly […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nick Mork with Value Unlimited LLC. Nick spent eight years with Bain and Company, finishing in the case team leader role. He specialized in consumer products and private equity clients and was always rated top of his class for analysis. He then opened his own practice, performing Bain-like projects for […]

David A. Fields explains why some of the most promising opportunities fail to transpire into contracts, and what you can do to ensure a more positive outcome.  Your hard work on business development and some good luck resulted in big opportunities for your seed optimization consulting firm: potential engagements with Worldwide Walnuts, Paramus Pecan Co, […]

Self-doubt can stop the best talent from moving forward, but for all those who struggle with a negative voice, Rahul Bhargava provides practical steps that can be taken to deal with doubt. We all have experienced self-doubts, especially when it came to undertaking significant life decisions. Whether it is the selection of a career or […]

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Step 1: Write a list of 7-10 things that are irritating you. Step 2: Pick 3 of those that you could do something about in the next three months. This exercise helped me realize that the physical setup of my office has been a low-level drain on my energy level (tripping over wires, printer in […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Casey Enders with Resolve, Inc. Casey has dedicated her career to advising leaders – including philanthropists and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, large nonprofits, and the United Nations – on how to strategically evolve their organizations and teams to ensure their operations and people are positioned for the greatest […]

In this post, Peter Costa offers one man’s perspective on gender and leadership. There are mountains of research on the importance of diversity in building high-performing organizations. There is at least as much insight on the nature of leadership, including that there is no one “right” leadership style. The most effective leaders are true to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anubhav Raina with Raikon. Anu helps MNCs & venture funded start-ups with strategy, financial modelling & capability development – especially with a view towards building new business lines/initiatives. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an engagement manager with McKinsey in London, UK. He started his career as part […]

In the latest Subscription Stories podcast from Robbie Baxter, she identifies how  YPO gets CEOs to engage in membership community, even though they’re really busy. Scott Mordell was the CEO of the Young Presidents’ Organization or YPO from 2011 through 2020. Prior to that, he was a YPO member as the result of leadership roles […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Richard L. Koppel with MilestoneCVC. Richard has over 35 years of domestic and global experience in management consulting, transformation/change management, and technology operations/partnering. He has lived and worked throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He maintains a global reputation in technology, enabling innovation for transformational change. He has significant M&A […]

Robyn Bolton challenges an article posted in Fast Company that claimed the most popular design thinking strategy is BS. How might we ruin a perfectly good and useful tool?” This might not be the question that innovators, design thinkers, and brainstorm facilitators wanted to answer.  But it seems that it’s the one they did. “The […]