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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Stephen Dunn.  Stephen is an experienced Partner/Managing Director focused on IT and Operations strategy, transformation, process improvement, value creation, and cost reduction. He has led projects for Fortune 500 companies from practically every industry but has focused for the last ten years on Energy, Insurance, and Health Plans. For the […]

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I used to start writing an email by first adding all the email addresses. And then, once, I accidentally hit ‘Send’ on an email to clients when the email was still very much in draft form. New habit: Write the email first, polish it, review it: and THEN add the email addresses as the last step.

  Diane Mulcahy was recently interviewed for an article in Vogue Business magazine. The topic — should fashion freelancers unionise? The Covid-19 crisis has brought to light the lack of protection of freelancers and independent workers in the UK and US, forcing governments to adjust their policies to include them in income support schemes and […]

  Dan Markovitz identifies issues that may arise in the workplace when some remote employees return to the office and others don’t. He also provides a few key tips to help maintain team cohesion. A client of mine has started to bring some of their employees back into the office. They’re not ending their work […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Hsia with CH Consulting Advisors. Peter  is one of the founders of CH Consulting Advisors, a strategy consulting firm focused on consumer and retail.  He has over 30 years of consulting experience with Accenture, Kurt Salmon, Swander Pace and McKinsey.  CH Consulting focuses on serving the private equity community […]

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  In this podcast, Susan Hamilton and Ethan Beute discuss brand psychology and how your breakfast cereal makes you feel about yourself.  Much like having a relationship with another human, a lot of it is about how that other party makes you feel about yourself. Or how you are able to see yourself via that […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Katherine Ogburn.  Katherine served as the Director of the strategy department at Ready State LLC, a boutique tech marketing agency in North Beach, San Francisco. She is now an independent consultant and volunteer for nonprofit organizations that focus on food security, climate and environmental justice, where she provides client insights, […]

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  Supriya Prakash Sen shares an article that identifies how Digital Business Ecosystems could be the answer to addressing the multiple needs of the consumer, and how COVID-19 has accelerated the need to change. As purchasing behaviors change over time, so too does the landscape that solution providers operate in. In 2020, consumers are spoilt […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christoph Traxler with Dr. Traxler Consulting.  Chris has more than 15 years experience as an executive board member within Centrotec, a European group of companies active in many fields including medical technology/ in-vitro-diagnostics, precision engineering, HVAC, solar and plastics technology. Centrotec has 600m revenues, is publicly listed at the Frankfurt […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Kovacs.  Peter spent almost nine years in various Strategic, Finance, and Business Unit roles at MUFG Union Bank in California. Prior to that, he spent four years in the FIG practice at McKinsey out of Budapest, Hungary. Since 2016, Peter has been balancing his time with independent consulting both […]

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  Using the company Hoowaki as an example, David Summa shares an article that illustrates how business model innovations can drive new revenue streams. In my last post, I wrote about business model innovations and how it can drive new revenue streams, especially in times of changing economic and cultural landscapes or declining performance. To […]

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On several occasions recently, well-qualified consultants didn’t get a project because, in the initial call with the client, the consultants spent too much time talking about their own experience. Consultants may ask about our experience. But they actually don’t care about our great case examples. They care about their problem. If clients do ask, “Tell […]