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  Stephen Redwood provides an article on organisational design and explains how to determine solid, fact-based, reference points that provide a platform for change and help keep projects grounded.   Silicon Valley is a get-it-done-fast world that has led the development of many new ways of thinking about how to operate a business. Design-thinking, crowd-surfing, […]

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  In this inspiring podcast, Susan Hamilton Meier and Ross Swan talk about how leadership sets the tone and direction of a brand.  Branding requires leadership. One can start or have a company with great products or services and doing well in the market. But a brand can be nebulous or inconsistent and it really […]

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A new service that we’re offering to members – custom LinkedIn sourcing. How it works: You let us know a set of criteria to filter on and the fields you’d like to get, and we’ll create a Google sheet with LinkedIn contacts, as in the example above. A few use cases for this service are: […]

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  In a recent podcast from Subscription Stories, Robbie Kellman Baxter shares the secrets behind building a successful membership community.  We crave community. More than ever, community is what ties us together and motivates us to be our best selves every day. Increasingly, we’re finding those connections online. From clothing manufacturers to conference organizers to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Shailendra Gupta with SG Consulting.  Dr. Shailendra Gupta is an alum of McKinsey & Company, and has 25 years of experience in executive roles at large as well as pre-IPO technology companies. He specializes in Strategy, Business Development and Operations where he has a significant track record of achievement. Shailendra […]

  Abhinav Chandra takes a look at the forthcoming holiday season to predict how fashion companies will deal with customers’ expectations, and sales decline during the pandemic. Tackling the dual threat of COVID-19 and climate change; a data-driven action plan for retailers to adapt quickly to changing consumer purchasing behavior. It has been an eventful […]

  Using the rise and fall and rise again of the national public radio system as an example, Kaihan Krippendorff explains why a “betting on the past” strategy has caused the downfall of giants. In March of 2008, the United States’ national public radio system (NPR) seemed to have a fatal and too common choice: […]

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  Supriya Prakash Sen shares an article on the issue of consumerism and waste generation within the current capitalist-driven economy; the article also outlines steps that can be taken to improve sustainability.  Looking at the stock market’s valuation of some of the world’s top brands- (see the below graphic from visualcapitalist.com) already, there is a […]

  Robyn M. Bolton provides key tips that you can take to motivate corporate executives into action.  Things we know we should do because they’re good for us: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day Floss twice a day Get 10,000 steps a day Buy insurance Consistently invest in innovation Let’s be honest, […]

  Indranil Ghosh shares part one in a two part series that makes a case for the hydrogen economy, and links to an interview with Hervé Touati, Executive Director at Available Power, and Frank Wouters, Global Lead Green Hydrogen at Worley. Welcome to this week’s edition of Powering Prosperity Weekly. This weekly newsletter looks at […]

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  Eric Hiller shares how his experience as a new father reminds him of how one has to adjust and adapt using knowledge learned from lean manufacturing and agile product development. Coronavirus has changed a lot of things in America—especially in urban areas, where there are heightened precautions. It is even more chaotic when you […]

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You can hire a college-educated full time employee – 40 hours per week –  based in the Philippines for ~US$400 – $800 per month. Consider what you could achieve with that leverage. The best site that I’m aware of for hiring a full time employee in the Philippines is onlinejobs.ph. You pay a flat fee of […]