In this evergreen article published in Harvard Business Review, Ben Dattner shares an article and scorecard designed to help you overcome unconscious bias and make better hiring decisions. Scorecard template included. Given that most organizations spend roughly 70% of their operating budgets on workforce expenses, it is noteworthy how rare it is for organizations to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marco Castellani.  Marco has over 10 years of multi-industry expertise in advancing corporate strategic priorities through landmark M&A transactions. Most recently has spent 7 years in the M&A and Industrials teams at Citigroup in New York and Chicago and prior to that was with BCG in Milan, Italy. Marco has […]

Claire de Weerdt shares a helpful article that identifies four key steps to calculate the TAM of your business and focus your marketing efforts. The size of the market a business is operating in is something strategy teams, investors, and start-ups all find value in assessing. For strategy teams and executives, understanding market size can […]

Diana Dosik shares an article and link to a report designed to help leaders manage always-on business transformation. For leaders in large corporations, business today often feels like being on a steep treadmill with the speed control set to max. Three months ago, the company may have finished a cost-reduction transformation to remove management layers […]

Susan Drumm shares an article that explains how to assess your own emotional intelligence. First of all, I know what you’re thinking. “Susan, is it even possible to assess your own emotional intelligence? How am I going to convince my friends and coworkers to be really honest about my EQ?” Is this the same as […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ross Templeton.  Ross is a strategy and transformation specialist with industry depth in insurance and financial services. He spent the past 10 years working at Liberty Mutual and Arthur J Gallagher in a variety of consulting, analytics, and operational leadership roles. Prior to completing his MBA, Ross worked at Bain […]

Matt Egol shares an article he co-authored with Mary Beth McEuen, and Emily Falk that explains how a marketing strategy informed by neuroscience can help companies enhance customer engagement and make better use of social media tools. It was love at first sight for Nathan Aaron. The North Carolina graphic artist, illustrator, and social media […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Pierfrancesco Gherardi.  Pierfrancesco graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1987. In 1998 he works in the marketing department at Pirelli. Three years after joins Carrier (at that time part of the United Technologies US conglomerate) where he covers different roles in marketing and sales, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Amelia Waters with EDSO Edge.  Amelia spent five years leading strategy, organization design, and operational efficiency projects as a Project Leader and Leadership Topic Manager at the Boston Consulting Group before immersing herself in implementation, change management, and operations leadership roles in education, technology, and healthcare organizations. Her on-the-ground experience […]

In this evergreen article, Sherif El-Henaoui takes a moment to explore the ever-present problem of judging without knowledge. … they will never know. When they try, they will always learn. I watch people dislike Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Uber, Twitter, alibaba, etc.. No problem disliking something in life except when one doesn’t have any clue about it… […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rani Hublou with Incline Strategies. Rani teams with private equity firms, venture investors, and the CEOs of their B2B SaaS portfolio companies to accelerate growth by answering the question “How will we meet and exceed next years growth goal?” * Identify, evaluate, and recommend segment growth opportunities * Lead direct […]

Anna Engstromer explains how to render Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sourcing less complex, by engaging and participating in the process. Complex Nature Outsourcing and Offshoring. Business Process Outsourcing. Managed Services. These terms mean to move service capability out of an organization, relying on it to work and be more effective while done by others, elsewhere. […]