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, […]


This article from Carlo Palmieri on the future of self-driving cars was written more than a few years ago, but does it forecast the near future? The Internet of Things is a reality and it is going to permeate our daily lives even more in the near future. From Smart Homes to Wearables and Connected […]

Nathan Pamart shares the latest Climate Tech podcast in his series that interviews people from the companies leading the global race to decarbonisation. In this episode, you are going to learn about a company building a marketplace to help building owners get to net zero by helping them measure their energy footprint, and fund certified […]


Ushma Pandya shares a report on legislative updates for New York State waste disposal. We continue to see federal, state, and local activity related to waste reduction and diversion. We provide the below as a recap of the major legislation (passed and pending) that is of interest, primarily in NYC and NY State but also […]