Boris Galonske shares an evergreen article on the ever-changing (but ever-present) issue of political risk and how to approach it regardless of what the current risk is.  Coming to grips with political risk In the past, the concept of political risk has been somewhat obscure.  Applications with relevance for day-to-day management have not been entirely […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sean Maurer with Maurer Consulting. Sean started his career as a market research consultant with ACNielsen BASES doing new product research for companies like P&G, GP, and GlaxoSmithKline. After business school at Duke, he worked for BCG in the Atlanta and London offices with clients such as IP, Boeing, B&Q and […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tim McManus with TCMcManus Consulting. Tim is a global expert regarding the development and delivery of major capital projects and programs and is an advisor to companies and governments involved with the planning, development and delivery of major infrastructure, transportation, urban development, resiliency and sports facilities capital projects and programs. […]

In this article, Tiago Garjaka explains how CEOs undermine and inhibit the business transformation process. We all know that CEOs play a unique role in an organization. They are responsible for linking the organization to the outside world, setting up and delivering on the vision, strategy and goals, leading the executive team, and defining the […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Yoshiomi Kubota as Independent Consultant. Managing a management consulting company for large corporations in Japan. Also developing and providing AI services. Previously, worked for global top strategy consulting firms (McKinsey and Roland Berger) and one of the top venture capital firms in Japan (Global Brain). Started career in IT industry […]

This short post from Nora Ghaoui reveals how a digital strategy that starts at the bottom is the best way to achieve top-down transformation.  I want to share the story of the Philips digital strategy to illustrate a point that I have observed: A top-down transformation only gains momentum after bottom-up initiatives have reached their […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Iain Paine with Silver Ridge Advisors. Iain is a senior operations, technology and program management leader with more than 20 years of experience in business transformation. He specializes in helping companies optimize their end-to-end business flows and operational processes to improve performance and scalability. Iain has worked with companies of […]

Tony Zheng shares an article that explores how to leverage back office operations to improve business performance. Efficient back office operations serve as the backbone of any successful business. While often operating behind the scenes, these essential functions are critical for smooth operations, productivity, and growth. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jessica Madsen.  Jessica is an experienced tech executive with expertise in eCommerce, general management and product development. Most recently, Jessica spent 4 years as the global general manager of Wayfair’s customer loyalty and CRM program, where she led a team of 100 in building the tech platform, data science models […]

If your consulting firm doesn’t receive the referrals it should, this article from David A. Fields identifies key steps you can take to gain more referrals and increase your client base.  Most of your consulting firm’s business comes from referrals. Sure, inbound leads inspired by your marketing are great; however, leads who have been introduced […]

Kedar Gharpure shares an article on the full range of digital technology benefits for B2B. Covid19 lockdown is forcing business leaders to reflect on future-proofing their businesses so they can continue to serve their customers more effectively now, and even if another disruption were to occur. Digital capabilities are an important enabler of such future […]

In this insightful article, Indranil Ghosh shares a quick review of building civilization, how the focus and values have changed, and how we can move forward with 7 Principles of Prosperity. It began, anthropologists tell us, with the pig. From the beginning of human history, humans hunted meat and gathered grains, berries and the other […]