Amanda Setili shares an article on the pitfalls of comparison and a competitive mindset. Earlier this week, I was on a group Zoom with executive coach Marshall Goldsmith when he posed a particularly provocative question: why is it that incredibly affluent individuals continue to engage in insider trading? Marshall then offered a theory. The way […]


In this article, Tobias Baer identifies the three root causes behind excessive KYC (know your customer) requirements. Unless you run a criminal operation, you would most probably agree with me that financial crimes should be prevented and that KYC is a critical element in preventing the illegal flow of money. Sadly, that doesn’t mean that […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Trevor McCaw with Kitsilano Partners. A visionary and pragmatic consultant with 20+ years of healthcare experience with a passion for building and advancing innovative medical and healthcare digital/analytic technologies. A result-driven executive/consultant comfortable with rolling up his sleeves to get the job done and a keen eye for strategic planning, […]

Gina Abudi shares an article designed to help build a plan when planning to build a team. When you have decided to commit to team building on your team, build out your action plan to plan for team building. In this way, you’ll be sure that team building will be more than just some fun […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Kristoffer Ekelund with East Point. Kristoffer professional background consists of ~12 years from consumer goods and retail and ~8 years management consulting from firms like Procter & Gamble, Apoteket and Bain & Co. He currently resides in Sweden and has spent significant time with international engagements across Europe. Kristoffer has […]

Marja Fox shares an article on leadership skills, effective learning, inclusiveness and business results through a positive approach to professional development. Looking back, it seems I’ve been coaching others my entire life – as an oldest child grabbing my brother’s hand in the parking lot, a middle schooler coaxing contributions out of reticent classmates or […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Weiming Zhang. Weiming has a combined experience of McKinsey Partner and corporate top management. During his 8 years at McKinsey, he worked on projects of various topics and industries, ranging from strategy, operation to overall transformation, from low-carbon development to real estate. In 2018, he joined a leading industrial real […]

In this article, Robbie Kellman Baxter shares a review of the best subscription headlines of 2022, providing links to a wealth of information on the subscription-based businesses. Whenever I see a hot subscription story in the news, I post it here on LinkedIn, with my thoughts on implications. Subscriptions were in the headlines constantly in […]

As 2023 takes off, Xavier Lederer asks you to consider what you should stop doing this year. Each time the New Year rolls around and I sit down to do my annual resolutions, I reflect back to a lesson taught me by a remarkable teacher,” shares best-selling author and researcher Jim Collins. Are you busy […]

Diana Dosik shares an article that explains why transformation is now an ongoing concern; she also provides a link to a report that identifies the main reasons the current approach to transformation falls short, and how to achieve better results. For leaders in large corporations, business today often feels like being on a steep treadmill […]

Christian D. Ruf shares an article that provides tools to improve the efficacy of job shop scheduling. This post is about job shop scheduling (production scheduling in job shops). Job shops are factories that process jobs that require processing at multiple workstations, where the subset and order of workstations vary between jobs. The principle is […]

In this article, Larry Gorkin shares a few ideas on how to win in fast-changing markets. IBM’s recent third-quarter earnings announcement was full of bad news. Profits were far below expectations, revenues continued an ongoing decline, and the company said it would not meet its widely promoted profit target for 2015. Wall Street sent IBM […]