Gregory Borel shares a company post that highlights the financial and environmental benefits of Net Zero investments. In our previous blog, we recommended a business transformation approach to Net Zero, starting with a clear strategic rationale. The business case is a key foundation of that rationale, and an opportunity to look at Net Zero expenditure […]

Robbie Kellman Baxter shares an episode from her podcast series, Subscription Stories. In this episode, she interviews Joanna Strober of Midi Health to discuss how health care fits into the subscription business model. My final guest of Season Three, Joanna Strober, was the very first guest on the Subscription Stories podcast. Back then, we were […]

What does your consulting firm really do? Can you communicate your consulting firm’s mission — who you serve and what you do — to your clients in just one sentence?  If not, you aren’t alone. Summarizing your business in just a few words can be an intimidating task.  Fortunately, consulting expert David A. Fields has […]

Tobias Baer takes a consumer’s approach to mobile phones and offers a solution to simplify owning and operating this now ubiquitous device. … every couple of weeks you would wake up to a software update; … as a result, the sofa will have been moved to the kitchen, and the TV into the bathtub; … […]

How do physical assets fit into blockchains? In this article, Wojciech Gryc explains how this can be done and provides a few examples.  Most of the excitement in crypto today focuses on digital assets: governance tokens, community memberships, NFTs, and more. There’s an incredible amount of innovation here… But how do we bring physical assets […]

In this article, Mark Hess outlines the principles of strategy, including what makes a strategy a good strategy. In broad strokes, strategy is decision making—but not in the way one might think. The most important part of your strategy is deciding what you’re not going to do. What is Strategy? Strategy, simply stated, is how […]

Kaihan Krippendorff shares an article that identifies how to use language to stimulate innovation. Last week, the Outthinker Strategy Network (OSN) hosted our first in-person roundtable of the year at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The island, located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, once a site of abandoned […]

In this article, Luiz Zorzella shares the processes of successful strategists.  Financial services leaders often overlook the importance of your decision regarding which segments, markets, channels, and products to focus on. One of the reasons is that, while money moves freely, the effort to build channels, brands, products, trust, relationships, and physical infrastructure, can be […]

Susan Hamilton Meier shares an evergreen article that identifies the benefits of making mistakes. We love a perfect score, a best in class, a success story. But reality is messy. That entrepreneur with the “overnight success” has been at it for 20 years. That best-selling author was first a failed musician. That “perfect marriage” has […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Seth McLaughlin with Springfield Advisors. Seth McLaughlin has many years of operating experience that he leverages to be a valuable advisor to his clients. His operating experience includes leading large, national brands at Procter & Gamble and Luxottica (e.g. LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut). His advisory work includes strategy consulting at The […]

Taking a leaf or two from his book Recession Proof, Jason Schenker shares a YouTube post that outlines recession-proof strategies.      Watch the full video, Six Strategies to be Recession-Proof,  on YouTube  

As the search for energy sources that reduce harm to the environment continues, Edward Kee’s article takes a brave step forward to identify the positive aspects of nuclear power.  Earlier this week (on 11 August 2015), the Sendai 1 nuclear power reactor was restarted and will be the first Japanese reactor to generate power since […]