Stuck for ideas on how to market your independent consultant practice to bring in new clients and projects? Here are 21 business development ideas, along with links to relevant episodes of our Unleashed podcast where applicable. Editorial note: This article was originally published in January 2021 and was updated in April 2022. 1) Start a […]

If you wonder why so many large organizations find transformation difficult, Natalie Ceeney’s article offers an explanation. Anyone in business knows that ‘change’ is a fact of life. ‘Change management’ is taught on every leadership course, and we all know the essentials of good ‘change management’ (clear vision, over communicate, create a guiding coalition and […]

Steven Koltai shares an article that explores the reasoning behind President Biden’s nominee for USAID (United States Agency for International Development) administrator. When a new president taps a former U.N. ambassador, National Security Council member, and Pulitzer Prize winner to lead a battered, uncelebrated agency, something big is expected. With all due respect to her […]

Kian Beyzavi shares a post that takes a look at the driving factors behind innovation in Life Sciences.  The healthcare industry is changing worldwide.  The key trends contributing to this change stem from evolving behaviors and needs of the key stakeholders: Patient, Providers, Payors/Employers as well as emerging technologies: Patients are empowered, educated and tech […]

Carlos Castelan shares the three key takeaways from the first day of Shoptalk 2022; an event that forecasts what’s hot and what’s not in the world of retail.  Greetings to you all from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, where we’re back at Shoptalk after a two-year COVID hiatus, along with 10,000 other people just as excited […]

Zaheera Soomar shares a post that explains why you should take a proactive approach to examining the culture before you buy into the organization. I came across a few Linked in posts about candidate experiences and organizations requests in recruitment. I read through the comments to see how others felt and it didn’t leave me […]

Supriya Sen shares an article that is both practical and visionary in its position on financial inclusion.  Whether for large or small financial institutions, one of the real pain points within the financial sector has been that there is a wall of capital chasing far too few bankable projects – which leads to vast unserved […]

Umbrex member Michael Pani led a successful effort to procure and deliver 31 pallets of supplies (shown above) to the Poland-Ukraine border, including: 20,000 portions of ready meals Baby milk powder for 14,000 bottles 4,000 diapers 1,000 portions of ready food for toddlers 900 gallons of UHT milk 200 sleeping bags 150 pacifiers 100 tourniquets 50 […]

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Umbrex launched a Stand With Ukraine initiative to provide support in several different ways. More than 130 members of our community have volunteered for a working group supporting Ukrainians impacted by the war of Russian aggression, and have raised more than $10,000 to go directly to Ukrainians. […]

Stephen Wunker shares a paper he co-wrote with Charlotte Desprat, and Jennifer Law that identifies five key principles learned during COVID to improve innovation strength. We are all innovators now. As the pandemic slowly wanes, we can look back on the last year and a half knowing that we have discovered innovation muscles that we […]

If betting on the positive, promotional evolution of civilization is a dream that resides close to your heart, Wojciech Gryc’s investment fund may help the vision become a reality in 230 years. What would it take to launch an investment fund that has a 230-year horizon? Imagine an investment fund with one sole purpose: to […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maua Kwamboka Osoro. Maua is an experienced Business Analyst with competencies in digitization, organizational design, and financial due diligence from Mckinsey, PwC, and Crowe Global. She integrates her accounting and problem-solving expertise to provide compelling storytelling for C-suite executives from different industries and geographies. Maua currently lives in Dallas but […]