Emmanuel Verrier-Choquette provides an evergreen post designed to help develop strategies during uncertain times. Like many others have pointed out since, the Brexit referendum, the rise of Donald Trump and the Brangelina break-up (!) left many voters, observers and institutional leaders shocked, dazed, and confused in 2016. While many have doubts about how much legs […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nisha Mendelsohn with Mendelsohn Strategy.  Nisha Mendelsohn has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and business operations, specializing in the CPG/food & beverage sector. Most recently, Nisha served as Chief Operating Officer and led food & beverage investment strategy at Sapling Capital, a Los Angeles based single family […]

Diane Mulcahy shares an article published in the Harvard Business Revue that identifies myths surrounding venture capitalists. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin: We celebrate these entrepreneurs for their successes, and often equally extol the venture capitalists who backed their start-ups and share in their glory. Well-known VC firms such as Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia […]

David Gronchi shares an article designed to simplify problem solving. Advanced analytics and machine learning are some of the ready-to-use technologies that help discover correlations and drive conclusions out of complex data sets that often describe our business and production processes. This is very helpful to take decisions aiming to prevent something unwanted to happen […]

Jayanth Krishnan shares an article on the common language of growth. Abstract We have developed a tool that provides a common language of growth between strategy, finance, marketing, product and design teams. The tool draws upon CLV concept from marketing science, Jobs To Be Done thinking and broadly Management Science ideas. We are calling this […]

Jessica Graf shares a TEDx talk on sanitation, social innovation, and how it could change the world for the better.           Access the talk, Empathy, not MBAs, on LinkedIn.


Jim Klass shares a PDF on rethinking the food service model to reduce friction. The essential point to grasp is that in dealing with capitalism we are dealing with an evolutionary process… At the heart of capitalism is creative destruction. …Situations emerge in the process of creative destruction in which many firms may have to […]

Sertac Yeltekin provides a think piece on how to generate intentional social and environmental impact as well as financial gain. “How do we make impact investing mainstream while preserving its essence – that is to generate intentional social and environmental impact as well as financial gain?  According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Impact […]


              Umbrex is working pro bono to connect clients to Ukrainian professionals who have been displaced from their jobs and need work. So far we’ve found work for ten Ukrainians. We’ve created this web page where you can: – View a directory of freelancers and contact one of them […]

Jim Price shares a whitepaper he co-authored with Abby Coleman, and Haley Teves on the 340B-eligible health system.  This paper explores how a 340B-eligible health system can leverage its control of its own health plan to lower its net drug benefit costs by increasing the compliant-usage of 340B (which generates margin by the Covered Entity […]

From archives of Ian Tidswell’s website, this evergreen article explores pricing in uncertain markets and how to handle foreign exchange movements. “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” said Robert Burns in 1786.  And while he wasn’t to my knowledge a businessman, the saying holds true today. When things change in […]

Koen Veltman shares an article from his company’s website that explains how domains work in Holacracy. Domains: The Basics Domains are one of the three elements of a role/circle (the others are purpose and accountabilities). We use them to centralize control because, by default, Holacracy gives everyone authority to take any action or make any […]