Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By December 20, 2016

A weekly roundup of news about, and insights from, our global community of management consultants.


Encouraging Kidpreneurs

Will Bachman and his wife Margarita Soto founded Kidprenuer Market to provide kids with the opportunity to gain entrepreneurial experience. The New York City TV station NY-1 covered their first event this past Sunday.


The Law of Winning

Michael Feiner explains why it’s ok for team members to focus on their personal goals as he explores the logic behind choosing the best players for specific positions, both in the field of sports and in the field of business.


The Startup Success Factor

It is well known that 95 out of 100 startups fail. What differentiates the winners?  Joydip Gupta identifies the one factor that can make or break a startup.


Thinking of Investing in Uber? Consider This

Greg Acton highlights some important factors to consider about the potential of Uber for users and investors.


A Digital Dilemma on the Demand for Knowledge

James Phimister posits an interesting dilemma on the future of the demand-driven acquisition of digital archives.


Top-Tier Tips on Dealing with Conflict

Susan Drumm explains why we need conflict and offers sage advice on how to deal with team conflict productively.


5 Key Marketing Takeaways from the U.S. Elections

James Black delivers useful marketing insights from the recent U.S. elections to provide businesses with thoughtstarters for their brand.


If Citizens Were Clients

Liana Downey explores the reasons behind the Flint, Michigan water crises and why these reasons are surprisingly common. And in a recent podcast with David Raper, Lead, Asia Pacific Corporate Citizenship at IBM, they discuss how social media can be used to find and build common ground, rather than splinter and divide our communities.