Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By January 3, 2017

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


How to Prepare Your Consulting Practice for the New Year

As 2017 begins, it pays to reflect on the last year to plan for the year ahead. David. A. Fields offers practical advice on how to review metrics to provide useful direction.


Strategic Tips to Help Non-Profits Succeed

Liana Downey’s expertise is being recognized globally. In a recent interview with the Canberra Times, she identifies key factors that can help non-profits succeed in a saturated market.


Five Disciplines of Agile Organizations

In a presentation at the closing session of McKinsey’s agility hackathon, Michael Lurie summarizes the five disciplines of agile organizations in less than three minutes.


CEOs Who Dare to Care

Soyini Coke, host of CEO Exclusive, brought 2016 to a close with a special end of year podcast profiling CEOs who are making a difference.


Know Why Customers Buy Your Product

In this short video, Amanda Setili offers a clear example into the benefits of customer segmentation.


Why One Size Does Not Fit All Businesses

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Robbie Kellman Baxter explains why some subscription business models don’t work for all businesses.


A Sandbox for Fintech Startups in the UAE

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, David Martinez de Lecea discusses the startup FinTech ecosystem in the Middle East.


Building a Team of Contractors and Freelancers.

In today’s business world of freelancers and remote contractors, Susan Drumm identifies the mistakes entrepreneurs make when they don’t realize their contractors are their team.


Why it Pays to Get Emotional

The Irish Times interviewed Stephen Wunker to find out why emotion is a key factor in motivating consumers.


Recommended Reading:

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers