Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By March 14, 2017

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


China & Multinational Interests: The Changing Tides of Trade

In this detailed and informative article, Ian Mombru outlines the trade situation with China, identifies the multinationals that have access to China, and how challenging their experience has been due to recent developments in the US and Europe.


The Pros and Cons B2B List Pricing

Ian Tidswell explores the benefits and drawbacks of list pricing and offers a few theories to explain Amazon’s shift toward a list pricing model.


Visionaries Take Note

Author of The Caterpillar’s Edge, Sid Mohasseb, articulates the benefits of using data and analytics as a strong foundation to launch a vision.


Annual Planning – a Process of the Past

James Bowen explains why leading companies no longer need an annual planning (or budgeting) process.


Who Dare Speak the Truth?

The timeless wisdom of fairy tales is shared by Michael Feiner as he relates the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes and how it is a relevant tale for today.


Moving Forward with the Next Generation

As we enter a new era of technology, commerce, and global politics, the Millennials are the generation that will carry society forward. James Phimister provides a refreshing perspective on this much-maligned generation.


The Art of Asking Questions

Asking the right questions is crucial to gaining clarity. Marina Kotsianas explains why the who, what, when,  and where questions are not broad or detailed enough to adequately solve problems.  She analyses the main points of a good question and provides a few key steps to the art of asking better questions.