Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By April 19, 2017

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

“It’s not about you, It’s about them”

Tune in to the Umbrex podcast, Unleashed. Or listen on Google Play. This week’s interview is with David A. Fields.


Exclusive Interviews with CEOs

Tune in to CEO Exclusive Radio with Soyini Coke as she interviews CEOs about market and business trends, where they go for advice and what they think has attributed to their success. This week, she interviews Justin Wetherill, CEO and co-founder of uBreakiFix, a leading tech repair brand with revenues in excess of $100 million.


Identify Opportunities for Centralizing and Outsourcing

Amit Bhambi identifies key steps to take before outsourcing to determine the right course of action for your company.


Come with Humility and a Listening Ear

Liana Downeyauthor of Mission Control, interviews Victoria Dimitrokopolous, former leader of global recruitment specialist Egohn Zehnder’s social sector practice on moving from the corporate sector to the nonprofit sector.


How to Drive a Successful Discovery Process

David A. Fields provides some effective sample phrases to drive the discovery process forward in a productive manner. Author of the Guide to Winning Clients, David’s blog provides many useful insights and strategies for consultants.


Taking a New Path? – Think Like an Explorer

Amanda Setili explains why thinking like an explorer when heading a new strategic direction, or innovating a new product line, can lead to new sources of profit and wealth. Amanda’s second book Fearless Growth will be launched this Fall.


The Shifting Sands of Sales in Publishing

Online marketing for magazines has called for a dramatic shift in direction, which caused considerable identity confusion for the sales department.  Peter Kreisky was recently interviewed for an article in Digiday on the change to selling by category, instead of by brand, to meet the needs of online marketing and users. He explains why publishers need to maintain a focus on both category selling and brand identity to remain competitive.


Fund Raising Success For Startups

David Bernal from Growth Insights offers an infographic for startups on how to create a perfect investors package followed by a more in-depth article.