Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By April 25, 2017

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


Data Paralysis and How to Access Insight

Geoff Wilson evaluates today’s data rich environment and defines two questions we must ask to help draw insight from the data.


 Design Your Own Apps – No Coding Required

Kevin Agatstein provides an article that explores the future business and value of mHealth apps, and introduces application-Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS), an app building software service that he has used to design several organizing and info tracking applications.


Staying on Top of the Game with Sidecar Innovation

Innovation is the key to long-term success in this fast-evolving technological age. Kaihan Krippendorff explains how the sidecar strategy is being adopted by leading companies to break down the barriers to internal innovation and stay competitive.


Feelings: The New Sex in Marketing

On this week’s CEO Exclusive, Soyini Coke interviews TJ Calloway, CEO of Onward Reserve on the success of placing emotion in their marketing efforts. The discuss using story to evoke emotion and connect with consumers to create customer loyalty and stand out from the competition in the retail sector.


Should You Have a Board Offsite?

In this valuable post from Liana Downey, she explains a few must-do and must-not details on establishing an off-site board. Liana’s book, Mission Control, is a must read for all involved or interested in nonprofit organisations.


Small Is the New Big

Profitable advice for consultants from David A. Fields on why smaller companies can provide surprisingly large returns on your time investment.The key is to listen for opportunities with an expansive mindset.

David’s book, The Guide to Winning Clients, provides key, tried and tested tips on how to increase budgets.