Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By May 23, 2017

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


What Lies Behind the Label “Made in China 2025”

Ian Mombru provides insight into the obstacles China may face in its 2025 plan for growth. Using the recently launched COMAC C919 as a bellwether for other industries, he identifies potential problems and how China will overcome these issues to become a leader in global commercial aviation.


Integrating Innovation as a Daily Consideration

Sugath Warnakulasuriya carves a path to help guide a process that stimulates innovation.


The Powerful Motivation of Who We Believe We Are

Hock Kim Teh dives into psychology to confirm a strategy that encourages individuals to accept change even when there is no obvious personal benefit.



From the company blog of John Lowery, a valuable and simple system that helps evaluate business plans and strategy,  saving time and gathering crucial information at the front end.


Removing Barriers to Radical Innovation

Kaihan Krippendorff, author of three books on strategy and organisation, highlights the benefits of a balanced urgency in motivating companies to push ahead, and why engaging all members in the process is essential to success.


Tuning in to Simple Solutions

Fred Stefany reminds of a simple solution to help alleviate the problem of water shortages.


Infinite Monkey Leadership

Geoff Wilson uses this simian analogy to illustrate the inefficiency of leadership that is not focused.


Secure Your Company from Cyber Attacks

Edgar Perez, author of Speed Traders, is holding a cybersecurity masterclass for Directors, CEOs and Senior Executives to identify threats and opportunities and develop a cybersecurity plan. Classes to be held in  New York 23rd – 25th May; Singapore 26th – 28th July, and London, 28th – 30th August.