Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By July 25, 2017

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


Is this the End of BuzzFeed as We Know It?

Peter Kreisky identifies what going public may mean for this media organization and why it may stymie innovation.


Make the Right Moves and Avoid 4 Wrong Ones

A study on adjacency growth from Bain & Company revealed that only one in four adjacency moves is successful. Richard Kuang succinctly identifies the four common pitfalls to avoid when creating a winning adjacency strategy.


How Avoid the Street Urchin Trap

Do you want to multiply your consulting firm revenue and margin? This chocolatasmic post from author, David A. Fields provides seven questions to help you get there.


Is Success All in Your Head?

Susan Drumm explains why it is and what you should do about it?


The 4 Key Questions that Guide Agile Organizations

How can you help your organization move faster to take advantage of new opportunities in the market, or to avert emerging threats? Amanda Setili, author of The Agility Advantage: How to Identify and Act on Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World, provides four questions that help guide agile companies in the right direction.  


How to Use the Internet of Things for Maximum Benefit

Soyini Coke provides another informative, entertaining and hugely valuable interview with CEO, Tarun Talwar, and CTO, Chris Curry of Mindspan Systems, Inc. on how to manage the Internet of things and move forward with strategy and vision.


4 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Today’s culture measures personal success in terms of professional status and financial gain. Unfortunately, the drive for success can lead to stress and burnout, which can hinder progress. From the Burnie Group a useful at-a-glance infographic to catch the signs before the fall.


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