Robbie Kellman Baxter shares her latest article with expert insights on the subscription-based business model. This week, she discusses the disruption to the manufacturing industry and three mindset shifts leaders will need to make during the coming year.  Whether you’re a B2B manufacturer or a supplier to the industry, it’s time to rethink your […]

  Johannes Hoech shares a practical post and instructional video that explains how to grow more lead generation enquiries with less budget using LinkedIn tools.  As a follow on to MarqetU’s recent blogs on low-cost lead generation approaches for B2B companies to re-start their sales pipelines, MarqetU’s CEO Johannes Hoech recorded this 7 minute instructional […]


  Aneta Key shares a short but informative video and the first in a series on the topic of sizing up the situation for strategic decision-making. Key points include: Speed Severity Uncertainty Watch the full series, Sizing up the Situation, on   


  Eric Hiller shares an article on the top mistakes made in product cost management and design to value.  Product cost management (PCM) and design-to-value (DtV) are two areas in companies capable of delivering the greatest of impact, but are sadly prone to the biggest blunders by leadership. Eric A. Hiller, the managing partner of […]


  Robbie Kellman Baxter takes a look forward at subscription businesses in 2021 and provides a few tips on how to improve sales through improved membership strategies.  The time leading up to American Thanksgiving is often especially busy, with a combination of major conferences, ambitious sales goals and, of course, planning for the upcoming year […]


The end of the year provides a good occasion to reflect on what went well and what could have been improved. And to set priorities for the year ahead. If you are looking for a template or set of prompts, here are five to check out: For the past week I’ve been spending a half-hour […]


  In this article, Emre Kara explains the benefits of going agile and how to do it without undergoing massive transformation.  This article is for those of you who have heard of agile but are not sure what to do with it and how to use it in your context. If you are one of […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sharad Elhence. Sharad is an experienced business strategist and innovator. Most recently he was the founder and CEO of a social impact startup to create a Netflix-like digital platform for the arts & culture ecosystem.  Earlier, in his consulting career with McKinsey, i2 Technologies (now BlueYonder), Infosys Consulting, and North […]

  Jeremy Greenberg shares an article from his company’s website that examines the findings from a study on the challenges of the COVID-19 vaccine adoption. STUDY HIGHLIGHTS: Half of participants say they are likely to take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available Safety and minimizing side effects are the most important factors […]

  Eran Zimmerman tackles the issue of corporate responsibility and the involvement of McKinsey in the Oxycontin scandal.  When I was a young McKinsey associate, 19 years ago, I was taught that while the amount of good any single member could produce for the Firm was limited, each one of us had the capacity for […]


  Belinda Li shares an article that summarizes the key findings from this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum and provides links to more information on each social enterprise solution. This past September, CiTTA Partnership was thrilled to engage in Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Digital, the world’s first virtual global social enterprise conference. The event […]


  Amy Giddon takes a look back at the past year to provide friendly insight and advice on how to make life better in five easy ways.  2020 has been a year like no other. As we’ve grown weary, depleted, and drained, the power of kindness to transform a moment, a day, a life has […]