Indranil Ghosh shares part one in a two part series that makes a case for the hydrogen economy, and links to an interview with Hervé Touati, Executive Director at Available Power, and Frank Wouters, Global Lead Green Hydrogen at Worley. Welcome to this week’s edition of Powering Prosperity Weekly. This weekly newsletter looks at […]


  Eric Hiller shares how his experience as a new father reminds him of how one has to adjust and adapt using knowledge learned from lean manufacturing and agile product development. Coronavirus has changed a lot of things in America—especially in urban areas, where there are heightened precautions. It is even more chaotic when you […]


You can hire a college-educated full time employee – 40 hours per week –  based in the Philippines for ~US$400 – $800 per month. Consider what you could achieve with that leverage. The best site that I’m aware of for hiring a full time employee in the Philippines is You pay a flat fee of […]

  Daune Capuano shares a whitepaper on how to turn your technology and strategic goals into action.  Does your association struggle with data trapped in an outdated association management platform that does not interact with your current systems and restricts your organization’s ability to implement new software for  new products and services ? Are you […]


  Susan Hamilton unlocks the beautiful paradox hidden in the boundaries that constrain us, whether physical, intellectual, or emotional, and reveals a few obstacles that have stimulated creativity.  At the moment, many of us are encountering more constraints than we have ever experienced in our lifetimes. Options and freedoms of all kinds are limited. Your […]

  Maintaining productivity for you and your team is not always easy, but despair not; David A. Fields provides a list of productivity questions designed to make you assess, address, and activate a productivity system. Puff your chest out and strike a superhero pose. You’re Super Productivity Person! Sigh, that’s not very catchy is it? […]


There’s a certain magic in starting. We may have the idea for a bold new initiative, think about it for months, making no progress. Setting aside one hour, we get started. And then, the universe conspires to bring the project to fruition. This Sunday, many of us will get a free hour when we turn […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Matthew Kien-Meng Ly.  Matthew spent four years at Bain & Company helping companies understand market insights and develop growth strategies. Prior to Bain, Matthew was a software engineer and technology professional. Matthew has particular expertise in identifying customer / competitive insights and new markets, assessing policy / regulatory impact on […]

  Robbie Kellman Baxter shares key points on developing tiered pricing options that elicit a positive reaction from subscription-based customers.  Netflix, one of the largest and most successful subscription companies in the world, has among the simplest of business models. There’s a one-time, short, free trial and then the only option is to subscribe.* They […]

  In this article for Industry Week, Dan Markovitz explains how the current pandemic provides an opportunity to move forward with value stream mapping.  At some point, the COVID pandemic will pass, whether that’s due to a vaccine, a two-minute test, or herd immunity. But if you want to thrive in the post-COVID world, you’ve […]

  Carlos Castelan’s company shares an article on how to find the right remote employees and how to manage them.  Managing a business takes a lot of ingenuity and drive, no matter what kind of industry you’re in. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only added to that, which is why it’s crucial that your business […]


Thanks for Margarita Soto for obtaining this new benefit for Umbrex members: I’ve found Transferwise to be the best way to send or receive funds when a currency exchange is involved. If I receive an international wire transfer via my bank, they charge a hefty fee – not as an explicit line item, but built […]