Bain in the news

  • Lung, Liver and Stomach Cancers Kill a Million Chinese a Year; Big Pharma Responds

    July 05, 2017 | Healthcare | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    One executive in a blockchain consortium with other companies told Bain & Company that "half of the people in the group are looking for a solution; the other half are there uniquely to obstruct progress."Nonetheless, Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain, expects blockchain to gain wider acceptance

  • Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

    July 04, 2017 | Advanced Analytics, Technology | YahooTech | Media mention

    Chris Brahm, a partner with Bain & Company, believes AI should be regulated not just when it serves the mass market, but also when it’s tasked with performing the same jobs we regulate humans — jobs like banking.

  • Leaders Can Boost Performance By Slashing Meetings And Focusing Talent On Critical Areas

    July 04, 2017 | Organization | Forbes | Media mention

    Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, partners at Bain & Company, have published a new book, Time Talent Energy, in which they hammer home the link between making better use of the hours at work and the "Holy Grail of productivity."

  • Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Is Changing Banking

    July 01, 2017 | Financial Services | Barron's | Media mention

    One executive in a blockchain consortium with other companies told Bain & Company that "half of the people in the group are looking for a solution; the other half are there uniquely to obstruct progress."Nonetheless, Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain, expects blockchain to gain wider acceptance

  • U.S. cable companies' wireless entry paves way for 'quad' play

    June 30, 2017 | Telecommunications | Reuters | Media mention

    Markets where quad-play has taken off have all had either an incumbent that was losing share or an aggressive new challenger that won customers through significant discounting. In the United States, that disruptor could soon be a cable company. "We're really at an inflection point now," said Mark

  • Beauty Brands Lime Crime and Not Your Mother’s Seek Backers

    June 28, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    “Strategics are so active in this category that you have to get smaller to get something before a strategic snaps it up,” said Vandana Radhakrishnan, a partner with Bain & Company. She added that industry giants, too, are looking for younger companies that have levels of consumer advocacy with the

  • European utilities primed for consolidation in shift to renewables

    June 27, 2017 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Financial Times | Media mention

    Julian Critchlow, a partner with Bain & Company, says growth in renewables has created excess capacity of about 25 to 30 percent in the European power sector, depressing profit margins for generators. He predicts mergers of equals through which companies will share synergies from closing uneconomic

  • The Price War Over American Groceries is Getting Bloody

    June 27, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “The smaller chains are going to struggle to meet the price competition,” said Mikey Vu, a partner in Bain’s retail practice. “Losing 3 percent of sales could put these guys out of business.”

  • More than 70% of physicians favor fee-for-service model

    June 27, 2017 | Healthcare | Becker's Hospital Review | Media mention

    A majority of physicians remain unconvinced value-based payment models will result in improved clinical care, suggests Bain & Company's 2017 US Front Line of Healthcare Survey. For the survey, Bain asked 980 physicians in eight specialties, 100 finance officers and 100 procurement officers about

  • Google Classroom Absent From College Courses

    June 21, 2017 | Higher Education | Inside Higher Ed | Media mention

    “Despite its dominance in the K-12 market, Google Classroom has surprisingly not cracked higher ed,” said Jeff Denneen, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the consulting firm’s higher education practice.