Publications

  • Africa banking set for growth

    March 03, 2011 | Reuters News | Media mention

    Africa's $107 billion financial services industry will log impressive growth for the rest of the decade as more banks target the continent's emerging middle class, a study by consultancy Bain & Company found.

  • African banking set for impressive growth

    March 03, 2011 | Fin24.com | Media mention

    Africa's $107 billion financial services industry will log impressive growth for the rest of the decade as more banks target the continent's emerging middle class, a study by consultancy Bain & Company found.

  • Make it snappy

    October 06, 2010 | Financial Mail | Media mention

    Decisions can make or break a company, yet only 10% manage the decision- making process effectively, says Paul Rogers, UK CEO of global consultancy Bain & Company. "There is a strong correlation between effective decision-making and financial performance," says Rogers.

  • How well do you decide?

    October 06, 2010 | CFO.com | Media mention

    "Any response to the question would be inherently relative," he says. "Unless you know how good other companies are at decisions, how can you gauge your own effectiveness?" Providing that context was part of the motivation for a Bain survey of 760 executives and a new book, Decide and Deliver.

  • 7 tips for church meetings

    October 05, 2010 | Head Heart Hand | Media mention

    Managers (some pastors too?) spend more than 50% of their time in meetings, but Bain & Company research shows that two-thirds of meetings end before participants can make important decisions.

  • Get the decision-making right

    October 02, 2010 | ebizq | Media mention

    I came across and found great resonance with the June 2010 Harvard Business Review article titled "The Decision-Driven Organization", authored by Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins and Paul Rogers. Based on a recent Bain & Co.

  • Why meetings hurt decisions

    September 30, 2010 | Fin24.com | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, the business consultancy, badly managed meetings in a small, entrepreneurial or corporate setting can hurt decision making in an organisation.

  • Decide & Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization

    September 24, 2010 | Milemadinah | Media mention

    In 'Decide & Deliver', the authors draw on Bain & Company's extensive research and detailed case studies from companies as varied as Ford Motor Company, British American Tobacco, Telstra, Lafarge, and ABB UK.

  • Organization decision making effectiveness - new work from Bain

    September 21, 2010 | ProblemsSolved - JP Martins | Media mention

    A blog post from J-P Martins, Associate Director of Consulting Careers at the London Business School, about Bain's new book, Decide & Deliver. "I think there's a great insight here, into both Bain as an employer and consultant and decision making as a process".

  • Cash-rich companies go hunting for acquisitions

    August 18, 2010 | Acquisition Strategy | Business Day

    Deals made during turbulent times are often top performers. Many domestic companies are emerging from the economic downturn in a strong competitive position: they are cash-rich.