Publications

  • 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.

  • New books from the press in September

    August 16, 2010 | Harvard Business Review Blog | Media mention

    Dithering. Decisions that turn out wrong. Decisions that people sabotage or don't know how to implement. If your company's experiencing these problems, it's not alone.

  • Leading Growth Strategy and Performance Improvement expert Andrew Tymms joins Bain & Company's Johannesburg office

    August 01, 2010 | Press release

    New York - August 2, 2010 - Andrew Tymms, a Bain & Company partner, is joining the global consulting firm's leadership team in South Africa, where he will bring his broad, cross-industry knowledge and long track record of creating real results to clients in the region. Mr.

  • For mining firms being big matters

    July 27, 2010 | Industrial Machinery | The FT Quarterly: This is Africa

    Despite the recent recession, mining fundamentals remain strong, fuelled by robust demand from urbanising economies, especially China's, and by constrained supply for many metals and minerals. This is good news for the major mining nations in Africa.