Publications

  • Fighting Sustainability Inertia

    May 18, 2017 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

    Keeping sustainability programs on track requires a new mindset, executive leadership and clear public commitments.

  • Why the Exurbs Are Poised to Take Off in the Coming Years

    April 19, 2017 | WSJ.com

    The rise of exurbs—located 50 miles or more away from big cities—will be made possible as technology changes the cost of distance.

  • Three Questions to Spur Corporate Change Efforts

    April 15, 2016 | Forbes.com

    Executives who shape their efforts by understanding the what, who and how of change will raise their odds of success, and also develop the organizational muscles to keep getting better over time.

  • The What, Who and How of Delivering Results

    February 10, 2016 | Results Delivery® | Bain Brief

    Addressing a few key questions will change your perspective and raise your odds of success.

  • Results Delivery®: Busting three common myths of change management

    January 11, 2011 | Results Delivery® | Bain Brief

    The best of intentions are never enough. Your goal is to lose 10 pounds and get fit. You invest in the latest home gym device and install it in your basement. And there it sits—while you lounge on the couch, wondering why you’re not getting into better shape.

  • Who has the D? How clear decision roles enhance organizational performance

    December 31, 2005 | Organization | Harvard Business Review

    Decisions are the coin of the realm in business. But even in highly respected companies, decisions can get stuck inside the organization like loose change. As a result, the entire decision-making process can stall, usually at one of four bottlenecks: global vs. local, center vs. business unit,

  • Second Chance for eBusiness

    February 28, 2003 | Benelux newsletter

    Following the widespread failure of dotcom firms, many business leaders eased back on all things "e.

  • Company Transformation: More Science Than Art

    December 31, 2002 | Results Delivery® | Benelux newsletter

    We live in increasingly turbulent times. This turbulence stems from the dynamics of deregulation, the rise of gloablisation, the subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in certain sectors' offerings, the major changes in channels of distribution, and the fallout of technological breakthroughs.

  • How to Bounce Higher Out of Recession

    November 30, 2002 | Fundamentals of Growth | European Business Journal

    As the US economy manifests its first signs of bouncing back, European companies may want to capitalise on what remains of their own tough times. Indeed, a recent Bain & Company study found that recessions can make companies just as often as break them.

  • Managing Change: Strategies that Work

    October 31, 2002 | Results Delivery® | InternetWorld

    Seventy percent of change programs fail, according to the April 2001 Harvard Business Review article, "Cracking the Code of Change." That's depressing news at a time when more and more companies face upheaval.