Publications

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.

  • Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Buoys Small Businesses’ Hopes

    May 10, 2017 | The New York Times | Media mention

    A huge job for the new administration will be persuading the French people — and French businesses, investors and workers — to feel more optimistic about the future after a long malaise. “The best case is it takes some time, but he manages to implement at least half of what’s needed to stop

  • Culture clash: an unseen blight for mega-mergers

    May 07, 2017 | Organization | The Sunday Telegraph | Media mention

    Marc Berman, a partner with Bain & Company, said one of the most common mistakes firms make when they merge is to take "so long to resolve people issues that their best talent gets lured away or culture tensions fester" - something that could become an issue in this case if decisions aren't made

  • Red Is Good: Why Smart Leaders Question the Green in Performance Dashboards

    May 03, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    By embracing red results on your performance dashboard, you nurture the kind of problem solving and collaboration that leads to the best results.

  • Because I Said So: Lessons in Parenting and Change Management

    May 02, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    The next time you prepare to launch some sort change initiative in your business think first about how you will enlist employees in the process.

  • How Do Salespeople Really Spend Their Time? Not the Way They Say.

    May 02, 2017 | WSJ.com

    Software applications are solving the problem of translating strategic intent to actual behavior in sales teams.

  • Bain & Co. France Chair Says Business Bullish on Macron

    April 28, 2017 | Macro Trends | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Olivier Marchal, a partner with Bain & Company in France, says there is an atmosphere of cautious optimism within the French business community that Emmanuel Macron will win the election. He speaks with Bloomberg's Guy Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

  • Is Your Change Creating a Flood?

    April 27, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    Leaders who set off change floods, without the proper systems in place, do so at their peril.

  • Focus on Bain & Company

    April 26, 2017 | Private Equity | Classic Business | Media mention

    Bain & Company’s Andrei Vorobyov, head of Bain & Company’s PE practice in Africa, and Andrew Tymms, leader of Bain’s PE practice in London, discuss Bain’s Global Private Equity Report 2017.

  • How Emerging Markets Can Attract Capital to Their Power Sectors

    April 24, 2017 | The Financial Times

    Policymakers can take four steps to make energy investment viable and profitable.