Publications

  • The company cure for initiative overload

    May 22, 2014 | Forbes.com

    If you work for a large company, you may be suffering from a common ailment: initiative overload. You don’t have enough time to do anything well. You don’t have the bandwidth to absorb what you need to absorb. Fortunately, the ailment isn’t fatal. You may not escape initiative overload, but you can

  • Banks should act now on mobile payments

    May 19, 2014 | American Banker

    Only a fraction of bank customers use mobile payments - the early adopters who have the right phones and who seek out willing retailers. That's about to change.

  • Why Everyone in Media Needs an Analytics Upgrade

    May 07, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Media companies are awash with data about how their customers watch or listen to programming. Unfortunately, most lack the analytic firepower necessary to turn petabytes of data into strategic insights that yield new and valuable products. To compete with the pure digital players, most will need to

  • Consulting Magazine's annual "Top 25 Consultants, 2014"

    May 01, 2014 | Private Equity | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner and Global Head of the Private Equity practice, Hugh MacArthur, was highlighted as one of Consulting Magazine's "Top 25 Consultants of 2014." MacArthur helped to found the firm's Private Equity practice more than twenty years ago.

  • Mobile Payments: The Next Step in a Bank's Digital Journey

    April 16, 2014 | Banking | Bain Brief

    Many banks have been slow to invest in mobile payments technology, but it is the next logical step in a bank’s digital journey. As mobile payments hit the mainstream, bankers should offer their customers a compelling value proposition, such as financial management tools. If they don’t others are

  • Big Data: The organizational challenge

    March 11, 2014 | Organization | Business Day

    Industry analysts and media observers are hyping Big Data as the next big thing for every enterprise, and many companies have been rushing to climb on board. But is building an advanced analytics capability really worth the investment?

  • Managing Initiative Overload

    March 06, 2014 | Decision Effectiveness | Bain Brief

    When you're overwhelmed with initiatives, you can't contribute to good, fast decision making. Here’s a practical set of guidelines to prevent initiative overload when possible and mitigate its effects when not.

  • Mobile Payments: Finally Ready to Take Off?

    February 05, 2014 | Technology | Bain Brief

    In a broad survey across Western Europe and the US, consumers told Bain that although they are concerned about security and privacy, they are willing to try mobile payments—provided they see some benefits such as more convenience or better value. Banks, retailers and tech companies that act now to

  • Bain & Company strengthens worldwide partner group with the promotion of 32 business consultants

    January 09, 2014 | Press release

    Bain & Company continues to bolster its global expertise, promoting 32 consultants to partner in recognition of their outstanding contributions to client successes and the professional development of the firm’s teams.

  • Integrating cultures after a merger

    December 11, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    The key reason for the failure of so many mergers and acquisitions? Culture clash. Companies’ values and ways of working are just too different. Now, however, experienced acquirers have developed powerful tools for managing and measuring cultural integration—tools that pave the way to deal success.