Publications

  • In times of change, let decisions be your guide

    November 12, 2013 | Organization | Forbes.com

    During times of significant change, decision making can feel like juggling chainsaws—while blindfolded and balancing on a large ball.

  • The Big Data boom: Is your company ready?

    October 30, 2013 | Organization | Forbes.com

    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?

  • Big Data: The Organizational Challenge

    September 11, 2013 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    Early adopters of Big Data are outperforming competitors on several dimensions. To catch up, other companies need the right people and tools—but they also need to embed Big Data in their organizations. That means spelling out their ambitions, developing analytics skills and mindsets throughout the

  • Big Data: The organizational challenge - Bain Milan

    September 11, 2013 | IT | Bain Brief

    Samsung uses it to power the content recommendation engine on its newest smart TVs. Progressive Insurance relies on it to capture driving behavior, determine customer risk profiles and decide on competitive pricing.

  • Results Delivery: Managing the highs and lows of change

    May 08, 2013 | Results Delivery® | Bain Brief

    Change creates highs and lows in the people who are affected, and these emotional states are intensified by a variety of normal cognitive biases. But the patterns are predictable, and companies that have mastered change learn to anticipate the mood swings, identify the risks that they create and

  • Bain & Co. to open permanent office in Washington

    May 05, 2013 | The Washington Post | Media mention

    Partner Phil Kleweno, head of Bain & Company's Washington office, discusses the recent addition of D.C. to the Bain & Company office network. Kleweno speaks to the demand in the D.C. market and the opportunities that the new D.C. office presents Bain & Company on the whole.

  • Private Equity's Zombie Problem

    April 23, 2013 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    As private equity firms begin to struggle themselves, it begs the question: what firms will be able to revamp the troubled portfolios of companies that focus on revamping businesses?

  • Nearly sixty percent of executives say economic conditions are improving in their industry, but majority very concerned about meeting earnings targets in 2013, finds Bain & Company

    April 22, 2013 | Press release

    NEARLY SIXTY PERCENT OF EXECUTIVES SAY ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING IN THEIR INDUSTRY, BUT MAJORITY VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MEETING EARNINGS TARGETS IN 2013, FINDS BAIN & COMPANY

  • Why some small colleges are in big trouble

    April 14, 2013 | Higher Education | The Boston Globe | Media mention

    Bain & Company's analysis of the financial state of U.S. colleges and universities is the center of attention for The Boston Globe's article by Jon Marcus on the unsustainable path of some Massachusetts schools.

  • Colleges Struggling to Stay Afloat

    April 12, 2013 | Higher Education | The New York Times | Media mention

    Even Moody's Investors Service has put a negative outlook on higher education, downgrading the credit ratings of many higher education institutions.