Publications

  • Challenges & growth: Strategy in an era of continuous uncertainty

    September 03, 2013 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    After six years in economic doldrums —and despite the US market's rally —many business leaders across the globe still seem paralysed when it comes to growth strategies.

  • NGOs raise funds in corporate style

    September 03, 2013 | Mint | Media mention

    Social Venture Partners, the world's largest network of philanthropic investors, is constantly striving for philanthropic innovation. SVP offers venture style grants to non-profit organizations with the hope of building their organizational capacity.

  • Luxury brands like Hermes, Gucci & others to take on faster growing fakes in India

    August 28, 2013 | Retail | The Times of India | Media mention

    A large portion of the exchange of knock off products is conducted anonymously online. Retailers post pictures of the original luxury product on their website, and then upon receiving payment, ship a fake.

  • Bain & Co. | Importance of founder-led firms seeing resurgence

    July 09, 2013 | Mint | Media mention

    Chris Zook, the co-head of the Global Strategy practice at Bain and Company, discusses the recent resurgence in the importance of founder-led companies.

  • Founder's Mentality®: The southward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    Large multinationals often struggle against forces that threaten to turn the power of incumbency into the pain of bureaucracy.

  • Founder's Mentality®: The westward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    As insurgent companies gain scale and scope, they also encounter a number of forces that threaten to drive them off course and away from their Founder’s Mentality. The best companies recognize these forces early and take action to resist them. We call them the "westward winds."

  • Companies think procurement costs are outside their control—they are not

    June 07, 2013 | Performance Improvement | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    The strong headwinds of declining GDP growth and weak industrial output are focusing managers' thinking once again on the need to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

  • India's wind-power target is up in the air - Bain India

    May 23, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Though India hopes to increase the share of renewable energy in its total power generation portfolio to nearly one-fifth by 2017, its efforts could falter due to slow progress in implementing policies to attract investment to the sector.

  • India Private Equity Report 2013

    May 14, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    The year 2012 may not have been a boom year for Indian private equity, but it was a year that showed signs of hope for the future. There's no doubt that private equity investment will increase in the coming years as India's need for flexible capital continues. Stakeholders across the industry need

  • Patent wars: has India taken on Big Pharma and won?

    May 14, 2013 | Healthcare | The Guardian | Media mention

    Up until 2005 big pharmaceutical companies were forced to compete with generic drug companies due to lax national patent policies. In some countries, such as India, the government did not grant any patents at all. This allowed generic drug companies to sell lifesaving drugs for reasonable prices.