Publications

  • Cracking the code of innovation

    October 06, 2013 | Strategy | Business Standard

    Successful innovators combine creativity and imagination with business and analysis at every phase of product development.

  • India is not a traditional PE market: Hugh MacArthur

    October 02, 2013 | Private Equity | Mint | Media mention

    Private equity investors had high expectations for the emerging Indian market. With over $80 billion funneled into the country over the past decade, investors are still struggling to show returns to their LPs. PE investors believe that India will eventually deliver returns.

  • The window of opportunity in India's power sector

    September 19, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    International utilities are eyeing India's power market and its tremendous growth potential. But the country's fragile infrastructure, huge transmission losses and fuel bottlenecks raise red flags. Fortunately the government is acting to improve the regulatory climate and spur more investment, in

  • 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.