• Life insurers should fix the distribution network, achieve scale to turn profitable

    November 12, 2011 | Financial Services | The Economic Times

    Industries in start-up mode can be innovative, scrappy and undisciplined as they scramble to grow and capture market share. Those traits have characterized the rambunctious life of the India's insurance market.

  • Of note: Where the action is

    October 10, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain newsletters

    Is your global company organized to take full advantage of the rapid changes in emerging markets?

  • How to make IT spending more effective

    October 03, 2011 | IT | Bain capability brief

    Four skills can help companies reap the hoped-for benefits of their IT spending and ensure that new IT investments target the highest-impact projects.

  • India's life insurers need smarter policies for growth

    August 01, 2011 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    Industries in start-up mode can be innovative, scrappy and undisciplined as they scramble to grow and capture market share. Those traits have certainly characterized the rambunctious life insurance market over the past decade of India’s rapid economic expansion.

  • Why is a CEO's job so overwhelming and are there ways around it? Top Bain consultants offer advice

    March 24, 2011 | Private Equity | The Economic Times

    The job of the chief executive has expanded dramatically in recent years, both in scope and complexity. The companies they head often operate worldwide and in a business climate that has rarely been more turbulent. Instead of heading simple pyramids, they now manage intricate networks of

  • It's time for PE firms to "up their alpha game"

    March 23, 2011 | Private Equity | VC Circle

    Our view of the 2011 global PE markets must take into account not only the conflicting forces at work in 2010, but also the continued fragility of the global economic recovery and credit markets.

  • How global telcos can profit from India's wireless experience

    March 19, 2011 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    As many wireless telecommunications operators around the world reach saturation points in consumer penetration, they fear hitting a growth wall. These companies face mounting competition, declining average revenue per user (ARPU) and steeply rising costs.

  • Redraw the chart, but make it decision-centric

    November 21, 2010 | Organization | The Economic Times

    New CEOs often feel compelled to reorganise their companies. In fact, nearly half launch some kind of reorganisation during their first two years on the job. Even that brisk pace seems to be accelerating, with Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Caterpillar announcing organisational overhauls in 2010.

  • Tupperware takes off in emerging markets

    August 19, 2010 | Consumer Products | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Tupperware is making big gains in emerging markets, which now account for 56% of the company's sales, according to Bain & Company. In India, where nearly 100,000 women host Tupperware parties, sales of the company's plastic kitchenware have grown 30% per year since 1996.

  • Tupperware parties help reshape India's kitchens

    July 12, 2010 | Consumer Products | BusinessWeek Asia

    As consumer-products companies compete to profit from booming growth in Asia's emerging markets, they could learn from an unlikely teacher, Tupperware Brands (TUP). The company came to life in the U.S.