Publications

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • How to Make Your Drug Launch A Success

    October 23, 2017 | IN VIVO

    The pain is becoming all too common for many pharmaceutical executives. After a decade or more of investment in drug development and clinical trials, a company launches a promising new product only to see sales fall far short of expectations.

  • Capital Gets a Reset

    October 02, 2017 | CFO.com

    CFOs and CEOs will need to shift their strategies to tap the abundance of available capital.

  • Retaining Founder’s Energy and Mentality Leads to Value Creation

    June 15, 2017 | Business Day

    Companies that preserve their Founder's Mentality are four to five times more likely to be top performers than those that do not.

  • Killing Complexity Before Complexity Kills Growth

    April 14, 2017 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    How to restore a Founder’s Mentality, including intolerance for bureaucracy.

  • Killing Complexity Before Complexity Kills Growth - Bain Seoul

    April 14, 2017 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    Why do so many companies lose their way? When companies are just starting out, they have no problem identifying the path before them. The founders know where they’re headed, who their customers are and how they hope to succeed.

  • The Firm of the Future

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We’re beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like.

  • The Firm of the Future - Bain Santiago

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the world of the firm, something is changing. It’s not that your local bookstore went out of business. Or that your taxi driver now rates you on a 5-point scale. Or that anything can now be outsourced, allowing even the smallest firms to rent capabilities on demand.

  • When Large Companies Are Better at Entrepreneurship than Startups

    December 27, 2016 | HBR.org

    Big companies starting businesses from scratch has become a big deal. But what are their odds of success—and how do those odds compare to start-ups?

  • The Company Founder's Special Sauce

    December 18, 2016 | WSJ.com

    "The Founder," a new film starring Michael Keaton, tells the story of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc as he turns a few small restaurants into a ubiquitous international chain. It’s a tale of founder-driven corporate growth—something that has become too rare today.