Publications

  • Transforming Business for a Sustainable Economy

    July 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Climate change, unfair labor practices, corruption and other sustainability issues have become daily fixtures in newspaper headlines—and are rapidly taking their place alongside financial targets as top CEO priorities.

  • Why the 5G Pessimists Are Wrong

    June 28, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Network operators that listen to the naysayers run the risk of missing out on the true benefits of this step-change technology.

  • Match the Mission: Cost Reduction Strategies for Power Generation

    June 27, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Resourcing power plants according to their needs and usage can generate big savings.

  • How Grocers Buy Better for Growth

    June 21, 2018 | Bain Brief

    With new data and tools, buying for a category becomes an entirely new game.

  • The Zero-Based Cost Revolution in Retail

    June 21, 2018 | Bain Brief

    These are particularly tricky times for traditional retailers. Web, mobile and even voice shopping options have upended the rules of engagement, intensified competition and boosted customer expectations. Customers now expect to move seamlessly between digital and physical channels.

  • Soul Searching: True Transformations Start Within

    June 14, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Going around the table, each member of the executive committee agreed that the firm's plan to transform its multibillion-dollar retail business was ready to roll. It was make or break, and the organization's people would determine the difference.

  • Breakthrough Design for a Better Customer Experience and Better Economics

    June 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Great design goes beyond the digital veneer to coordinate the company's employees, partners, physical channels and economic objectives.

  • Why Zero-Based Budgeting Goes Wrong

    June 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Few management tools can match zero-based budgeting (ZBB) as a way to overhaul the practices that keep a company from reaching its full potential. That is why so many business leaders see it as a no-brainer to manage costs better and drive strategic thinking at all levels of the organization.

  • Experience Is the New Product; Here's How to Manage It

    June 12, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Most companies take an internally oriented approach to organizing around products, processes and functions such as risk management and marketing. But a few pioneering companies have begun to organize around how customers experience their products and services.

  • The Cure for AI Fever

    June 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The companies that most successfully use artificial intelligence know that a simple tool is not the fix; they trust the AI process.