Publications

  • Why data analytics initiatives still fail

    April 25, 2018 | Advanced Analytics | CIO | Media mention

    As companies seek to move beyond basic business intelligence to predictive and prescriptive analytics as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence, they need increasing levels of expertise on their data teams. "We’ve seen the growth in the demand for data engineer is about 2x the growth

  • Why Schwab’s CEO Bets You Won’t Be Trading Stocks on Amazon

    April 25, 2018 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain analysis suggests that by partnering with a bank and employing the same low-margin strategy it used to gain market share in e-commerce, Amazon could build financial relationships with 70 million customers.

  • What Does a Next-Level Digital Transformation Office Look Like?

    February 01, 2018 | Digital | ConnectedFutures | Media mention

    Most transformational efforts underachieve. According to Bain & Company, a mere five percent of these programs meet or exceed their goals. Sometimes that’s simply a result of businesses not sensing the urgency and thus not giving digital transformation work the resources and attention required by

  • The economic buzzword of 2018 is “synchronous”

    January 31, 2018 | Firm Strategy | Quartz | Media mention

    “Every major region is looking forward optimistically, which probably means it’s time for me to get anxious,” said Manny Maceda, the Worldwide Managing Partner at Bain & Company in a video from Davos. “But right now, out here, the message is it’s good times all around the world.”

  • Retail under Trump: More cash, different problems

    January 21, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    The extra cash in most retailers' pockets may be the honey activists need to reenter the retail industry. "A handful of them are going to come calling, 'Hey, if you can't show me that there's a path to daylight, sustained investment that's meaningful, give me my cash back so I can invest it

  • Bain names Maceda global head

    November 20, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Financial Times | Media mention

    Manny Maceda, a partner with Bain & Company's San Francisco office, will take over for Bob Bechek as the firm's worldwide managing director, effective March 1, 2018.

  • Listen Up, Retailers: Don't Ignore Voice Shopping

    November 16, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain & Company recently found that if you're making a first-time purchase of a given item without specifying a brand, Alexa frequently recommends "Amazon's Choice"-anointed products before the top search result.

  • How thredUP LUXE and other retailers capitalize on pre-owned luxury

    November 06, 2017 | Retail | Stores | Media mention

    Aaron Cheris, a partner with Bain & Company, notes that more than half of luxury pre-owned sales in the United States are now online rather than in bricks-and-mortar stores.

  • Kang’s Take: Dreaming of a White Christmas in the Retail Sector

    October 24, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    U.S. retail sales are expected to grow by about 3.5% to 3.9% during the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent report by Bain & Company.

  • Short Takes: The Art of the Possible

    October 01, 2017 | Digital | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Elizabeth Spaulding, a partner with Bain & Company, interviews with Consulting Magazine on ADAPT, Bain’s new digital advisory offering.