Publications

  • Digital Strategy for Utilities

    January 31, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Understanding the disruptive forces changing the electricity sector can help executives focus on the most promising opportunities.

  • 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

  • Post-Holiday Recap and Resolutions for 2018

    January 18, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Retail sales this holiday season rose an impressive 5.6%, far above most predictions. Here are six resolutions for how retailers can invest to carry their momentum into 2018 and beyond.

  • How Robot Taxis Will Change Mobility Over the Next 10 Years

    January 10, 2018 | World Economic Forum

    A silent revolution is arriving on our streets—autonomous vehicles could make up 30% or more of the market by 2030.

  • Demystifying R&D Performance in Chemicals

    January 10, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One great idea used to make chemical companies, but the nature of innovation has changed. Effective R&D now depends on getting closer to customers, understanding their needs and adapting to deliver quickly.

  • The Strategy, Science and Psychology of Holiday Promotions

    December 21, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Holiday sales are exceeding expectations. But how much are promotions helping retailers achieve this high growth?

  • Countdown to Christmas: Tech the Halls

    November 30, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We recap the Thanksgiving weekend’s sales results and examine how retailers are reshaping the customer experience with new technologies.

  • Flex or Fail: Why Adaptive Companies Hold the Advantage in Digital

    November 29, 2017 | Bain Brief

    The most adaptive organizations take four measures to put the right people and resources towards the most important opportunities.

  • In Chemicals, Great Strategy Beats Great Markets

    November 29, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Investing to outperform in core markets proves more rewarding than chasing after exciting new ones.