Publications

  • Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    July 10, 2017 | Digital | Yahoo! Tech | Media mention

    According to a survey by Bain & Company, more than 40% of consumers expected themselves to use their smart speakers and assistants to schedule calendar events and make online purchases. But in reality less than 15% were using them for such activities. “We are visual thinkers in many ways,” said

  • Leaders Can Boost Performance By Slashing Meetings And Focusing Talent On Critical Areas

    July 04, 2017 | Organization | Forbes | Media mention

    Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, partners at Bain & Company, have published a new book, Time Talent Energy, in which they hammer home the link between making better use of the hours at work and the "Holy Grail of productivity."

  • Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

    July 04, 2017 | Advanced Analytics, Technology | YahooTech | Media mention

    Chris Brahm, a partner with Bain & Company, believes AI should be regulated not just when it serves the mass market, but also when it’s tasked with performing the same jobs we regulate humans — jobs like banking.

  • It's 8-to-1 against Your Change Program: How to Beat the Odds

    June 23, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    What if your CFO told investors on the next quarterly call that the company had a 1-in-8 chance of hitting its target objectives for the change initiative it urgently needs? No senior executive in his or her right mind would accept those odds, right?

  • Restoring a Founder's Mentality® Culture - Bain Seoul

    June 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    You can feel it when you walk in the door. People are bustling through the halls. Knots of employees are engaged in animated conversation. Office doors are open. You hear laughter. The business could be 100 years old, with thousands of employees, but it still feels like a start-up. Why? Because

  • Restoring a Founder's Mentality® Culture

    June 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies can get back to the beliefs, values and mindsets that made them successful in the first place.

  • Reenergize Change Programs to Escape the "Valley of Death"

    June 15, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    When programs launch, there’s a burst of energy as people take on assignments. Then comes the valley of death.

  • Bain & Company achieves net zero carbon emissions for the sixth year in a row - Part of the firm's global commitment to fighting climate change

    June 09, 2017 | Social & Public Sector | Press release

    Bain & Company, the global business consulting firm, announced today its sixth annual certification as a 100 percent CarbonNeutral® company – an achievement few can claim, according to Natural Capital Partners, a world-leading provider of carbon emission reduction and renewable energy solutions.

  • Finding The Right Path To Category Leadership In Oncology

    June 03, 2017 | IN VIVO

    Oncology drug development is undergoing rapid shifts. Bain research shows companies that seek to lead in specific vertical categories outperform rivals that invest across a broad spectrum of cancer targets.

  • Coach Thinks Outside the Bag

    May 24, 2017 | Retail | Fortune | Media mention

    Aaron Cheris, a partner with Bain & Company, notes that when it's time for a turnaround at a luxury retail company, decisive action is key.“You really want people in a brand to have their hair on fire if they need a turnaround,” says Cheris.