Bain briefs and books

  • Reinventing Your Business Model for Digital

    May 30, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Everyone thinks about Netflix as a digital native. The company delivers content via any device, produces TV shows and films using reams of customer data, and is even headquartered in Silicon Valley.

  • The Cure for Pharma's Commercial Productivity Woes

    May 09, 2018 | Bain Brief

    To earn greater loyalty and raise productivity, figure out what really matters for doctors.

  • Build a Digital Supply Chain That Is Fit for the Future

    March 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Complaints from frustrated customers were mounting at a major US retailer. More than 20% said they could not find the company’s branded products in shops because items were out of stock. The problem was that efforts to improve service disrupted the company’s low-cost distribution model.

  • Overcoming the Existential Crisis in Consumer Goods

    March 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Leading brands need to fight today’s battles and the even bigger ones hitting them tomorrow.

  • Organizing for a Digital World

    February 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Virtually all large companies, even those in old-line industries such as machinery and agriculture, have gone digital to some extent. But at many companies the efforts are falling far short of their potential.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • You Know Where the Future is Headed, So Why Aren't You There Already?

    November 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Setting a digital strategy starts with confronting two questions: Where is my industry headed, and what will be my company's role?