Bain briefs and books

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effecting Cultural Change through Zero-based Budgeting

    May 07, 2018 | Managing Change Blog

    Zero-based budgeting can counteract common misperceptions and lead to positive changes in the organizational mindset.

  • Management Tools & Trends

    April 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Five key trends emerged from Bain & Company’s Management Tools & Trends survey.

  • 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.

  • How to Breathe New Life into Life Insurance

    January 17, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Life insurers can reinvigorate themselves by setting bold goals, attacking legacy costs and investing in technology to drive a step change in efficiency and an improved customer experience.

  • 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.

  • A Path to Faster Growth for Healthcare Companies: Eliminate Complexity

    November 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Healthcare manufacturers have long believed that all revenue growth is good. But to increase the top line, many launched new products without addressing legacy versions, entered new categories without a path to leadership and expanded to all corners of the world without sufficient local scale.

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations - Bain Moscow

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Диджитал-дилемма: с одной стороны, откладывание инвестиций в модернизацию операционной деятельности приводит к росту рисков, а с другой — ставка не на ту IT-тенденцию может обойтись не менее дорого