Bain briefs and books

  • Killing Complexity Before Complexity Kills Growth

    April 14, 2017 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    How to restore a Founder’s Mentality, including intolerance for bureaucracy.

  • Killing Complexity Before Complexity Kills Growth - Bain Seoul

    April 14, 2017 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    Why do so many companies lose their way? When companies are just starting out, they have no problem identifying the path before them. The founders know where they’re headed, who their customers are and how they hope to succeed.

  • The Firm of the Future

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We’re beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like.

  • What the US Election Means for Business and the Economy

    November 09, 2016

    Bain’s Macro Trends group offers a post-election analysis of the business environment after the US election.

  • Barriers and Pathways to Sustainable Growth: Harnessing the Power of the Founder's Mentality

    July 20, 2016 | Bain report

    Most executives will say that internal obstacles, not external ones, keep their companies from growing profitably. Yet some companies have been able to anticipate and address these challenges.

  • Retail Banks: Manage for Glory or Cash?

    July 14, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Many retail banks have traditionally kept their options open with an "all of the above" approach to preparing for the future. But it's time to make tough strategic choices about how to meet the challenge of insurgent competitors and capture new profit pools.

  • A Strategy for Thriving in Uncertainty

    August 12, 2015 | Bain Brief

    At a time when most global markets are characterized by heavy uncertainty, traditional approaches to strategy—analyzing trends, making forecasts and committing to the "best" course of action—are often too rigid. The most effective teams balance commitment with flexibility, by isolating the

  • Strategy Beyond Scale

    February 11, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Building scale has long been a cornerstone of corporate strategy. But new Bain & Company research demonstrates that companies taking the fullest advantage of leadership economics don't rely on scale alone. The best leadership teams generate the most economic profit by developing superior assets and

  • New Paths to Value Creation in Pharma

    September 24, 2014 | Bain Brief

    In a changing industry, survival increasingly depends on category leadership and distinctive business capabilities.

  • Leading a Digical® Transformation

    June 11, 2014 | Bain Brief

    The digital revolutions we have experienced in the last few decades are nothing short of miraculous. In fact, the changes have been so dramatic that some have predicted the demise of physical commerce entirely.