Bain briefs and books

  • 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.

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the leadership team at a consumer products company debated its digital strategy, two opposing views emerged. To stay competitive, some argued, the company needed to invest several hundred million dollars to automate its existing network of large regional plants.

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.

  • 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.

  • The Firm of the Future - Bain Santiago

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the world of the firm, something is changing. It’s not that your local bookstore went out of business. Or that your taxi driver now rates you on a 5-point scale. Or that anything can now be outsourced, allowing even the smallest firms to rent capabilities on demand.

  • The Changing Rules for Digital M&A

    February 10, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies are turning to M&A to get ahead of digital disruption in their industries. Winners know they need to alter their approach.

  • 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.