Bain briefs and books

  • Transforming Business for a Sustainable Economy

    July 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Climate change, unfair labor practices, corruption and other sustainability issues have become daily fixtures in newspaper headlines—and are rapidly taking their place alongside financial targets as top CEO priorities.

  • Match the Mission: Cost Reduction Strategies for Power Generation

    June 27, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Resourcing power plants according to their needs and usage can generate big savings.

  • How Grocers Buy Better for Growth

    June 21, 2018 | Bain Brief

    With new data and tools, buying for a category becomes an entirely new game.

  • 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.

  • Is Pricing Killing Your Profits?

    June 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Poor pricing practices are insidious—they damage a company’s economics but can go unnoticed for years. For example, a major industrial goods manufacturer struggled with low profit margins, relative both to competitors and its own historical performance.

  • Is That Customer Worth Your Time?

    June 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    “I would buy more from you if I saw my sales rep more often.” It’s a common lament from buyers in many business-to-business (B2B) markets. And it stems from the fact that many sales representatives are squeezed for time and thus not as available as they once were.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2018

    April 18, 2018 | Bain report

    Powered by rising demand worldwide for medical services, healthcare private equity activity soared in 2017.