Bain briefs and books

  • Before You Go and Buy the Farm

    October 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    What is the best way to invest in agriculture? Bain has identified four approaches that public companies are taking.

  • Betting on Zero-Based Budgeting's Trifecta

    October 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    The popular budget initiative can improve cost performance, but truly effective zero-based budgeting also energizes employees and spurs growth.

  • Unearthing the Hidden Treasure of Procurement

    October 12, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies that think differently about procurement strike a rich vein of savings.

  • Reinvigorate Cross-Selling

    October 12, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Advances in customer data, digital marketing and the customer experience have opened new opportunities to grow share of wallet.

  • IT: Digital's Achilles' Heel

    October 11, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Most companies have taken the first steps toward doing business in a digital world. They’ve set up flashy websites, built mobile apps, opened e-commerce stores and taken to social media.

  • Leading a 360-Degree Digital Transition

    October 10, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Embracing the digital revolution is about bold management, not just technology.

  • Finding the Path to Category Leadership in Oncology

    September 28, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Combination therapies are poised to transform markets over the next decade. Companies that use a category leadership approach and focus on one or two oncology fields will outperform rivals.

  • Full Potential Oil Refining in a Challenging Environment

    September 21, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Refiners have enjoyed comparatively good times as the rest of the oil industry suffered, but they should prepare for a more competitive season ahead.

  • Black Boxes Could Yield Gold in Connected Insurance

    September 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    With the proliferation of sensors for collecting data on the status of risk, now is the time to devise your own "connected insurance" strategy.

  • Banking Regtechs to the Rescue?

    September 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Banks that carefully assess when and how to work with regtechs will be able to both streamline compliance and improve the customer experience.