Publications

  • Bain & Company's Kara Gruver named to Consulting Magazine's 2017 Top 25 Consultants list

    May 08, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Press release

    Kara Gruver, managing director of Bain & Company’s Boston office, has been recognized for Excellence in Leadership.

  • The Top 25 Consultants 2017

    May 07, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Kara Gruver, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's Boston office, was named to Consulting Magazine's annual list of the Top 25 Consultants. Gruver was recognized particularly for her excellence in leadership. Under Gruver's leadership, Bain Boston has outpaced the firm's global

  • American banks have recovered well, but many European ones are still struggling

    May 06, 2017 | Banking | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company, argues that before the crisis banks everywhere “didn’t really have different strategies”. Tight regulation had traditionally limited their scope for experimentation, but in the helter-skelter years leading up to 2007-08 banks grew indiscriminately,

  • Kang’s Take: New Era for Telecom Investors

    May 02, 2017 | Telecommunications | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Within the industry, growth categories such as “Internet of Things” have started to capture significant attention from buyers, said Herbert Blum, a partner who heads the Americas telecommunications with Bain & Company.

  • Can Utilities Profit from Distributed Energy Resources?

    May 01, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Distributed energy resources can help utilities deal with peak demand and perhaps even become a source of new revenue for energy companies.

  • Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth

    May 01, 2017 | HBR.org

    The global financial crisis prompted many companies to pull in their horns, hoard cash, trim costs, and take a wary view of large investments. Yet the same crisis ushered in a new age of capital superabundance.

  • Back to School: Bar rises for healthcare investors

    May 01, 2017 | Healthcare | Buyouts | Media mention

    Healthcare is poised to remain a safe-haven investment in 2017 as the sector’s long-term fundamentals remain positive, but the bar is rising as a growing number of funds disproportionately focus on the sector, according to Kara Murphy, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Supercharge Your Social Listening

    April 28, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Combine the Net Promoter System® and social media for powerful results. It could be the key to significant growth in customer advocacy.

  • Overcoming Digital's Biggest Obstacle: Legacy IT

    April 26, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Legacy IT can become the Achilles' heel that thwarts digital success. Companies that directly address the impediment stand the best chance of winning in the digital world.

  • How to Be an Inspiring Leader

    April 25, 2017 | HBR.org

    By inspiring employees, organizations can see real breakthroughs in productivity.