Publications

  • Professional Managers May Be an Endangered Species

    May 30, 2018 | Forbes.com

    As the prevailing paradigm of business changes, emerging leaders will invest in creating communities of expertise.

  • Bureaucracy Can Drain Your Company’s Energy. Agile Can Restore It.

    May 22, 2018 | HBR.org

    With four steps, Agile practitioners can free organizations from the iron cages of bureaucracy.

  • Agile at Scale

    April 17, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    Agile innovation teams are more productive, higher in morale and faster to market. Here’s how to launch hundreds, even thousands of them.

  • How Private Equity Funds Can Nurture Better Leaders

    April 05, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Top private equity firms recognize that their best chance of success is to be thoughtful and decisive about deploying talent.

  • Kreutzer’s Take: Should Investors Worry About Amazon’s Health-Care Push?

    February 16, 2018 | Organization, Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private-equity investors in retail and consumer companies battled the Amazon effect for years. Now health-care firms must shore up their defenses. “Everyone that is investing in the market should be thinking about what the Amazon impact would be,” said Nirad Jain, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Net Promoter for People: Give Employees a Voice, Get Their Best

    February 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Just as the Net Promoter System® provided a language and practices for using the Net Promoter Score® to build customer loyalty, Net Promoter® for People applies the same philosophy to inspiring employees.

  • 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 Path to Faster Growth for Healthcare Companies: Eliminate Complexity

    November 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Healthcare manufacturers have long believed that all revenue growth is good. But to increase the top line, many launched new products without addressing legacy versions, entered new categories without a path to leadership and expanded to all corners of the world without sufficient local scale.

  • Capital Gets a Reset

    October 02, 2017 | CFO.com

    CFOs and CEOs will need to shift their strategies to tap the abundance of available capital.

  • Upgrading Zero-Based Redesign With Digital

    September 28, 2017 | Forbes.com

    New technologies improve the results of a zero-based redesign in three important ways.