Publications

  • Is Business Really Just Like Sports?

    November 01, 2016 | Forbes | Media mention

    You can bet that some motivational speaker—or maybe your boss—will soon go into a lengthy discourse about how business is just like sports. There’s competition. There’s teamwork. Let’s get out there and give it our all! But most employees feel a sharp disconnect with this analogy-- in sports it's

  • LBO Focus: Tech Boom Helps Sponsors Recover M&A Ground in Third Quarter

    October 31, 2016 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    A recent cluster of large deals made it an unusually good quarter for private equity-backed tech deals—there were 40 deals announced, worth a combined $21.17 billion—and is a reflection of private-equity firms’ growing comfort in committing large sums to the sector, said Hugh MacArthur, a partner

  • Rewards and Recognition in the Net Promoter System®

    October 27, 2016 | Bain Brief

    By building a culture around intrinsic motivation, your company can truly stand out as a customer leader.

  • 2016 Holiday Outlook: 'Tis the Season to Start Shopping

    October 23, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Bain forecasts US retail sales to grow 3.5% to 3.9% this holiday season amid middling macroeconomic trends and moderate sales momentum heading into the holidays.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bain & Company Named to Working Mother's List of 100 Best Companies for the Ninth Year in a Row

    September 27, 2016 | Firm Strategy | Press release

    The firm received the recognition for its progressive workplace programs that help all parents thrive professionally and personally

  • Behind the Markets - Karen Harris

    September 23, 2016 | Macro Trends | Behind the Markets | Media mention

    Karen Harris, the Managing Director of Bain & Company's Macro Trends Group, was interviewed on The Wharton School's Sirius XM "Behind the Markets" podcast. Harris talks about the firm's Macro Trends Group and covers topics including spatial economics, China, investors' perspectives, growth in