Publications

  • 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.

  • How to Make Your Drug Launch A Success

    October 23, 2017 | IN VIVO

    The pain is becoming all too common for many pharmaceutical executives. After a decade or more of investment in drug development and clinical trials, a company launches a promising new product only to see sales fall far short of expectations.

  • The Changing Rules for Digital M&A

    February 10, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies are turning to M&A to get ahead of digital disruption in their industries. Winners know they need to alter their approach.

  • A Manifesto to End Boring Meetings

    December 20, 2016 | Organization | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The problem may be overcrowding—keeping meetings smaller often leads to faster decisions and more engaged employees. Michael Mankins, a partner with Bain & Company, has a 'Rule of Seven' for meetings when a decision is needed: for each additional participant over seven, the likelihood of making a

  • What the US Election Means for Business and the Economy

    November 09, 2016

    Bain’s Macro Trends group offers a post-election analysis of the business environment after the US election.

  • Agile Innovation

    April 20, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Agile methods have boosted success rates of new product development in software. Now they are poised to improve innovation in nearly every function of every business.

  • Smart organizational adaptation – not layers of short-term easy fixes – fuel developing-market companies’ growth

    October 07, 2015 | Strategy | Press release

    New York – Oct. 7, 2015 – Ambitious entrepreneurs and companies in developing markets, face one of the most challenging hurdles in recent memory: creating and sustaining the next wave of growth, by adapting the operating models that made them successful in the first place.

  • Bain & Company’s survey of global executives points to increased use of management tools to acclerate growth amid positive economic tailwinds

    June 10, 2015 | Strategy | Press release

    New York – June 10, 2015 – Bain & Company today revealed the results of its 14th biennial index of 25 of the most popular management tools and trends.

  • New office flashpoint: who gets the conference room?

    October 15, 2014 | Strategy | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner, Michael Mankins, is quoted by The Wall Street Journal on findings from his 17-company time-management study. Mankins states, "time spent in meetings has been rising by 8% to 10% annually since 2000, and is likely to continue increasing.

  • New Paths to Value Creation in Pharma

    September 24, 2014 | Bain Brief

    In a changing industry, survival increasingly depends on category leadership and distinctive business capabilities.