Publications

  • Electric Cars Could Recharge Growth for Utilities

    April 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles creates new opportunities for energy companies.

  • It's About Time: Why Your Marketing May Be Falling Short

    April 04, 2018 | Bain Brief

    As consumers are bombarded by marketing and advertising messages, it's essential that marketers use their data and technology to target and tailor ads effectively. Marketers can work on three things to help set them apart.

  • Tackling AI's Unintended Consequences

    April 03, 2018 | Bain Brief

    In a world shaped by artificial intelligence, human leadership matters more than ever.

  • Coping with the Amazon Factor in Due Diligence

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The online retail giant is changing the rules for almost any target company. Here's how PE firms can measure the threats—and opportunities.

  • Build a Digital Supply Chain That Is Fit for the Future

    March 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Complaints from frustrated customers were mounting at a major US retailer. More than 20% said they could not find the company’s branded products in shops because items were out of stock. The problem was that efforts to improve service disrupted the company’s low-cost distribution model.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • Organizing for a Digital World

    February 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Virtually all large companies, even those in old-line industries such as machinery and agriculture, have gone digital to some extent. But at many companies the efforts are falling far short of their potential.

  • How CMOs Can Get—and Keep—Their Marketing Mix Right

    February 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    All CMOs have access to the same tools, but the leaders focus on the full range of conditions necessary for results.

  • 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.

  • Digital Strategy for Utilities

    January 31, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Understanding the disruptive forces changing the electricity sector can help executives focus on the most promising opportunities.