Press and news

  • Beating scope creep, the scourge of IT projects

    August 21, 2012 | Information Technology | WSJ.com CIO Journal

    Every year, companies invest hundreds of billions of dollars in large IT projects that fail to deliver on their promises. These costly failures remain among the toughest challenges facing CIOs and the businesses they help manage.

  • The next frontier - Bain São Paulo

    August 08, 2012 | Retail | Meio e Mensagem | Media mention

    In a country with close to 60 million mobile devices that have internet access (e.g. 3g cell phones, modems, etc.), Brazilian users of cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices are becoming more sought-after by virtual commerce players, both inside and outside the point of sale.

  • The stars of the stock exchange - Bain São Paulo

    July 25, 2012 | Exame – Nacional | Media mention

    What investors and business owners can learn from the story of the 10 Brazilian companies that provided the highest return to their investors between 2003 and 2011. (full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Did it get harder? - Bain São Paulo

    July 20, 2012 | Higher Education | Você S/A - Nacional | Media mention

    The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for anyone planning to pursue an MBA outside of Brazil.

  • How much a man in a well-cut suit is worth - Bain São Paulo

    July 18, 2012 | Retail | Valor Econômico - Nacional | Media mention

    A man in a well-cut suit, relaxed in his look, carries his belongings in a shoulder bag with the strap askew. He exists in a world that appears to have been exposed by the financial crisis. At least the big luxury groups are on his trail.

  • Danger in sight

    July 02, 2012 | Valor Economico | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Online retail is growing and can bankrupt traditional retail chains - Bain São Paulo

    July 02, 2012 | Valor Economico | Media mention

    Danger ahead. When online sales within a given retail segment reach 15% of total segment’s sales, chains that operate exclusively with traditional stores run serious risks, including that of going out of business.

  • Malls are gaining space across the country - Bain São Paulo

    June 28, 2012 | Media mention

    According to a study from the management consulting firm Bain & Company, 50% of consumer spending in Brazil is concentrated in cities with less than 300 thousand inhabitants.

  • Commerce of the future is no longer fiction - Bain São Paulo

    June 26, 2012 | O Estado de São Paulo

    Ana passes in front of her favorite clothing store when she receives a message on her smartphone: “Hey, don’t you want to take advantage of today’s sales?

  • On board, everything has its price - Bain São Paulo

    June 20, 2012 | Veja | Media mention

    English On board, everything has its price Veja The competition between domestic airlines has