Books

Time-Talent-Energy165x110Time Talent Energy
by Michael Mankins and Eric Garton
Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, Bain & Company experts in organizational design and effectiveness, present new research into how you can liberate people's time, talent, and energy and unleash your organization's productive power. They identify the specific causes of organizational drag—the collection of institutional factors that slow things down, decrease output, and drain people's energy—and then offer a simple framework for how managers can overcome it.

The Founder’s Mentality
by Chris Zook and James Allen
Based on a study of companies in more than 40 countries, including Brazil, by Bain Partners Chris Zook and James Allen, The Founder's Mentality shows how any leader—not only a founder—can instill and leverage a Founder’s Mentality throughout his or her organization, and find lasting, profitable growth.

repeatability-cover-165x110.jpgRepeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change
by Chris Zook and James Allen
Is radical reinvention the key to winning in today’s fast-paced world? Not judging by the results of some of the world’s best-performing companies.

Based on a multiyear study of more than two hundred companies, this book stresses the value of repeatability in business, showing how the "big idea" today is really made up of a series of successful smaller ideas driven by a simple and repeatable business model. Authors Chris Zook and James Allen show how some of the world’s best-known firms combine a core differentiation model with speed, adaptability, and simplicity to land them at the top for long periods of time. These firms include: Apple, Danaher, DaVita, IKEA, Nike, Olam, Tetra Pak, Vanguard, and others.
www.repeatability.com

the-ultimate-question-2.0-165x110The Ultimate Question 2.0
by Fred Reichheld and Rob Markey
"Would you recommend us to a friend?" This simple measure of customer loyalty remains the ultimate question years after it was unveiled. Thousands of leading companies have built it into their everyday operations. Today, Net Promoter® has evolved into a management system that focuses frontline employees and executive leaders on the desires of their customers and boosts profitability, growth and customer delight. In this thoroughly updated edition of his landmark book, Fred Reichheld, with Bain colleague Rob Markey, explains how practitioners use their Net Promoter systems to produce extraordinary financial and competitive results.
Net Promoter® system

decide-and-deliver-author-video-165x110Decide & Deliver
by Marcia Blenko, Michael Mankins and Paul Rogers
Great organizations make great decisions and execute them effectively. They make those decisions quickly and execute them effectively. The result: consistently high performance and motivated employees. In Decide & Deliver, Marcia Blenko, Michael Mankins e Paul Rogers draw on Bain & Company's extensive experience and research to present a five-step process to transform your organization into a decisive, nimble high performer: (i) score your organization; (ii) focus on key decisions; (iii) make decisions work; (iv) build an organization; and (v) embed decision capabilities.
Score your organization

27528-profit-from-the-core-a-return-165x110Profit from the core: A return to growth in turbulent times
by Chris Zook and James G. Allen
In this updated edition of Profit from the Core, authors Chris Zook and James Allen show that a renewed focus on the core is more critical than ever as firms seek to rebuild their competitive advantage coming out of the downturn—and that a strong core will be the foundation for successful expansion as the economy recovers. Building on powerful and proven ideas to meet today's formidable business challenges, Profit from the Core is a back-to-basics field guide.

27198-winning-in-turbulence-cover-165x110Memo to the CEO: Winning in Turbulence
by Darrell Rigby
In Winning in Turbulence, Bain & Company downturn strategist Darrell Rigby argues that the right moves in a recession depend on where your company stands on three dimensions: how hard your industry is hit by the downturn, your company's strategic position, and your company's financial strength. The book identifies eight specific strategies, including "overtake the timid," "refocus and retool," "lighten the load," and "full speed ahead" —and provides a powerful diagnostic tool for assessing which position matches your firm's current situation.

26178-memo-to-the-ceo-165x110Lessons From Private Equity Any Company Can Use
by Orit Gadiesh and Hugh MacArthur
Private equity (PE) firms are snapping up brand-name companies and assembling portfolios that make them immense global conglomerates. They're often able to maximize investor value far more successfully than traditional public companies. How do PE firms become such powerhouses? Bain chairman Orit Gadiesh and partner Hugh MacArthur use the concise, actionable format of a memo to lay out the five disciplines that PE firms use to attain their edge.

the-breakthrough-imperative-cover-165x110The Breakthrough Imperative
by Mark Gottfredson and Steve Schaubert
Every general manager today—all the way up to the CEO—is expected by his or her stakeholders to achieve new breakthroughs in performance—and fast. How do they meet and exceed the breakthrough imperative? To answer this question, consultants and former managers Mark Gottfredson and Steve Schaubert interviewed more than forty CEOs from both industry and the nonprofit sector, conducted an intensive study of what successful managers do right—and what some do wrong—and drew on their own combined fifty-plus years of experience at Bain & Company, where their insights have consistently been found in the pages of the Harvard Business Review.

bain-books-unstoppable-165x110Unstoppable: Finding hidden assets to renew the core and fuel profitable growth
by Chris Zook
Over the next decade, two out of every three companies will face the challenge of their corporate lives: redefining their core business. Buffeted by global competition, facing an uncertain future, more and more executives will realize that they must make fundamental changes in their core even as they continue delivering the goods and services that keep them in business today. Unstoppable shows these managers how to look deep within their organizations to find undervalued, unrecognized, or underutilized assets that can serve as new platforms for sustainable growth. Drawing on more than thirty interviews with CEOs from companies such as De Beers, American Express, and Samsung, it shows readers how to recognize when the core needs reinvention and how to deploy the "hidden assets" that can be the basis for tomorrow's growth.

See other published books by Bain:


The Ultimate Question
by Fred Reichheld

Mastering the Merger
by David Harding and Sam Rovit

Beyond the Core
by Chris Zook

Aligning the Stars
by Jay W. Lorsch and Thomas J. Tierney

Loyalty Rules
by Fred Reichheld

Profit From the Core
by Chris Zook

Loyalty Effect
by Fred Reichheld