• Currency fluctuations and luxury globe-trotters boost global personal luxury goods to over a quarter trillion Euros

    October 29, 2015 | Retail | Press release

    According to Bain & Company's 2015 worldwide luxury report, luxury brands will need the right pricing model to win against hard-to-predict currency volatility

  • How to prepare for activist investors

    October 23, 2015 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    No matter how challenging that initial phone call might seem, a company can't (and shouldn't) ignore activists.

  • Adopting a More Strategic Approach to Procurement in Oil and Gas

    September 16, 2015 | Bain Brief

    As oil prices dropped, oil & gas procurement teams made all the easy, short-term cuts: asking suppliers for price reductions, clamping down on discretionary spending and deferring capex. Long-term change requires a more strategic approach, building capabilities that enable procurement teams to play

  • Removing the Trade Obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence.

  • Data value extraction

    July 01, 2014 | CEO Forum

    The rise of pervasive computing devices and new analytic tools is opening new possibilities in the oil and gas industry.

  • Customer Loyalty and the Digical Transformation in P&C and Life Insurance: Global Edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • Operational Excellence: Managing Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry

    May 28, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Even leading oil and gas companies sometimes fail to hit their performance goals. Sometimes this is because management focuses excessively on identifying benchmarks while avoiding more critical discussions on how they should use metrics to make better decisions. A winning approach goes beyond

  • What "good" looks like: Creating an operational excellence management system

    October 15, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    Unlike individuals, companies can’t simply decide one day to act more efficiently. Complex organizations need a systematic approach to improvement. An operational excellence management system is a set of rules that, when implemented with measurable accountability, can guide a company on its journey

  • Service Helps to Link Ex-Military M.B.A.s

    February 16, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    For military veterans entering business school, they now must navigate the uncharted terrain of résumé writing and networking in the private sector. While traditional M.B.A.

  • Private equity: an unlikely resource for public companies in slow economies

    February 19, 2008 | Primary & Secondary Education | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | Media mention

    Orit Gadiesh and Hugh MacArthur, consultants at Bain & Company, have written authoritatively on what public companies can learn from private equity in a new book (Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use, Harvard Business School Press, 2008).