Publications

  • Management Tools & Trends

    April 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Five key trends emerged from Bain & Company’s Management Tools & Trends survey.

  • The dragons take off

    April 05, 2018 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    The number of Chinese tourists travelling by flight abroad has rocketed in the past decade, from 41 million a year to over 130 million a year. As a result, many Chinese airline carriers are gobbling market share, says Dave Emerson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • 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.

  • Why Private Equity Loves Retail Healthcare

    April 04, 2018 | Forbes.com

    The biggest challenge facing private equity investors for several years running has been finding attractive investment opportunities. Yet one sector, retail healthcare, has been conspicuous in its growth.

  • If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

    April 04, 2018 | Macro Trends | MarketWatch | Media mention

    Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and 2030, according to a new report from Bain & Company. A bright side: companies looking to innovate and scale within their businesses “will often find that skill among workers who’ve been around the place awhile,”

  • A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

    April 04, 2018 | Macro Trends | Axios | Media mention

    Karen Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, forecasts that the new automation wave could displace 2.5 million workers a year. That compares with 1.2 million a year displaced in the agricultural upheaval from 1900 to 1940, after adjusting for population, and 800,000 a year in the onset of the

  • Uncovering the Elements of Value in Commercial Insurance

    April 03, 2018 | Forbes.com

    How commercial insurers can deliver more value to their customers, and thereby earn greater loyalty.

  • Hormel Shops for Food Deals in the Private-Equity Aisle

    April 03, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private equity once formed the bridge for startups until they were acquired by consumer-products companies, said Charles Tillen, a partner with Bain & Company. But as more strategic buyers eye smaller, younger brands, those companies are finding themselves competing more with private-equity buyers,

  • Tackling AI's Unintended Consequences

    April 03, 2018 | Bain Brief

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

  • Are Longer Holding Periods the Wave of the Future in Private Equity?

    April 02, 2018 | Forbes.com

    It’s too soon to say how much capital long-hold funds will ultimately attract. But for institutional investors with long investment horizons, steering some capital to long-hold funds could be a welcome change.