Publications

  • Reenergizing Japan, Inc.'s growth, company by company

    June 07, 2010 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    "Japan, Inc.," considered worldwide in the late 1980s as a leader in business expertise, has within it the seeds of a profound regeneration that could restore Japan's economy and businesses to their former prominence.

  • A return to growth in turbulent times

    February 14, 2010 | Fundamentals of Growth | Bain video

    Chris Zook, Bain partner & author of Profit from the Core: a Return to Growth in Turbulent Times, offers insights on strengthening your core business while coming out of the downturn.

  • Cold truth about hot markets

    February 11, 2010 | CNBC Squwak Box

    on their core business in order to expand successfully instead of diversifying into various markets. "There is a cold truth about hot markets," he said. The segment is 6 minutes and 52 seconds in length.

  • Resolving the CEO's dilemma

    October 08, 2009 | Fundamentals of Growth | Bain Brief

    The job of chief executive officer has expanded dramatically in recent years, both in scope and in complexity. The companies CEOs run are likely to operate all over the world, in markets that have rarely been more turbulent than today.

  • How Marvel went from bankruptcy to $4B buyout

    September 01, 2009 | Harvard Business Review

    The $4 billion offer by the Disney Company to purchase Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is the apotheosis of an escape from disaster to rival even the most hair-raising Spiderman adventures.

  • How Europe's grocers keep food sales fresh

    January 21, 2009 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    " The capability to cater to local preferences in a cost-effective way may help position these companies to weather the economic downturn better than their competitors.

  • Beyond the Core selected as one of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time"

    January 20, 2009 | 800 CEO Read

    The second book of Chris Zook's core growth trilogy, Beyond the Core: Expand Your Market Without Abandoning Your Roots, was selected by the founders of "800 CEO READ" to appear in their upcoming book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

  • Winning in turbulence

    December 09, 2008 | Harvard Business Review

    The current economic downturn is likely to be steep, long and turbulent. What are the right moves now and over the coming months to adjust and play to your strengths? A critical first step is determining exactly where you stand.

  • Capitalising on curves

    November 24, 2008 | Bangkok Post

    The tumultuous events of the past few weeks have battered financial markets from the United States to Europe to Asia and created huge uncertainty that companies will be reckoning with for months to come. But in the turbulence lies opportunity.

  • Capitalising on the crises

    November 18, 2008 | CEO Forum

    The tumultuous events of the past few weeks have battered financial markets and created uncertainty that companies will be reckoning with for months to come. But in the turbulence lies opportunity.