Publications

  • Andy Noble: Scaling Agile

    June 01, 2018 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Andy Noble discusses three steps leadership teams need to get right in order to reap the full benefits of Agile at scale.

  • Professional Managers May Be an Endangered Species

    May 30, 2018 | Forbes.com

    As the prevailing paradigm of business changes, emerging leaders will invest in creating communities of expertise.

  • How Companies Can Use Investors to Their Advantage

    May 28, 2018 | HBR.org

    Yet investors can be a powerful strategic resource, providing not only capital but also less-biased insight into the threats and opportunities that a company encounters.

  • How to Get Customer Feedback Without Asking the Customer

    May 04, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal's The Experts

    Customer feedback response rates have been declining for years. But advanced analytics can keep companies in touch with their customers' needs and priorities.

  • Agile at Scale

    April 17, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    Agile innovation teams are more productive, higher in morale and faster to market. Here’s how to launch hundreds, even thousands of them.

  • Some Companies Aren't the Biggest Players in an Industry. So How Do They Make the Most Money?

    February 22, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal's The Experts

    Sometimes the largest companies lead an industry, but in many cases, the leaders that create exceptional value don't rely on scale alone. They use other skills to move into pole position. Large scale still provides a powerful competitive benefit, no doubt. A recent Bain & Co.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • Davos 2018: Bain Breakfast Impressions

    January 25, 2018 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Josef Ming shares how a discussion on the elements of value inspired him and resonated with attendees.

  • A New Strategy for Southeast Asian Telcos

    January 24, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Operators can no longer rely on price cutting to win and keep mobile phone customers. A fresh approach recognizes the importance of delivering a superior usage experience.

  • Davos 2018: Digital Trade and Blockchain

    January 23, 2018 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Thomas Olsen discusses how blockchain can help improve inefficiencies in trade and supply chains.