Publications

  • Should You Consider Divesting?

    August 26, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    When strategically selected to clean up a company's portfolio and designed to command an optimal price, divestitures can generate significant shareholder value and create a catalysing event for improving the remaining business.

  • With Advanced Analytics, It’s People (Not Data) That Stand in the Way of Change

    August 25, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies that take a one-team approach to behavior change set themselves up for transformational results with advanced analytics.

  • Athleisure stays ahead of the retail pack

    August 24, 2017 | Retail | San Francisco Chronicle | Media mention

    Aaron Cheris, a partner with Bain & Company, believes that athleisure is here to stay but will likely taper down to half its current growth rate to match the apparel industry’s steady average of 3 percent growth.

  • Amazon's Whole Foods deal will make Alexa a lot smarter

    August 24, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Amazon already has access to troves of consumer data. People can buy everything from books to furniture on its website. However, Amazon had one blind spot: grocery, said Mikey Vu, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • North American Midstream Strategy in a Time of Uncertainty

    August 23, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the oil and gas sector rebounds, midstream operators face three trends that create a challenging environment: stranded assets, expiration of favorable contracts and an influx of private equity capital.

  • Three trends could trip up oil and gas pipeline companies. Here's how to trade them

    August 23, 2017 | Oil & Gas | CNBC | Media mention

    Pipeline and energy infrastructure companies face operational challenges in the coming years even as U.S. crude oil drilling recovers and a natural gas export boom gets underway, says Bain & Company in a new report.

  • Reviving Midwest Express: $100 million and a good cookie recipe

    August 19, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | USA Today | Media mention

    Bringing back Midwest Express, the beloved local airline, as two Wisconsin businessmen are proposing, will be extremely difficult. “Nothing is impossible, but it would certainly be an uphill climb," said Dave Emerson, a partner with Bain & Company and leader of the firm's global airline practice.

  • Unexpected Lessons in Sales Transformation from Little League

    August 18, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    Frontline change does not happen without the right kind of coaching from managers. Give them the knowledge, tools and incentives to change—and help them be the kind of coach whose players learn, improve and win.

  • Choose Your Weapon: Prediction or Prescription

    August 16, 2017 | Expert Commentary

    When selecting a model for advanced analytics, the right choice comes down to understanding the challenge at hand.

  • Is Your Sales Organization a House Divided?

    August 16, 2017 | Bain Snap Chart

    In organizations that have separate product and service sales teams, the CEO and sales executives often assume these groups collaborate closely.