Media Publications

  • In the vanguard of loyalty

    February 11, 2002 | Media | Economist Intelligence Unit

    The largest mutual fund in the world, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund has just turned quarter-century old, in a year that saw returns drop 13.5%. Logically, Vanguard should postpone the party, and dissatisfied investors would shift money to safer havens.

  • Cutting through the Digital Fog

    August 14, 2001 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Bain Brief

    Digitization is changing the way companies create, market, and distribute entertainment. In 1999, radio programming and concert ticket sales captured 71% of the music industry's total profit pool.

  • Fear is Never a Substitute for Strategy

    July 01, 2001 | Performance Improvement | Music Business International

    Despite what you may have heard, Napster - the Internet service that lets users illegally copy and download tunes - could well prove to be the warm-up band for the major music labels' best gig in the past 100 years.

  • Napster Detractors Miss a Beat

    April 05, 2001 | Media | Bain Brief

    Napster Detractors Miss a Beat Bain Brief By Ashish Singh The threat of piracy pales in comparison to opportunity

  • Viewpoints: How to Measure Web Performance

    January 20, 2000 | Bain Sustained Cost Transformation | American Banker

    FleetBoston Financial Corp. will spend $100 million over 18 months on its Internet strategy, which includes linking brokerage and banking sites. Charles Schwab Corp. is spending nearly $150 million annually to move customers on-line.

  • Ready Or Not, the On-Line Revo Hits Asia

    June 21, 1999 | Strategy | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    There are still many executives in Asia who feel that perhaps, just perhaps, the Internet won't affect their business. They are dumbfounded that Amazon.com could already have the market capitalization it took Walmart 27 years to achieve, that eBay trades at over 300 times its revenue per share.

  • Globalization: Profit or Peril?

    June 09, 1999 | Bain Merger Integration | Globe and Mail

    But jumping on this bandwagon can be ruinous if conditions are not right. How does the chief executive officer know when to make the globalization decision? The promise of improved profitability — from increased revenue, reduced costs or improved asset utilization — is a strong factor.