Management Tools

About the author

About the author

Bain's Management Tools & Trends survey focuses on the 25 most popular tools and techniques that are relevant to senior management, topical (as evidenced by coverage in the business press) and measurable.

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About the author

Darrell Rigby is a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company and heads the firm's Global Retail and Global Innovation Practices. He joined the global business consulting firm in 1978 and specializes in corporate strategy and global retailing. Darrell has led assignments in a wide variety of industrial and consumer industries including high technology, healthcare, retailing and financial services.

In 1993, Darrell founded and launched Bain's Management Tools Survey, a global survey on the usage, satisfaction and effectiveness of several widely used management tools among a broad range of senior executives. For the past 16 years, he has published Management Tools: An Executive's Guide containing the 25 most popular and pertinent tools. The study has expanded to now include a survey of executive attitudes toward current management trends. The survey results and the guide - collectively known as the Management Tools and Trends Survey - have been widely cited in the business pages of many top-tier U.S. and international publications, including Forbes, BusinessWeek, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The Economist.

Darrell Rigby
Partner and author of the Management Tools & Trends survey

Darrell is a frequent speaker and Harvard Business Review author on strategy issues, including innovation, managing in turbulence, CRM and change management. He has been a keynote speaker at The Economist conferences, and the Strategic Leadership Forum and has made media appearances on CNN, NBC, CNBC, Moneyline and Bloomberg.

Prior to joining Bain, Darrell earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with high distinction (Baker Scholar). He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received a B.S. in business management summa cum laude.

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