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9 Predictions for the 2020s

9 Predictions for the 2020s

Don’t take too seriously any speculations about what the next decade will hold. Be ready for another wave of astounding, unforeseen events. Who in 2000 could have foreseen 9/11 or the economic crisis of 2008? Or the election of our first African-American president?...

The Winners and Losers in Fintech in 2019

The Winners and Losers in Fintech in 2019

As we approach the end of the 2019, it’s a good time to look back and see who won and lost—or more appropriately, who’s winning and losing—in the fintech world. The Winners Goldman Sachs. The Vampire Squid took a few lumps this year with reports of $1.3 billion...

The Impact of Digital Transformation on SMEs

The Impact of Digital Transformation on SMEs

What is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation (DT) is the process of redefining the entire business strategy by adopting the latest and emerging digital technology in driving the business through strategic plans and organizational change to augment the...

The Bain Micro-Battles System

The Bain Micro-Battles System

In the new era of business, leading firms will be big and fast. Micro-battles can help companies rediscover the art of business building to compete with scale and speed. Every management team will face the growth paradox at some point. As we described in our...

Leading a Bionic Transformation

Leading a Bionic Transformation

What is it about companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Alibaba? No matter where they turn their attention — cars, banking, groceries, healthcare, media, retail, trucking — industries quail before them. Company leaders start wondering if their moats are deep...

What Are Smart Cities?

What Are Smart Cities?

What Are Smart Cities? And why do they matter to us all? Whether you live in a huge metropolitan city or a smaller city in your state, urban living is full of opportunities. You can work and play in an exciting and stimulating environment. While it may not be for...