This morning I’m preparing for my marketing class on Saturday and decided I’d look into eBay’s new Marketplace president, John Donahoe’s background. So I started with Bain & Company where he was their Worldwide Managing Director. Here are some articles that jumped out at me…
- The decision driven organization (Paul Rogers, Bain & Company)
Several points jumped out at me. The need for clear decision makers, well defined roles, aligned goals and structure. This gives me some insight as to what John Donahoe has in mind for eBay. This diagram shows the 5 steps needed:
- The Last Legacy of the Dotcom Era (John Donahoe et al, Bain & Company)
Discusses how to properly fund ventures within the corporation. How to decide what adjacent markets and opportunities into which you should move.
- Putting your leaders where it counts (Bain & Company)
This is an exciting way to reward and leverage your organization’s leaders. It discusses how executives want to develop their leaders and yet they don’t spend enough time. Bain argues that putting your leaders to good use and developing them is a critical task.
In summary Bain & Company looks like an exciting and interesting place to work.