About the Authors

Chris Zook

Chris Zook

Chris Zook is a partner at Bain & Company and has been coleader of the firm’s Global Strategy practice for 20 years. He is based in Boston and Amsterdam, and specializes in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth. Zook is the best-selling author of multiple business books, including Repeatability, Profit from the Core, Beyond the Core and Unstoppable, published by Harvard Business Press. He completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College and advanced degrees in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and Harvard University. View profile >

Chris Zook

James Allen

James Allen is a partner in Bain & Company’s London office and the coleader of the firm’s Global Strategy practice. He is the founder of the Bain Founder’s Mentality 100 (FM100), a global network of founder-led companies, and coauthor of Repeatability and the best-selling book Profit from the Core. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Allen lives in London with his wife and their children. View profile >