The trends putting intelligence back into business


According to Gartner, the business intelligence market (including data warehouses and CRM analytics) is growing nine percent per year. While it was worth $57 billion at the end of 2010, it will surge to $81 billion by 2014 and as high as $136 billion by 2020. Rather remarkable, isn’t it? What’s driving this growth isContinue reading “The trends putting intelligence back into business”

How To Create A Competitive Advantage: Learning From The Art Of Wine Making By Matthew Coppola


In a nutshell, a competitive advantage is gained by having what competitors dont have and doing what competitors dont do.A company can gain a competitive advantage by differentiating itself significantly to the extent that its products and/or services are a better offering in the customers product mindset than what the competition have to offer.Take forContinue reading “How To Create A Competitive Advantage: Learning From The Art Of Wine Making By Matthew Coppola”

How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly by Matthew Coppola


Implementing a well-thought out strategy can result in a desirable outcome. Monopoly is a great example. Although it is a game of chance there are elements of strategy which contribute to a successful win. Firstly forget about cheating in business. It doesn”t guarantee winning. In Monopoly the player who steals money from his opponent orContinue reading “How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly by Matthew Coppola”

Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf by Matthew Coppola


The surroundings of the business has a huge impact on the outcome of any strategy. Now an organisation may operate in a…..positive environment. But what if it is operating in a…..negative environment? Well then it may have detrimental effects to the business. An organisation would be a smart company if they took good note ofContinue reading “Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf by Matthew Coppola”