Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie

Andrew Beattie has spent most of his career writing, editing and managing Web content in all its many forms. He is especially interested in the future of search and the application of analytics to the business world.

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  1. Stock Analysis

    Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a reasonable price as a result.
  2. Economics

    How Weak Oil Prices Affect Airline Profits

    Oil prices are a bit like the weather. This is an opportunity for airlines to invest the higher revenue back into the business.
  3. Investing Basics

    Enterprise Resource Planning System: A How To

    An ERP system won’t transform poor management into good management, but the real-time business analytics can help make good management even better.
  4. Investing Basics

    Alibaba IPO: Why List In the U.S.?

    For companies like Alibaba, a U.S. listing can provide some benefits that they can't find at the exchanges nearer to home.
  5. Personal Finance

    Supply Chain Management Jobs Are Booming

    There has been huge growth in supply chain management, both in the number of positions open and the range of responsibilities assigned to those positions.
  6. Investing Basics

    Using Appreciative Inquiry To Solve Management Problems

    In its purest form, appreciative inquiry is a powerful tool for shifting the focus of an organization to something much greater than its bottom line - although the eventual outcome will often help the ...
  7. Options & Futures

    The Real Estate of Oil

    When it comes to real estate, it is location, location, location - and a location with oil or gas underneath may be the most attractive type of all.
  8. Options & Futures

    The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite markets.
  9. Options & Futures

    The Economics of Oil Extraction

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  10. Investing Basics

    Executing A Swot Analysis

    On its own, a SWOT is just a snapshot. It is what an organization does with the information that gives SWOT analysis meaning.
  11. Investing Basics

    Examples Of Using SWOT Analysis To Get Out Of A Thinking ...

    Sometimes, all a person needs is a little nudge to get out of the thinking rut he or she is stuck in. SWOT analysis can be that nudge.
  12. Investing Basics

    Benefits Of Doing A SWOT Analysis

    The speed at which you can do a SWOT analysis and the flexibility of the format to evaluate different ideas and strategies are key reasons why this tool remains popular in business circles.
  13. With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
    Stock Analysis

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  14. Investing Basics

    The Best Books On Warren Buffett

    These six books aren’t as satisfying as owning Berkshire shares has been for the last 45 years, but there is a lot of knowledge and enjoyment in them nonetheless
  15. Investing

    Where does stimulus economics come from?

    Depending on which type of economist you talk to, stimulus economics originated from the ideas of either a book published in 1776 or a book published in 1936. 1776 is the year Adam Smith published his ...
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