Could Beethoven Have Implemented Business Analytics?

February 7, 2012

Could the great classical music composer Ludwig Beethoven successfully implement business analytics in an organization?

I was educated as an industrial engineer, and I do not view myself as a scholar of the performing arts, literature, or classical music. However I have always been a careful observer and listener of what I see and hear. As I continuously witness the success and failure of attempts to implement business analytics, I compare them with Beethoven. Why?