Wednesday, January 22, 2020

OBQ 1433: Time tested.

Sometime it pays to be number 2...specially if you can stick to your guns for a long time. Here is a homegrown brand that has done just that while competing with MNCs and gradually diversifying in other Consumer goods categories.

Connect and identify the company or its most famous brand.

Monday, January 20, 2020

OBQ 1432: First among equals.

First mover advantage is always to stay here, specially if you were first for a long time...Here is a first mover that literally started (and privatized this industry) and is milking money ever since.

Identify the brand that has a city attached to it but now is in more or less every major city in India.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

OBQ 1431: Franchising his fortune.

Franchising could be sometime the easiest way to big bucks. Here is an entrepreneur who has done it across multiple industries, sometimes even if he had to compromise with his personal values.

Who is he ?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

OBQ 1430: Father.

Some people's contribution to society can be only defined by a very broad term, here is one such phenomenal Indian who literally and metaphorically fathered so many great things for India in 20th Century.

Connect these images to a person.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

OBQ 1429: Look...tiger!

An original is always worth more than a copy!  Different brands have over the period tried different design elements to make their brands stand-out. Here is company that revolutionized the world of sports and eventually got copied the world over.

However whenever you see these pattern on its know its a tiger.

Connect this pattern with a brand.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

OBQ 1428: Of the people, for the people....but not by the people.

In India for most people air travel is still a luxury, and this company has quite shrewdly taken an important place in the travel ecosystem of common people by providing services that they all need and its has done it in way that most people still think that at is a government initiative.

These are the founders, what did they start?

Friday, January 10, 2020

OBQ 1427: The patron saint of Tech revolution.

Every religion needs a bunch of high priests and patron saints who can spread the gospel and sometime go to extremes to do it!, here is one such academician who has a profound impact on the tech world.

Connect these images and name him.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

OBQ 1426: The misfits.

Count on the underdogs to surprise you with their grit and gumption, here is one story of such underdogs that is under reported. Identify the company that was started by a bunch of "Unqualified" individuals in a very technical industry, they eventually proved their mettle and got bought by one of the  Industrial Tech Giants.

The first image is just a hint, identify the company and tell me who eventually bought them.

Monday, January 6, 2020

OBQ 1425: Very Japanese!

Japan is known for its precision and accuracy and it was only apt that one of the very first television advertisement to air in the country was from this brand.

Give me the brand name that is known to give the Swiss the run for their money.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

OBQ 1424: Sound Success.

We hear a lot of things everyday some are noisy and some are melodious, and for things that are melodious there is big credit that should go to this prolific innovator. His name is literally the last word in the world of Sound technology and its impossible to avoid in the world that we live in.

Who is he?

Thursday, January 2, 2020

OBQ 1423: The man for all generations.

Silent generations (those born between 1925-45)  are lauded for their contribution in almost every field but .com era was not their best time. Here is a company started by someone who is a traditionalist but nothing he has done is traditional and he has managed to reinvent himself with all generations...and along the way he has started/help start multiple great businesses and created a string of entrepreneurs.

Identify him and the company is his investment vehicle.

Monday, December 30, 2019

OBQ 1422: Sell in India.

As manufacturing market we might be still struggling in India but our local consumption story is what keeping us afloat as an economy.

Identify the company that is milking this trend.

Answer: Indiamart.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

OBQ 1421: Black Panther on Wall street.

The world has been talking about glass ceilings for decades now, however there is not enough talk about the African Americans and the discrimination they face around the boardrooms in USA.

Here is a man who has overcome all this and now sits at the top perch of the highest rung of Financing.

Who is he? And which company did he start?

Answer: Robert F Smith, the founder of Vista Equity partner.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

OBQ 1420: Bruce Wayne, eh?

When you have lot of money priorities change, rather than defining business agenda you start considering yourself smart enough to define the whole country's agenda.

Here are two such brothers who think they know better and can pull string pretty much anywhere.

Who are they and how are they famously known?

Answer: Koch brothers

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

OBQ 1419: Very French.

France is literally at the heart of Europe and they have their way of doing things. On one end they have amazing patisseries and boulangeries and on the other they have some of the most physically challenging sports tournaments.

Here is a dish that is beautiful connection between both. Name the dish and also tell me why is it named so?

Answer: Paris Brest, named after the eponymous Cycle race.