Thursday, July 18, 2019

OBQ 1348: Sport is equal.

Sporting events have not always been equal, there has been discrimination of some sorts that has always existed, here is a doctor who made it slightly more equal by doing something radical after second world war.

Who is he and what is his contribution to world of sports?

Answer: Ludwig Guttman, who started games for specially abled which became predecessor of modern day Paralympics.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

OBQ 1347: Jony Jony yes papa!

Art is something that the rich and famous splurge on but not necessarily something that can make you reach, however thanks to institution like this art is now making inroads into Big Tech firms which are hiring art graduates in droves. This college is considered as the pinnacle of art education and the person who leads it is considered the high priest of tech+design.

Identify the institution from its crest and also name its famous alumni and patron who is again in news.

Answer: Royal College of Arts and Jony (Jonathan) Ive.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

OBQ 1346: Kindling the fire.

India is a country of huge diversity, though in field of sports very few of indigenous sports are known out of the country. This company is on the mission to change that.

Name the company, I am looking for a very specific answer.

Answer: Mashal sports

Friday, July 12, 2019

OBQ 1345: The Indophile.

India's relationship with its colonizer was tumultuous at best, however there were some Britishers who had rather amicable presence. In this case this gentleman literally helped India on map. His publications and writing inspired the west to see India as more than a land of snake charmers and spices and take genuine interest in it by traveling  there and exploring it.

Who is he?

Answer: George Bradshaw

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

OBQ 1344: Without parallels.

This is story of Make in India from the era where India still didnt exist as an independent nation, a story of refuges making it large in a highly competitive industry where Indian brands don't stand chance against neo-colonialist mindset.

Identify the company that is in news and making India proud regardless of the outcome of the Worldcup.

Answer: SG the manufacturer of mainly cricket sporting goods.

Monday, July 8, 2019

OBQ 1343: Sound and Silent.

Some companies are know to move fast and break things (especially if the founder's last name starts with Z 😉) but here is a company that comes from a country where they like to keep it silent and run on a sound business model.

And by doing that the company has made itself the most formidable force in the industry.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Daikin

Saturday, July 6, 2019

OBQ 1342: Managing the house.

In India the woman have always been seen has the head of finance in home, however it took them a longtime to come out of house and manage the bigger finances. Here is a woman who is not from India but was first among the trailblazers who set the precedent for woman to be in high offices.

Who is she?

Answer: Varvera Yoakovleva the first woman finance minister in world.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

OBQ 1341: Techie with some crazy notions.

Being educated, successful and rich doesn't stop you from becoming a casual racist, the only problem is that your success amplifies your bad qualities and you get lambasted for it globally and in this case on the very platforms that you helped establish!

Connect to a person.

Answer: Marc Andressen

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

OBQ 1340: Rewarding geeks since 1941!

This company is in business of journalism for a longtime however it is well known for sponsoring a "tournament", and the tournament has geek written all over it.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Scripps the title sponsors of US Spelling Bee competition

Sunday, June 30, 2019

OBQ 1339: Maverick or madness?

In business the line between courage and recklessness is very thin, and by jumping into one of the most hotly contested industry to grab a share from mouth of the beasts, he is doing just that. So far he has done rather well. So lets call him maverick!

Who is he and which company did he found?

Answer: Sameer Gehlaut of Indiabulls finance.

Friday, June 28, 2019

OBQ 1338: The French-American friendship.

France is considered as the closest ally of USA for more than 200 years now, Statue of Liberty is a proof! This company/joint venture is another proof of this friendship in 21st century which is allowing two aging giants of respective countries to rule the skies.

Identify the company that came into existence because of this joint venture.

Answer: CFM, the tie up between GE from USA and Safran from France to create aircraft engines.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

OBQ 1337: Creative karma.

Creativity is celebrated around the world and is rewarded in cash and kind, however this rather creative looking trophy is the one that is coveted by everyone and is considered truly a gold standard.

Identify the trophy and the event that it is associated with.

Answer: Palme D'or which is the highest award at Cannes Film Festival

Monday, June 24, 2019

OBQ 1336: Manyheaded marketing monster.

Marketing is no longer just about creative "Madmen", its also a lot about technology, analytics and behavioral science, and this company has made all the right bets through its unending acquisition spree.

Identify the company/group that looks like a many-headed monster.

Answer: WPP

Saturday, June 22, 2019

OBQ 1335: Making waves.

Cryptocurrency are once again in bull market and here is new kid on the block, the unique thing about this new currency is that it has one of the tech giant as its promoter. That should surely help it navigate the crazy waves of regulators and competitors.

Identify it from its logo, and name the tech giant behind it.

Answer: Libra the cryptocurrency from Facebook.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

OBQ 1334: Putting yourself in someone else's heels.

Equality is a big concern for corporates these days, however for this firm the scenario is wildly different. Known as a company with a high number of female executives in top roles this company is now lead by a guy who is advised not to follow in the foot steps of his predecessor.

Who is he?

Answer: Sandeep Bakhshi new CEO of ICICI bank.