Sunday, February 18, 2018

OBQ 1101: Women in charge.

The rule of engagements are changing between genders, both in the real world and in the virtual world as well. This app is tapping just into that shift to given more power in any relationship even before it starts.

Name the app/company.

Friday, February 16, 2018

OBQ 1100: The grain of grit.

The company he started is named after an humble grain, and by riding one of the biggest technology waves of last ten years the humble grain has become a formidable giant.

Who is he and what company did he start?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

OBQ 1099: Sum of the parts.

Sometime the sum of the parts is bigger than the whole! It surely is true for this now defunct company, which was sold for its parts over the last fifty years and surprisingly the original brand name still manages to thrive and mentioned across the planet!

Answer: British Leyland, they originally designed the classic doubledecker bus in Britain, Vinod Dasari is the CEO of Ashok Leyland and they used to also own the Rover Motors.

Monday, February 12, 2018

OBQ 1098: No time to relax.

The company that started with the cheapest segment of the product is now relentlessly pursuing its strategy to up sell to its loyal customer, doing that it has generated quite many ripples and upended some of the international behemoths.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Relaxo, Mr.Dua the owner, started by manufacturing Hawai chappal and Akshay Kumar is the brand ambassador for their brand "Sparx"

Saturday, February 10, 2018

OBQ 1097: The Deccan Dynasty

Unlike Shivaji's Deccan conquest, this Deccan conquest started in South and went Northwards, now this conglomerate is a great corporate citizen of India Inc, and a great Mumbaikar as well.

Connect to a business group.

Answer: GVK, Has a join venture with Taj to operate hotels. 108 service across states is funded by them. And they operate the Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

OBQ 1096: The Cinderellaman.

His is surely a Cinderella story, from being born in middle class family in the east to his hardships in the west to set-up his business and making it large.

He has also another more tangible connection with the original Cinderella story, so go back to the classic and tell me what is the name of this icon.

Answer Jimmy Choo

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

OBQ 1095: A healthy transition.

While business across industries struggle to keep transitioning from old way of working to new and from one generation to other generation, This business started by a professor in post Independence Ahmedabad though has done that seamlessly and transformed itself into a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Cadila Healthcare, Parineeti is brand ambassador for their brand Sugar Free, the logo, Sharvil Patel the to be CEO of the company.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

OBQ 1094: Wiring it right.

The company has defined by managing the things that get wired....its just that over the last 150 years whats being wired has changed the way this company operates.

The old ad that you see here is mostly irrelevant now, but still it has hints of the current business line of the company.

Name the company.

Answer: Western Union.

Friday, February 2, 2018

OBQ 1093: Unicorns, wait for him.

In the age of startup mania he has created business by breaking all the rule, by not taking any start-up capital and following very different model to scale-up business.

He surely would be a "Unicorn" had he allowed for venture capital investment, but he galloped his way to billion dollar valuation like a good old stallion!

Who is he?

Answer: Sridhar Vembu the founder of Zoho.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2018 is rolling!

Hey guys, I know I am a bit late but for those eagerly awaiting the Campus version of Tata Crucible 2018 there is good news.

The Quiz started this week and the quizzing marathon will end sometime in April! There are some new cities like Anand and Sonepat featuring first time on the Tata Crucible circuit.

Hope you are planning to participate in one of them, I will be posting reviews of the Ahmedabad and Anand round of the quiz later in the month.

So all the best and keep quizzing.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

OBQ 1092: The Wildpack

Among Indian entrepreneurs to emerge in recent times this bunch is the most trailblazing, because they picked up an industry which is dominated by a couple of global giants. Now they have carved up a formidable niche for themselves.

Who are they and what company did they start?

Look at the background and it can give you some idea of the nature of their business.

Answer: The founders of Wildkraft.

Monday, January 29, 2018

OBQ 1091: All in the same bottle.

These group of brands went through a major rejig over the last two decades, and now are known as a single entity.

In a way even the logo indicates this as its looks a little bit like a Venn diagram!

Identify the global giant from its logo.

Answer: Miller Coors

Saturday, January 27, 2018

OBQ 1090: Not so Scottish.

When you think of Scotland you think of Scotch! But this brand that started as a conglomeration of various businesses created its identity around something diagonally opposite to Scotch. Though it still involves some brewing!

Connect to a brand, and yes if you call yourself a genius then you better explain the connect.

Answer: Liption, they used to have a retailing arm that is now owned by Safeway. They were the one who started planting tea in Srilanka and Shraddha Kapoor is the current brand ambassador in India  for them.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

OBQ 1089: Things less ordinary.

At first look this look like a weird set of things put together, but if you are purveyor of finer things you know that all these mundane things that have inspired one of the finest brand in the world to create something exquisite (and expensive!)

Which company's portfolio has products that were inspired from these images?

Answer: All are related to Cartier brands/product names.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

OBQ 1088: Greatness is no guarantee.

Here is one of the most iconic to come in 20th century, like other automobile brands from its country of origin (or rather fatherland!) it didn't survive the tide of time and is now a shadow of its former glory.

Identify the logo of once an iconic brand.

Answer: Maybach