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Thursday, October 19, 2017

OBQ 1040: The hunt for second city.

Happy Diwali good fellas of Quizzing world!

Here is just a snapshot of few east coast cities of USA who are bidding to be the "second city" of this company and so far more than 100 cities/counties have joined them from all over the USA.

What are they all bidding for and which is the company at centre of all this?


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OBQ 1039: Making global connections.

This is a marketing campaign that is running for many years across the world and the company is surely making some amazing global connections quite literally.

Identify the brand.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

OBQ 1038: The conscience keeper.

Be it business or politics you need a good conscience, and its good if you have someone who reminds you of it in a very analytic way.

The company that he started is doing that for over 80 years now and it providing world leaders with a scorecard of their performance.

Who is he and which company did he start?


Friday, October 13, 2017

OBQ 1037: Pioneer plays second fiddle .

The company that was started more than 125 years ago by a true pioneer who changed the face of mobility is now torn into parts and sold for pieces.

So put the parts together and tell me which legendary brand am I referring to?



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OBQ 1036: For amphibian fun!

We like to party! and this brand with its super smart product had ensured that the party continues even when we are not on land!

They also have a very smart way to advertise themselves.

Identify the brand from its advertisement.


Monday, October 9, 2017

OBQ 1035: Current affairs.

OK guys, don't beat me with the proverbial broomstick!

I know its kind of a sitter but he is kind of an important guy, so let me ask you who is he and which corporation does he lead?






Saturday, October 7, 2017

OBQ 1034: A giant leap for sure!

To the disbelief of western media and society, this guy and this corporation did something sixty years ago that changed the course of humanity.

They will be for sure remembered for as long as human civilizations exists!

Which event am I referring to and who is the gentleman and corporation in the image?

If you look closely and have a good memory the logo has a huge hint!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

OBQ 1033: No Child's play.

Here is a business that sounded like a fairy tale business story from 20th century, but is really struggling in 21st century to survive.

Identify the company from its founder and bunch of other hints in the image.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

OBQ 1032: The ultimate benchmark of performance.

Here is ranking with the top-3 automakers listed based on there performance on a specific platform over the last 90+ years.

It is one of the most respected benchmark as far as the performance of automobiles go.

Without giving too many hints tell me what I am talking about?




Sunday, October 1, 2017

OBQ 1031: The e-Commerce superhero!

No this is not the plan for next Marvel comics, its a company that is literally supercharging its way to unicorn status by doing superhero (well not really!) like tasks for some of the big e-Commerce company.

The logo also reflects the superheroic qualities of the company.

Name the company!!!!



Friday, September 29, 2017

OBQ 1030: In the eye of cyclone.

The first image is of a basic scientific principle that the lad (or rather Sir) in the second image used to its fullest potential and in process become a billionaire himself.

Now he is driving (literally!) a change in the company that it created that will make his legacy future proof.

Who is he and which company did he started?




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

OBQ 1029: Stars in their sight.

OK guys time for an easy one.

Identify the logo of a well known company from the world of nutrition.


Monday, September 25, 2017

OBQ 1028: The end of "cubicle nation"?

As you burn away your life in "Cubicle nation" these guys are redefining future work and in the process making themselves billionaire.

Who are they and which "Workplace" did they establish?


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tata Crucible 2017 Corporate Quiz Ahmedabad Regional round review

Hi there!

It was an amazing Corporate round in Ahmedabad Tata Crucible this year, more amazing than usual as this time me and my partner Ashutosh did not only made it to the finals but also won the whole thing!

For a change this time the quiz was organized in the stunning campus of TCS Garima Park in Gandhinagar and not in Ahmedabad as always.

Here are the questions, starting with 20 prelims questions, we got 17 right so I guess the overall difficulty level was not very high.

ALL ANSWERS ARE IN BRACKET



  1. Which furnishing giant has headquarter in Netherlands and had Tornjorn Loof as its CEO ?(Ikea)
  2. In Yekatarinburg Russia there is a monument to Edward Balami the sci-fi writer, the monument is 2:1 in size and it was predicted as future innovation by Edward in year 1988 which innovation is this that he predicted? (Credit card)
  3. The promoter of this watch brand also owns brand called HRX. (Rado)
  4. Which  Indian group owns brands like Planet M, Next etc. (Videocon)
  5. What was developed for Kroger to remove coal stains but now its used more by kids (Play-dough)
  6. Pratap C Reddy started which chain of hospital from Chennai. (Apollo Hospitals)
  7. DEIVEE is an brand owned by which Indian supermodel (Milind Soman)

     8.  Roy Farelll started which airline based out of Australia? (Cathay Pacific)
     9.  This restaurant started in South Africa by a guy named "Fernando" which specializes in chicken dishes and is now spread world owner and is known for use of a special African spice (Nando's)
     10. Identify the logo (Wella)
    11. Bertie charles started which famous business magazine? (Forbes)
    12. Mario and Martina started a brand of shoe for woman that later diversified they never wanted woman to run this company but they handed over it to their daughter eventually (Prada)
    13.  John Hendricks started which cable network that now owns brands like Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and other channels? (Discovery Networks)
   14.  Billion beats a magazine with only positive news was started by which Bharat Ratna awardee (APJ Abdul Kalam)
    15. Which university in Oakbrook, Chicago has its graduates in more than 190 countires? (McDonald's Hamburger university)
    16. Mike Lazardis started which company that was pioneer in Internet of things (Research in motion/Blackberry)
    17.  Shepton Dash, Gambit etc are all mascot of which paint brand? (Dulux)
    18. Josephy Cyrell designed which logo that is inclined at 18 degree (JCB)
    19. Identify the business personality (Steve Wozniak)
    20. Identify the logo of famous hotel chain



The six teams to qualify on stage were us (Nielsen India Private Limited), Uber, Relaince industries, SAC (ISRO), TCS and Zydus Hospitals (with the CEO himself being the contestant!).

The chief guest was Mr. Ajay Pandey, CEO of GIFT City.

Finals were divided in three rounds.

First one being called Call of duty.

Five questions 150 points each go for bonus and you get 200 wrong answer carried negative 100.

Q1. Identify the initiative by which company (Snap Inc)
Q2. Connect question with pic of Levi Strauss, Logo of Dockers etc (Levi's)

Q3. Identify (New CEO of Air Asia)

Q4.  Meaning of Diageo name

Q5. Logo of Near buy

ROUND 2: Sudden Strike

This was a bounty round with 12 question each of 100 point though you had chance to double down on each question doubling its value and its negative (-50>-100)

You can also use a badge called "Escape" once during the round which will allow you to change the question, you can also use a badge called "Golden retriever" which will allow the quizmaster to ask you question from past Tata Crucible quizzes.

Q1 Connect, Amazon Echo pic, Junglee logo, Douglas Hofstader book (Amazon)

Q2. Who is chief product manager at Lenovo and owns venture firm called A-list? (Ashton Kutcher)

Q3. Pictorial representation of what (Elevator Pitch)

Q4. Logo of hmd (Successor of Nokia)

Q5.  Connect , Tesla cars, Solar City, Space X (Elon Musk)

Q6.  Tail wind is parent company of which airlines (Jet Airways)

Q7.  Pass out o IIM Calcutta, Worked at DBS, IDBI Capital, Standard Charter bank he now works in completely unrelated field (Amish Tripathi)

Q8.  Connect Air Asia, Lotus racing etc (Tony Fernandez)

Q9. He started a company by buying a tea consignment, which retailer. (TESCO)

Q 10. This game was invented by sailors to avoid sea sickness (Mojang)

Q 11. This british tabloid was started as a plea to protect fisherman from local laws and protect them which one? (The Guardian)

Q 12.  The manufacturer of IKF motorcycles sells which famous product worldwide? (AK-47)


Round 3  Heart of Steel

Just three question base question has 150 point but you can ask for bonus second question on related topic which garners you 100 point, negative -100 on both questions.

Total three question in the round.

Q1. Double life is biography of which Advertisement executive? (Alyque Pudumsee)

Bonus question, Alyque created Mr.Charlie as brand ambassador of which brand? (Cherry blossoms shoe polish)

Q2.  List of brands, Alpenlibe, Mentos etc. from  which company (Perfetti Van Melle )

Bonus question: Which Indian is the global CEO of Perfetti? (Sameer Suneja)

Q3: Picture of Mr and Mrs Wallace on Times magazine cover, which publication did they start? (Reader's Digest)

Bonus question: Who owned Reader's digest in India before it was sold? (Tatas)

Final score of winners

Nielsen India Pvt Ltd: 875
Uber: 550

All other teams were 150 or lower scores.






Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coming this weekend!

Hi gang,

I will be there at Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017's regional round in Ahmadabad (technically its in Gandhinagar!)  today,

So be ready for a comprehensive review of this year Corporate Quiz on this weekend.