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Friday, November 30, 2012

OBQ 500: A famous man in Undivided India.

He was very famous after Pakistan's creation and had a contemporary that is equally famous today in India...
Think business!
Answer: He is Mr. Malik Ghulam Mohammed the founding partner of Mahindra and Mohammed the firm we know as M&M

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OBQ 499: You know this language...

What's significance of this manuscript?

Answer: Its the origin of symbol @ (at the rate)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

OBQ 498: They taught strategy they failed at strategy..

Connect to an organization.

Answer: The monitor group, founded by strategy guru Michael Porter et al. Qaddafi was one of the client and Rahul Gandhi's employer , it ultimately went bust and was acquired by Deloitte sometime back

Friday, November 23, 2012

OBQ 497: The lone star...

Identify the company that has outperformed all its competition in last ten years...

Answer: Sun Pharma, India's most valuable pharma company.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OBQ 496: The beauty and the beast!

What connects this two completely different looking vehicles?

Answer: Piaggio, the owner of Ape and Vespa brands!

Monday, November 19, 2012

OBQ 495: A role model for many iCons

Who is he? and why is he recently being remembered?

Answer:He is Mr. Edwin Land the founder of Polaroid company, he was the biggest role model for Steve Jobs

Saturday, November 17, 2012

OBQ 494: The Doctor who knew Pneumatics!

Connect to a company/brand name that is now used more as adjective!

Clue1: Almost 125 years ago a doctor saw his boy struggling to ride his Tricycle, and the idea for this product struck him.
Clue2: In next three decades many cyclists and motor racer adopt this product to achieve tremendous success , a company is formed which ultimately merges with an American company in early 21st century.
Clue3: These two guys and their program is indirectly linked with this Brand.
Answer: Dunlop whose South African operations were sold to Apollo Tyres of India

Thursday, November 15, 2012

OBQ 493: Once upon a time...

On all back covers of coveted business magazines you could have seen this ad, can you tell me the brand?

There is some hint already given, so reread :)

Answer:IBM Electric Type writer...now they are talking about a Smarter planet :)


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OBQ 492: AT&T gets a spin

Identify the logo of the company which is actually much stronger than its (North) American counterpart AT&T
Answer: Its American Movil the largest telecom operator in LATAM which is owned by Mr.Slim who is the richest person on the earth.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

OBQ 491: The king of kings

Give me the group name...it'll be interesting if you can connect each of these three images to it!

Answer: Diageo, the owner of Burger Kind, Guinness brand of beer and now the owner of Kingfisher whose force one team has Nico Hulkenber as driver.

Friday, November 9, 2012

OBQ 490: First of sorts...

Both these products are first in their own right in their industries...what is the connect between them apart from being first?
Answer: The first PC known as Xerox Alto and Maruti Suzuki's best selling Alto!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OBQ 489: How good you are with map reading?

Tell me what the map is about...the legend at the bottom left gives a lot of clues!

Answer: Its the map inidicating legality of cannabis (weed/heroin) globally

Monday, November 5, 2012

OBQ 488: Under one umbrella?

Which name is taken off from the top? The company that had many good brands is now phasing them out and putting them all under one big name...Give me the name of brand or group.

Answer:The name that is ??? is Panasonic, initially all these Brands were under the group Matsushita family, which finally decided to rename it self as Panasonic and give up the family name, all the brands are now being consolidated under Panasonic and its tagline "Ideas for life"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

OBQ 487: Teachers at work...

Who are they and what did they start? Which was eventually sold for a paltry sum of USD 3.8 million in 90s...
Sorry but I am just not getting enough of this Brand!

Answer: These are the three teachers (Jerry Baldwin, Zev Seigl, and Gordon Bowker)  that started Starbucks, after running it successfully it for many years they succumbed to Howard Schultz's USD 3.7 million and sold off their business. Howard Schultz was initially employed by them as consultant.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

OBQ 486: The man who married off Sports and Stats

Identify him...

Answer: Bill James the brain behind Sabremetrics the technique behind Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox's Baseball success