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Monday, July 31, 2017

OBQ 1001: Transmitting happiness.

Identify the logo of a government run enterprise that's making life of thousands of family better every single day.

Answer: Powergrod Corporation of India Ltd.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

We are 1000 posts old! and a thousand times wiser.

Hello quizzers!

Wowwwww!!!

Thanks for being the witness of Original business quizzing journey from 1 to 1000!

I am not sure about others but in these eight years I have grown wiser with every single post both intellectually and emotionally.

The blog was just started at the spur of moment which was mainly dreading the business quizzes around Indian blogosphere where most of the content was copied infinitely! ( hence the word "Original" in the name of blog!)

One thing lead to another and today we are 1000 questions old, I have gone from being a awkward little brat to being a mid level (read balding) manager in an MNC with a wonderful wife and two amazing kids...

Its still amazes me even today that I walk into random strangers at public places who follow my blog and recognizes me from it, Its also amazing to have international followers of this Desi blog written by a Gujju based out of little know city of Vadodara (Baroda for those like things simple;-))

So thanks for reading/following/commenting on my blog, keep it up as that is my biggest inspiration!

As always  you can always drop your suggestions, vent your anger or just simply send questions to be posted on the blog as well as my facebook and twitter page, and don't worry whenever I post a question on behalf of "guests" , I will acknowledge it.

Corn and Peace!

Dhaval

Saturday, July 29, 2017

OBQ 1000: The Italian Syndicate.

Well we just hit the thousand questions (always original!) marks! Never thought this when I started this blog almost eight years ago that we'll hit the four digits, seperate post to banta hai!!!!

Anyways coming to the question number "M" (not sure what it means??? figure it our ;-))

This is another Italian syndicate, which is more than 100 years old and much more successful than Corleone syndicate and definitely with much more fascinating mission.

Identify the brand/company that is at centre of the syndicate with the help of these images. Images have some famous products of the company, the emblem that inspired it and also pictures of the owner and the most famous "employee".

As always I am looking for a specific answer, so dont dawdle!!!

Answer: The answer is Alfa Romeo, Enzo Ferrari was test driver for it, Nicola Romeo was the owner and the logo is inspired by emblem of Visconti. The car in image is Torpedo 24/25 one of their first successes.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

OBQ 999: The artistic enterprise.

Just one away from thousand posts!!!!

What these two guys started as there way to preserve a dying art form has now become a world renowned spectacle  that churns out money at the speed that the founders can hardly imagine.

Identify the name of the enterprise that these lads started, also there is the logo of the company to help you figure it out!

Answer: Cirque de Soliel



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

OBQ 998: M for Money and M for ....???

Well this company is known for both the Ms, It is also the dairy that started the concept of co-operative dairies/businesses.

You will find it in pretty much any household in Europe and some parts of Asia, identify one of the biggest dairy company in the world.
Answer: The answer is Arla which owns famous brands such as Lurpak.



Saturday, July 22, 2017

OBQ 997: A non native name.

Here is a retailer that is super famous around the world but back in country of its origin its known by a different name.

Which "fashion" retailer am I referring to?

If you have to google this you know you are not good enough ;-) Just look at the font and colour of logo here and you must be able to crack it.

Answer: Primark which is known as Penneys in its home country of Ireland, elsewhere its Primark as they cant use Penneys because of trademark dispute with J C Penny.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

OBQ 996: Cashing in on the style icon

He is one of the very few global icon of style to emerge from India (accidentally though!) and behind the style craze that followed is an uncanny mind of some Gujjus!

Identify the brand that has given the sheen to the style icon and in return is racking in money big times!

Answer: Jade Blue is the right answer.



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

OBQ 995: Shop, Fly, Shop, Repeat!

Even if you have done a little bit of flying you must have come across this brand.

Identify the logo of this true global brand.

Answer: World Dutyfree

Sunday, July 16, 2017

OBQ 994: Blessing in disguise.

(Read carefully....and its relatively long read for a question!)

Somewhere in the 90s Napa valley the wine county of USA was attacked by a little pest called phylloxera which reduced all grapevines to grass. Add randomly growing wildflowers and it transformed the hills into lush green flowing meadows.

Around the same time a National Geographic photographer (pictured here) was passing by the hills and he was so attracted that he clicked few pictures.

One of those picture has become the most viewed picture in the history of humanity!

What picture am I talking about? I bet everyone of you have seen it thousands of time!

Answer: It is indeed the Windows XP wallpaper which is called Bliss!



Friday, July 14, 2017

OBQ 993: The bad boy of Capitalism.

Some think that western style capitalism is a cure all recipe for all of the world.

Well, you need to look no further than this lad who is business of curing but has given a bad name to all those Capitalist.

Who is he and which firm did he start?

Answer: Martin Shkrelli of Turing pharma

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

OBQ 992: Your world, their view.

It might not be a very well known name to a common man, but this company is shaping the way we see this world with its super innovative products for over 150 years.

Connect these images to a company/brand.

Answer: Zeiss lenses, the company used to be known as Carl Zeiss Jena

Monday, July 10, 2017

OBQ 991: The Hindi Chini Dhandho!!!

On one hand you have border scuffles and on other China is making big bets on India. Here is one such bet.

Identify the logos of the companies below to connect with a Chinese giant that has recently decided to invest in India.


Shanghai Auto Inc which is buying the liquidated General motors plant in Gujarat.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

OBQ 990: When slimy is sexy!

Identify the product specific to a region which allows it to command crazy pricing, though some people might find it disgusting on multiple levels.

Answer: The Beluga Caviar extracted from fishes from Caspian Sea.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

OBQ 989: Soothing souls, quite literally.

The drink has been loved on both side of Indo-Pak border and is quite literally soothing souls in both countries.

And they know how to market their heritage through classy ads!

Identify the brand that could have been United India's answer to all the fizzy drink of the world.

Answer: Hamdard's Rooh Afza



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

OBQ 988: Bismarck 2.0?

Lots of German questions lately? Maybe that's a theme ;-)

He is considered one of the architect of Modern Germany and also unified and stronger Europe (well mostly, Brexit...ahem ahem ;-)).

Who is he?

Answer: Helmat Kohl

Sunday, July 2, 2017

OBQ 987: Not your average Mittelstand!

Germans have a word for middle sized businesses that achieve greatness normally reserved for giant corporations, they call it "Mittelstand".

Well there is very little about this company that is Mittelstandy (if that was a word!) but one thing is for sure this ever expanding global giant is a GREAT company that lives up to the German standards.

Identify from logo.

Answer: Bosch