Friday, November 15, 2019

OBQ 1400: The Rainmakers.

They say Zero is the most radical price...here is a duo who used power of small margins on big volume to build one of the most disruptive business in Indian Finance industry in last 10 years.

Who are they and what did they start?


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OBQ 1399: Financing good chemistry..

OK folks, this one is going a bit on tangential...but if you can crack it this is a good one and you can give yourself pat on the back!

Connect these images to a company which is a conglomeration of some of the biggest chemical businesses of the world...just like its owner it is a low profile but a formidable empire nonetheless.




Monday, November 11, 2019

OBQ 1398:From counting cash to counting days?

As Digital technologies become the new normal, a lot of old businesses will be disrupted. Here is one such company that survived more than a century by literally counting cash, now they are under fire as their products and business models come under attack. Will they innovate like they have been for last 125 years or will the perish?

Identify from logo.


Saturday, November 9, 2019

OBQ 1397: Demonetization (the effective one).

In India people still have bad memories from three years ago when the government started demonetization for 500 and 1000 Rs. notes. A historical event though that happened exactly 30 years ago brought in a demonetization of a different kind that made everyone involved happy.

Tell me the event that triggered it and took these coins out of circulation.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

OBQ 1396: Winner, Winner...

In a country where "Pure Veg" restaurant are sought out it takes a daring visionary to make bets ion a company that goes against the grain (quite literally) and plans to take benefit of increasing per capita meat consumption.

Who is he and which company did he start?


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

OBQ 1395: The reality is unreal.

Entertainment is all about selling unreal dreams to the masses, this company seems to be doing the opposite and making its money through some supposedly "Real" content and some big financial maneuvers.

Connect to a company that came in existence four years ago after a merger.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

OBQ 1394: The creator of Matrix.

Things may seem simple when they are first created, so was the case with this gentleman's creation when he created it exactly 40 years ago. Now you can't imagine modern corporate life without it, regardless of whether you are a CEO or a clerk its part of your workday.

Who is he and what iconic thing did he bring to the digital era?




Friday, November 1, 2019

OBQ 1393: Cost of doing business.

There are many kinds of cost of doing business, employee costs, material costs, taxes and in some countries even bribery is part of the cost...however there are some costs that you cant plan for and yet the show up on your P&L accounts.

Here are some businesses that have an incurred these costs. Tell me what am I referring to?





Wednesday, October 30, 2019

OBQ 1392: Red light.

Yes, I am not colour blind...I can see this is a green colored dot...but this company while it had its tremendous run as a unicorn had a lot of investors and customers who didnt see anything worrisome and kept pumping in the money till it was too late.

Identify the company from its logo or rather a part of its logo...


Answer: Theranos

Monday, October 28, 2019

OBQ 1391: The sun and the son.

Diversification dont always work for businesses especially when the core business is not strong enough to help grow other businesses and you leverage a lot to gain ground.

Here is one such story which didnt go as per the script...now the only hope is to look east to gain some help and save the name of this business group.

Connect all the images to the business group.

Answer: Reliance ADAG group.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

OBQ 1390: Leadership (the kind we need in 21st century).

We need leaders who can deliver growth without burning up the planet, what he started as a research project has now become an industry standard which is helping keep the planet green.

Who is he?and What did he create?
Hint: Look the image closely.

Answer: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and he Robert K Watson



Thursday, October 24, 2019

OBQ 1389: The wired revolution.

Once upon a time TV Channels were almost always state owned, free and boring. Then there was a revolution that was started by private citizens, which is still underway and drawing subscribers in big numbers who are happy to pay for quality content. And thanks to that even in era of live streaming they are making money by the truckload.

Identify one of the first to start this revolution from its old logo.

Answer: Home Box Office (HBO).


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2019: National Finals Review with answers.

As promised by Pranshu Singh he has posted the Questions and Answers from Tata Crucible National Finals that unfolded couple of days back.

On this link you will find all the questions.

https://onawillowhuntforthecherry.blogspot.com/2019/10/questions-tata-crucible-corporate-quiz.html

And here you will find all the answers.


https://onawillowhuntforthecherry.blogspot.com/2019/10/answers-tata-crucible-corporate-quiz.html

Do check it out and congratulations to the winners!


Sunday, October 20, 2019

OBQ 1388: The second most important.

Sometime being second most important might mean being not important at all...well not for this event. In the world of sports this event is considered as the best of the best battling out to settle the score and end the year on a high note.

Name the event.

Answer: ATP Tours Final.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OBQ 1387: Blast from the past.

There are company that are so big that they become synonymous with entire industry, but the juggernaut of technology spares none and it crushes those who dont adapt.

Identify a business that went bust and its rival which is now synonymous with an entire industry.

Answer: Blockbuster