Thursday, December 31, 2015

OBQ 934: So very human, Mr. Khan!

Here is Mr. Khan from Pakistan, currently living in USA and technically doing much better than his more famous counterpart from India ;-) Very well educated, well thought out and founder of one of the greatest start-ups of this century, helping millions around the world.

Tell me who is he?

Answer: He is indeed Salman Khan the founder of Khan academy.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

OBQ 933: New wine in the old bottle?

Here is a French powerhouse that's been around for more than five decades and has some of the biggest brands in its portfolio, it was rechristened a few years ago by its all powerful owner.

Identify the brand/group from the logo.
Answer: Kering, the holding group that owns brands like Gucci and Puma

Sunday, December 27, 2015

OBQ 932: The way of warrior.

She is the one who has been there done that and now in her next career move she is trying to disrupt an industry that is in much need of it.

Connect to a business personality who is connected with all these big names.
Answer: This is the career path of Padmashree Warrier

Friday, December 25, 2015

OBQ 931: The spirit of Bombay.

Here is a brand that tries to capture the fantasy of colonial world in a bottle, quite literally! And at the heart of this brand is Maximum city the pearl in the queen's necklace...well a precious stone if not a pearl!

In the words above and the pics below there are enough hints...connect to a brand that's leaning on the past to build its identity.

Answer: Bombay Sapphire

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

OBQ 930: Failed design, famous empire.

Here is a design from a world war era, that never went to production. What is name of the product? Here the designer is more famed than the product itself and he went to on create a company to which he lent his last name.

Points only for the exact answer.
Answer: The failed prototype for Tiger tank during WWII era designed by Porsche.

Monday, December 21, 2015

OBQ 929: The hail raisers!

Yes, thats spelled correctly There is a lot of hailing happening in this business, be it for customers or be it investors, and everyone is so far happy with the ride!

Identify the logo of a Chinese firm that's making a name for itself by taking on the biggest player in the world in the "Hailing business".

Answer: Didi Kuaidi the most popular taxi hailing app of China.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

OBQ 928: Awwww so cute!

Lets face it, all marketers are liars!!! they will always cross the lines to get the products moving...

When this ad must have come out in 1950s it would be surely seen as "cute and Awwwwinspiring" today this product is almost unmarketable, though marketers do their best to find a way to keep it moving...

Tell me which product is being marketed? Extra points for those who can name the brand...

Answer: An ad for Marlboro cigarettes believe it or not!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

OBQ 927: Three men and an empire.

This is the closest one can get to a monopoly, within last two centuries and between these three men lies the story of creation of one of the biggest industry which is now going to look very different as the giants tie a knot to create a company that impacts the quality of the water that you drink to the quality of display of your smart phones.

Enough said...tell me the name of these companies and the recent event that has set a new benchmark in the world of deal making.

Answer: The merger of Du Pont and Dow Chemicals

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OBQ 926: When it came without wheels.

This product has seen better days, though these days its namesake is enjoying the dame and doing the rounds quite literally.

Give me the name of the brand that was lent from a gun from bygone era.

Answer: The Enfield rifle.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

OBQ 925: In search of the true greenbacks.

Climate change, global warming and the whole business around is something that captures or try to capture the "greenness" of the business in India.

Connect these four images and tell me what is the implied connection...lots of hints there!

Answer: BSE Greenex which is an index made of Green companies of India

Friday, December 11, 2015

OBQ 924: The creatives and the money makers

Here is a company that has used both sides of its brain to create an enduring business and made millions for itself and its client across the world. Connect these three images and tell me the overall answer.
Answer: McCann Erickson

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

OBQ 923: The good samaritan.

Connect these three images to an institute that started with saving humanity from natural calamity of famine and now has converted itself into a full fledged humanitarian enterprise.

Answer : Oxfam

Monday, December 7, 2015

OBQ 922: All for sports...for sure!

This has been a silent mover in Indian retailing industry, they have established more than 20 stores in less than a year, identify the global player with help of these three pics.

Answer: Decathlon, the sport retailer.

Friday, December 4, 2015

OBQ 921: Second inning not out...

Well that is big enough a hint, identify the colorful logo of venture capital firm and the adventurous man behind it.

Answer: You we can ventrues, the venture capital firm started by Yuvraj Singh

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OBQ 920: Gone is the glory.

Here is an old logo of a company that started in 19th century, and created super rich people in last 150 years and also made the business a power-play for Super power countries, now its in a process of slow death!

Identify the brand from its logo..

Answer: Standard Oil