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Here is company that is committed to bringing you closer to the nature even before it became cool!
They have been doing it for over 90 years by making cutting edge equipments that makes it easier for us to conquer our human limitations!
He has changed the way America eats, he has changed the way business is run as a partnership with its employee, and in the process he also changed the way immigrants from middle east are seen in America.
He is indeed a good shepherd!!
Who is he? Also if you are really smart you will know why I am referring to him as a shepherd.
Answer: Hamdi Ulukaya the Turkish immigrant who established multi billion dollar business of Chobani in USA.
Here is company that seeded modern day silicon valley with the creativity that its now know from, starting from employing some of the best nerds in the valley, to making some of the coolest hardware and software it did all.
Use these pictures to connect to the iconic brand from early era of tech industry.
Answer: Atari, The owners also of Chuck E Cheese, Steve Woz was one of their employees and their logo is inspired by Mount Fuji.
This family's history is spattered with tragedies, but its understanding of automobile design has ensured that the family name still lives on even if the business that they started closed more than 50 years ago.
Which family/brand name is it? If you really want to show off tell me who is the current owner of the brand.
The people who made millions during the gold rush were not the gold diggers, but those were supplying shovels and denim (Levi's you see?), same ways here is the company that is making big bucks by just providing the "means" to extract gold out of the bitcoin craze.
Whether you become a millionaire or not, they surely know how to make money out of the bitcoin craze.
This Dutchman has confused us for more than four centuries now, he did that because the map making system that he made is still the most common way to make maps around the world, and thats the reason why some regions though small look bigger than others!
Who is the lad? Even his last name will do.
Answer: Gerardus Mercator, the man behind the Mercator projections that are still used to make maps.
The world of hotels and hospitality where large sized hotels with cookie cutter rooms and services rule the roost, here is a chain with a difference which banks on providing unique services in midst of amazing architecture to a small number of customer.
Identify the man behind it and name the company which literally means peace and provides it too handful of lucky guests!
Smartphones have become universal and without us knowing it one company has impacted everything that makes it smart, from the communication protocol it uses to the location tracking part of it. A good part of these innovations came from a single company started by this gang.
Whats better than making tonnes of money while you have fun! This company has done the same by developing an amazingly viral product that provided it users with fun while the owner sold it for billions of dollars and made boat loads of money!
Connect these images to identify the company or its most famous product.
As India became an independent country some 70 years ago the coldwar was just warming up, and it was easy to go either the socialist way or the capitalist way, it was gentlemen like him who decided to rather take a middle path that decided the destiny of India that we live in.
His contribution were not only in the field of policy planning though, who is he?
Answer: Dr. P C Mahalanobis, the person behind first few five year plans and the Planning commission.
Here is a masterpiece that sells for millions in today's market, however it was not designed by a master horologist but a person who was known for his ability to take up amazing adventure as challenge.
The adventure that he took-up needed him to know the exact time and location, so it kind of made sense for him to design it.
Identify the person I am talking about, additional points for the one who can say the exact name of this watch model.
Answer: Longines Hour adjust designed by Charles Lindbergh
As Russia celebrates 100 years of revolution there is one family with its roots in France that wont be especially excited about it.
Revolution meant that the family lost its biggest client and was literally running for their lives to France, the country of their origin.
Today the brand that they created is used for marketing a motley bunch of products though with Russia out of clutches of Communism the ware manufactured by the company pre-revolution are back in fashion for the super-wealthy of the world.
Connect to a "family brand".
Answer: The Faberge family, the famous French/Russian jewelers.
They belong to completely different fields and completely different eras, one is linguistic expert from ancient India, other is twentieth century British philosopher, another is someone who ushered us into twenty first century dotcom era.
But still there is a solid link that connects them all, its a list of extraordinary geniuses that they are one.
Connect all pieces and you are a genius to me!
Answer: They all belong to the list of "Pioneers in computer science".
Identify the "global platform" that is soon going to enter Indian market in a very different style by collaborating with Bollywood and soap opera business...some say its rather too radical a shift for it from its humble and intellectual origins.
Connect the three images to identify the platform in question.
Started more than 150 years ago as a horse saddle manufacturer the company has seen all things through which its country of origin has gone through, the brand is now going off production after it old American partnership didnt work out as expected.
Which brand/company am I referring to?
Answer: Holden motors which rolled out its last car in October 2017 before being shut down by its parent company General motors
The company that started more than 350 years ago, to supply French royalty with luxury goods and reduce dependence on Venetian mirror makers has now literally mirrored its success in various other sectors and transformed itself into a true conglomerate.
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.
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.
HERE IS THE 20 ODD MINUTES OF YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE FINALS.
ALL ANSWERS ARE IN BRACKET
Which furnishing giant has headquarter in Netherlands and had Tornjorn Loof as its CEO ?(Ikea)
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)
The promoter of this watch brand also owns brand called HRX. (Rado)
Which Indian group owns brands like Planet M, Next etc. (Videocon)
What was developed for Kroger to remove coal stains but now its used more by kids (Play-dough)
Pratap C Reddy started which chain of hospital from Chennai. (Apollo Hospitals)
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.