Thursday, November 30, 2017

OBQ 1061: Like a box of donuts!

This business is built like a box of assorted donuts!!! They have business of all colours, sizes and simply connect to the company.

You know you are not good enough if you have to google this ;-)

Answer: JAB holdings owns RB, Krispy Kreme donuts, Wella and many other big businesses.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

OBQ 1060: Wardrobe for the fashionistas!

Here is company that has done a great balance of retailing and branding the new way by leveraging power of technology and by leveraging brand value of superstars.


Answer: Myntra

Sunday, November 26, 2017

OBQ 1059: The smartness in your phone.

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.

Which company did they start?

Answer: Qualcomm

Friday, November 24, 2017

OBQ 1058: Younger brother bigger cause.

He might be the younger of the siblings but he is working on things far more grass root, while his brother thinks of future he is defending the present.

Who is he?

Answer: Kimball Musk, brother of Elon Musk

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

OBQ 1057: Moonshot, quite literally!

India has seen a lot of start-ups that have made it large in various domains, however this one is my favorite and it takes the cake as far as the ambition goes.

From taking the moonshot to being first space agency of India this team had the making of an awesome start-up.

Name the team here and the company that they belong to.

Answer: Team indus, wihch will send India's first private mission to space in year 2018.

Monday, November 20, 2017

OBQ 1056: Geopolitics, Chinese style!

China has been flexing a lot Geopolitical muscle lately, however its first "tool" of geopolitics was much more benign (some will say adorable) and it started with extending it to USA and Japan.

Here is the world map of where China has used this tool and how much!

Explain me what Geopolitical tactics am I referring to?

Answer, This is panda politics, and the number indicates the number of Pandas that China has "loaned" to these countries.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

OBQ 1055: When funny makes money!

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.

Answer: Minecraft

Thursday, November 16, 2017

OBQ 1054: Small to big.

Here is the logo of an institution that was specially instituted to take care of the small business so that they can grow big.

Identify it from the logo.

Answer: SIDBI

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OBQ 1053: Taking the middle path.

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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

OBQ 1052: Adventurer/Horologist

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

OBQ 1051: H for higher education!

For all these extraordinary "Indian exported talent" H is not just higher education but H also stands for there Alma mater, and no H in there case doesn't stand for Harvard university either!

Identify the H that connects these business big shots!

Answer: They are all alumnus of Hyderabad public school.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

OBQ 1050: The fallout family.

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.

Monday, November 6, 2017

OBQ 1049: Intellectually yours.

In a world of cut throat competition where everything is trademark, patented and fiercely protected here is a group promoting sharing of some great work, so that everyone globally can build upon it.

Identify their logo, and yes it is not trademarked!

Answer: Creative commons.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

OBQ 1048: Timeless geniuses.

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.
Which list?

Connect all pieces and you are a genius to me!

Answer: They all belong to the list of "Pioneers in computer science".

Thursday, November 2, 2017

OBQ 1047: More than what meets the eye.

Here is a bunch of not so random companies, yes they do have "Technology" as a common theme as their business model but there is more than that.

It has to do with their founders and their past associations...I guess that's enough of a hint if you have "Intelligence".

Answer: All of these companies were started by people who were in Israeli armed forces.