Wednesday, January 31, 2018

OBQ 1092: The Wildpack

Among Indian entrepreneurs to emerge in recent times this bunch is the most trailblazing, because they picked up an industry which is dominated by a couple of global giants. Now they have carved up a formidable niche for themselves.

Who are they and what company did they start?

Look at the background and it can give you some idea of the nature of their business.

Answer: The founders of Wildkraft.

Monday, January 29, 2018

OBQ 1091: All in the same bottle.

These group of brands went through a major rejig over the last two decades, and now are known as a single entity.

In a way even the logo indicates this as its looks a little bit like a Venn diagram!

Identify the global giant from its logo.

Answer: Miller Coors

Saturday, January 27, 2018

OBQ 1090: Not so Scottish.

When you think of Scotland you think of Scotch! But this brand that started as a conglomeration of various businesses created its identity around something diagonally opposite to Scotch. Though it still involves some brewing!

Connect to a brand, and yes if you call yourself a genius then you better explain the connect.

Answer: Liption, they used to have a retailing arm that is now owned by Safeway. They were the one who started planting tea in Srilanka and Shraddha Kapoor is the current brand ambassador in India  for them.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

OBQ 1089: Things less ordinary.

At first look this look like a weird set of things put together, but if you are purveyor of finer things you know that all these mundane things that have inspired one of the finest brand in the world to create something exquisite (and expensive!)

Which company's portfolio has products that were inspired from these images?

Answer: All are related to Cartier brands/product names.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

OBQ 1088: Greatness is no guarantee.

Here is one of the most iconic to come in 20th century, like other automobile brands from its country of origin (or rather fatherland!) it didn't survive the tide of time and is now a shadow of its former glory.

Identify the logo of once an iconic brand.

Answer: Maybach

Sunday, January 21, 2018

OBQ 1087: Snowmobile to all things mobile

The company that now rules all terrains started in its humble Canadian homeland as a company that made snowmobiles. Now its a world leader in the world of mobility.

Connect these disparate images to a company.

Answer: Bombardier, which started with snowmobile manufacturing, provides coacher for Delhi metro.

Friday, January 19, 2018

OBQ 1086: Beard onboard.

The company that is always known for the beauty products for the girls is now gradually making its presence felt in men's closet with some smart acquisition and brand extensions.

Connect to a company that helps all the divas and dudes look great!

Answer: Marico, The famous brand "Parachute" Deepika is the brand ambassador, Beardo brand is now owned by Marico.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OBQ 1085: The ratings that matter.

For everything these days there is some ratings, but if you really care about yourself and the family you must know what these ratings are, the literally can be the difference between death and survival.

Identify the rating system/agency from its logo.

Answer: European NCAAP rating.

Monday, January 15, 2018

OBQ 1084: Everything is in the name.

When it comes to certain things in life, things cant be explained away with Shakespearean wisdom,
Here is a company that did amazingly well last month on stock markets, and it was just because of the name of the company.

What is the name of the company?
Answer: The company's name of Was Cryptocurrency Corporation.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

OBQ 1083: Thank you for the sponsorship.

Here is company that started as a British company but now mostly known to be an American company, its in the middle of ever growing controversies. Definitely it has its own way to battle the "bad publicity" and one of the most commonly used one is sponsoring sporting events.

Connect the images below to identify the truly global giant.

Answer: Marlboro 1992 Cricket world cup was sponsored by Benson Hedges which is owned by them, same with Ferrari racing team.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

OBQ 1082: Always ON.

Here is an entrepreneur who made it big at a very young age, and then he carried forward his success to the world of giving back.
Here is the logo of his entity, identify the person/institution.

Answer: Omidyar Network, the charity run by Pierre Omidyar the founder of e-Bay

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

OB 1081: Master Navigators.

Identify the two gentleman who founded a company in last century that helps you keep on the right path, not only that they did a great course correction a decade ago that has ensured that continues stays relevant in this modern day and age.

Also name the company they founded.
Answer: The founders of Garmin

Sunday, January 7, 2018

OBQ 1080: Empire strikes back 2.0

This company had all the makings of a colonial era enterprise, right from its purpose to exploit natural resources (of other countries obviously!) to it being financed by the likes of JP Morgan and the Rothschilds.

But then 21st century came and along with all bad ideas even the fortunes of this company headed south and now it has the erstwhile empire closing in on acquiring it.

Identify and connect to a company.

Answer: Anglo American

Friday, January 5, 2018

OBQ 1079: Quack Quack but no Quakers!

The company that started with some bird sounds had some unusual owners on its way to prominence, connect these images to an erstwhile company which is no more of a brand under a global giant.

Be specific, very specific!

Answer: Fisher Price.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

OBQ 1078: Tornado on two wheels!

One of the oldest brands of its kind from Europe that lost its sheen during the late 20th century is now banking on its solid Italian legacy and strong partners in China and India to bring back the glory days.

Identify the company/brand from its logo.

Answer: Benelli, known in India as DSK Benelli

Monday, January 1, 2018

OBQ 1077: Guess me if you can.

He invented something that very well might transform the way things are governed around the world, still its hard to reward him (some people actually want to punish him!) because no one knows for sure who is he and how he looks like, they have a bit of an agreement on his name though.

So tell me the name of one of the greatest inventor of this century who is some time believed to be one of the person in the images below!

Answer: Satoshi Nakamoto, the supposed creator of Bitcoin