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He replaced one of the longest tenured executive of this company to become the new CEO.
He now overseas an empire straddling in various categories and industries and investor expect this to be more than a change of guard.
In capitalism its important to keep a check on Animal spirits of the Capitalists, and then there are companies who are trusted to do so.
Here is one company who has mostly succeeded in that mission, in some instances it faltered but in some instances it generated alumni that bolstered its image.
When the big shots of world's most powerful companies (Google, Apple, Facebook) get nightmares, many of them are caused by this lady. She is leading the charge of questioning and punishing relentless profiteering of some of the biggest companies, who with their band of lawyers break international laws with impunity.
Who is this modern day vigilante?
Answer: Margrethe Vestager who has caused some serious trouble for the big boys
Nope, this is no Men's club being repurposed! Its a club in a commercial sense which has millions of member in USA, lately its parent company is repurposing some of its premises to fulfill change in its overall business strategy.
Identify the logo of the company which is tribute to its founder.
He is feared and loathed by some but respected by everyone for his relentless deal making skills. Some see him even as henchman of the US president, here is just a group of brands that have seen his impact.
Many say the Chinese government policies to shutout competition has greatly benefited this Chinese behemoth, though lately is coming out of its walled garden and trying to gain global influence my making some big investments world over.
Connect these images to a Chinese company which is now more of a conglomerate.
In India agriculture is associated with drudgery and debt however this company from USA has found the sweetspot in the green business and has managed to stay in pink of its health throughout its history of 175+ years.
Its rare that a village becomes identity of a product and that product goes on to become the identity of a company. Though this company derives less than half of its revenue from this product its identity is strongly linked to it.
Identify the company that has its presence in each Indian household and not restricted to kitchen any more.
They are quintessentially the 21st century publication czars, which means that they get a lot published but dont own a single printing press or any editorial staff and yes they also dont compete with traditional publication houses like Penguin or Random House.
Yet they enable everyone to exercise their "freedom of expression".
Started at the height of dotcom boom, this company did well by measuring the web traffic of the biggest companies during the clicks arms race, however in last few years it has struggled to please stock exchanges and investors and might lose its right to score!
Well before it was cool to do so this man disrupted so many ideas of running a business, like giving stock options to employee, to hiring private jets, he is also credited with coming up with psychological price points ending with 9s (like 19.99) and for being the first to bring mass production practices in Europe.
No doubt then that he started on a shoe string but ended up creating a brand that will soon celebrate 125 years of its existence.
Who is he?
Answer: He is Tomas Bata, the founder of eponymous shoe company.