Thursday, May 31, 2018

OBQ 1149: Healer in chief.

Most companies have CEOs at the helm, however this company has a person who is first a healer and then an executive at its charge.

He has revolutionized the way health-care is delivered.

Who is he? The second image of logo is just a hint.

Answer: He is Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

OBQ 1148: The second option

This is one of the most awaited succession plan for any business, he is one of the person who is thought to take over this legendary enterprise and replace someone who is considered  a demigod by the business fraternity.

Who is he? and who might he be succeeding?
Answer: He is Greg Abel one of the contenders for top job at Berkshire Hathway

Saturday, May 26, 2018

OBQ 1147: Practice what you preach.

This institution has "to know cause of things" as its motto, which it sure should have as its pupils have always lead some of the biggest financial and government institutions, However its highly contentious whether they are able to practice what they preach!

Identify the supremely famous institute from its coat of arms.
Answer: London School of Economics.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

OBQ 1146: The heiress.

What is the easiest way to get rich? Well, its a good inheritance. That way you can make a lot of money without doing a thing.

She got just that this year when she inherited a will worth billions.

Who is she? And which empire did she inherit?

Answer: Francoise Bettencourt who just inherited the Loreal fortune.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

OBQ 1145: Failed brand, successful legacy.

Here is a brand that failed spectacularly in first half of 20th century, however the person who championed it made the overall company much stronger and resilient and it still survives more than 100 years after its founding.

Name the person/brand.

Answer: Edsel Ford

Sunday, May 20, 2018

OBQ 1144: Living upto the name.

The industry stalwart who started this company picked up a plant for its name because that plant nourishes the land in which it grows.

The company has lived upto that legacy so far.

The plant is also the logo of the company, name the company from its logo.

Answer: Lupin

Friday, May 18, 2018

OBQ 1143: Bounty-hunting for Billionaire

When you have a lot of money, its always hard to find a place to invest. So this "vehicle" was created to put in billions of dollar together by gathering it from some of the richest individuals,countries and companies and go bountyhunting by investing in some successful ventures of new era.

Give me a very specific answer on what am I referring to.

Answer: Softbank's vision fund which has more than 100 billion USD in its kitty.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

OBQ 1142: Commodity of the century.

In medieval time it was coal and gold in 20th century it was the petroleum and by all indications this commodity will rule the 21st century as the mad rush to grab this resource continues.

Tell me what commodity reserves are indicated in the map below?

Hint: The obvious answer is not right answer!

Answer: Cobalt

Monday, May 14, 2018

OBQ 1141: The Crown Jewel.

This is just half yearly net profit of some of the world's biggest company, the company on top is though head and shoulder above its poor counterparts like Apple and Alibaba  :-)

So its classic fill in the blank question. What is the company on the top?

Answer: Saudi Aramco

Saturday, May 12, 2018

OBQ 1140: This wedding is blessed.

No this is not about Isha Ambani's engagement with Anand Piramal. This is more interesting wedding with lot of plots and subplots, a lot of convincing and cajoling. And finally the bride going to the most reputed of the families with biggest coffers.

Connect these images to a recent even that had making of Bollywood love triangle (or may be pentagon!)

Answer: Fortis takeover bid by Munjal and Burman family offices.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

OBQ 1139: Tinkerer meets Capitalism

This company has two themes working on it, Its tinkering on problems that no one cared enough about and then creating almost monopolistic markets to get the most juice out of the fruit!


Answer: Google.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

OBQ 1138: Under one flag.

When industries don't grow they consolidate. And this industry has gone through so much consolidation that it is left with only two players.

Here is the biggest boy of the industry under whose flag (the logo is literally a flag!) a lot of player has consolidated and become one big leisure company.

Identify the company by its logo.

Answer: Carnival cruises.

Friday, May 4, 2018

OBQ 1136: Finding F(l)avor again

This brand is synonymous with the product category, thanks to some dubious research it lost its fan following in past few decades, but now its back with a bang and ensuring that your palate gets that quirky flavor of Umami!

Identify the brand from its mascot.

Answer: Ajipanda the mascot of Aji no moto

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

OBQ 1135: Sky high ambitions.

For most of us this company is household name, and it is household name in more than 100 countries...however very few of us know the extent of this company's operation. Here is just a small sample of world class buildings that it helped construct.

Which company is this?

Answer: Samsung constructed all these buildings!