Friday, August 31, 2018

OBQ 1193: Business health through health business.

Here is a place that started a trend of both health foods and wellness centers. And like today all this was backed by dubious scientific proof. Nonetheless the place gave rice to at least one global food company that still thrives today.

Identify the place and the company that it helped start.

Answer: Kellogg's & Battle Creek Sanitarium

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

OBQ 1192: God save the tradesmen

Here is a stamp of approval that means great business for some of the brands in this country which is obsessed with its Royals.

What is this indirect symbol of quality and who issues it? And why three of them?

Answer: These are the insignia on Royal warrants issued by British royalties for the firm that are approved to supply goods & services  to the Royal families

Monday, August 27, 2018

OBQ 1191: The quiet European.

Here is one of the European giant that doesn't make too much noise but is still a giant in its domain.

Identify from the logo
Answer: Santander

Saturday, August 25, 2018

OBQ 1190: Operation Googly.

Apart from some obvious clues this connect question has everything to mislead to you a wrong answer and also to right answer if you are careful.

Connect to an institution.

Answer: NDDB

Thursday, August 23, 2018

OBQ 1189: Not so Indian.

He apparently owns a sporting entity that claims to have Indian lineage, however with him and its previous and rather corrupt owners out that lineage might be set to change.

Who is he and what is the entity that he bought?

Answer: Lance Stroll the new owner of the F1 racing team Force India.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

OBQ 1188: The 80s kid.

Identify the Japanese brand that was introduced in western world in 80s to cater to more premium segment of this industry taking a detour from their more popular and affordable parent brand.

Answer: Acura

Sunday, August 19, 2018

OBQ 1187: The Petrolheads.

The company that they started 50 years ago out of sheer passion still helps the petrol heads pick-up the right car for them, come electric car or driver-less car they are not going out of business for another 50 years.

Identify the powercouple!

Answer: Julie and Dave Power of JD Power.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Review of Tata Crucible 2018 Corporate quiz: Ahmedabad Regional Final

Hi gang,

Here we are, the Ahmedabad round of regional final was exactly done a week ago, here is schedule for all other cities

The venue was actually once again in Gandhinagar in TCS Garima park. This time there were close to 400 teams that came to participate though my guess is that more than 2/3rd of them were TCS teams.

As usual there were 20 questions in prelims with about 4-5 starred questions as tie breaker.

Me and my partner actually got 19/20 right so I can say it was fairly easy prelims, the cut off would have been around 15-16 as per my best guess.

Here are the questions from the prelims where a majority were visual questions.

1. Who is this famous investor?
Answer: Masayoshi Son.
2. What does M H stand for in the brand L.V.M.H
Answer: Moet Henessey.

3.  This company was started as Trinity Lab by Mr. U.N.Mehta, how do we better know it today.
Answer: Torrent Pharma.

4. Which company owns the brand Savlon?
Answer: ITC

5. Which famous fast-food chain from North is this?
Answer: Keventers

6. Identify the chain of restaurant
Answer: Yo China.
7. Identify the tech company from its logo
Answer: Symantec (Norton Antivirus)

8. Whose ad is this?
Answer: Dove
9. Who owns Kia Motors?
Answer: Hyundai

10. Identify the logo of the airline.
Answer: Lufthansa

11. Bombay Dyeing is owned by which business group/family?
Answer: Wadia group.

12. Identify the logo of Indian travel portal
Answer: Cleartrip

13: Who owns this TV Channel
Answer: NDTV

14: Identify the logo of coaching classes
Answer: T.I.M.E
15. Identify the logo of tire brand.
Answer: Firestone
16: Identify the logo of Government bank
Answer: UCO Bank
17. Which hollywood celebrity owns "Racetrack records"
Answer: Vin Diesel

18. Identify the product name.
Answer: Microsoft One drive.

19. Who owns the brand Harpic
Answer: Reckitt Benckiser

20. Identify the logo of a wearable tech brand.
After the two prelims two teams from TCS, One each from Oyo Rooms, Nielsen, Pharmazone and Apptus Qualified.

I wasnt able to capture all question of Finals as I was on stage competing for the title!

There were about 25 questions divided in four rounds the scoring was 100 for all questions and you had option of going for Tata card/ Bonus which will make the question worth 150 points.

After some nail biting quizzing Oyo rooms emerged as the truly deserving winners and we (Nielsen) managed to get the second rank  (from Pharmazone) by cracking some questions in the last minute!

Let me know how was your experience this year and if you have any questions around it.

Happy Quizzing :)😎😎😎

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

OBQ 1186: The lifesaver.

The 100+ year old company has been a lifesaver for Indians from the time where power availability was not reliable, to the recent times where it is innovating and getting into our day to day lives in different ways.

Recently it was also in news for literally being a "lifesaver" in a literally high voltage affair.


Answer: Kirloskar

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Coming this weekend: Tata Crucible 2018 Corporate Quiz Ahmedabad review.

Hi gang,

I was there at the Ahmedabad regional round for Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz that happened on 9th August 2018.

It actually happened in Gandhinagar (hence the Akshardham image!).

Be ready this weekend for the review of all the prelims Q&A and more details on the format for the year.

Monday, August 13, 2018

OBQ 1185: "The Revenant"...for real.

The company that is the backdrop of the Oscar winning movie has a similar story of coming back from dead. From owning one of the biggest land mass in the world to being on verge of bankruptcy the company has seen it all in its almost 350 years old history.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Hudson Bay Company

Saturday, August 11, 2018

OBQ 1184: Hole in the pie.

He is been the face of his company from the beginning . The company has doled out millions of pies every year however now his behavior and leadership style has come increasing under scrutiny.

Identify him or his namesake brand.

Answer: John Schnatter of Papa John's Pizza

Thursday, August 9, 2018

OBQ 1183: Rowing together.

They say great things come in pair, here is a case of brothers that have started ventures together, fought for it together and have constantly innovated and finally found success.

Name this very relentless set of businessmen.

Answer: The Winklevoss brothers

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

OBQ 1182: Ruling the skies since 1919.

This airline is just a year short of celebrating a century of its rule of the skies, it has changed its brand identity many times though and gradually blurred its "royal" links.

Identify the company from its old logo.

Answer: KLM

Sunday, August 5, 2018

OBQ 1181: Global power brokers.

Started buy some of the most powerful men in USA, the company has been ever since staffed with who's who of business world. No doubt then that it is the true puppet-master of the world business through its ultimate deal making prowess.

On top of your business knowledge you will also need a bit of architecture knowledge to crack this connect.

Identify the company.

Answer: The Carlye group, and the building in the picture is of Carlyle hotel in USA after which the firm is named.

Friday, August 3, 2018

OBQ 1180: Dangerous connections.

Here is company that has had good rapport with the US Business and Political elites,but mentioning the same name now in mainland USA can get you in Guantanamo (Oh did they close it?).

Identify the logo of once a strong business family and empire.

Answer: The Saudi Bin ladin group

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

OBQ 1179: The yards of elegance.

This garment can vary in its length, but for Indian woman its the ultimate symbol elegance. This gentleman and his company has been churning it our for last 90 years and are almost synonymous with this garment.

Who is he? Which company does he lend his name to?

Answer: Nalli Silks