Sunday, September 30, 2018

OBQ 1208: The apartment start-up

We have all heard about Garage start-ups, from HP to Apple but here is a new breed of start-up. This is an apartment start-up. This is the apartment linked to the humble beginning of this company, which is now a world beater.

Identify the company that was founded here.

Answer:: This is where Alibaba started.

Friday, September 28, 2018

OBQ 1207: The most likeable techie.

After co-creating one of the biggest tech company and quitting it, this founder has stayed true to his character and created/invested similar ventures.

Connect these images to a businessman.

Answer: Dustin Moskovitz

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

OBQ 1206: Desert outing for Billionaires.

What started as spiritual outing for a bunch of esoteric types is now probably the biggest informal gathering of billionaires in the world.

Identify the event from its logo.

Answer: Burning man festival

Monday, September 24, 2018

OBQ 1205: Good ideas are no guarantee

Here is an individual who had all the great ideas on his different ventures , but his execution didnt always worked out well. In many cases other people did a better job at executing it.

Connect these images to a business personality.

Answer: Lalit Modi/Modi group.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

OBQ 1204: Changing the game.

This world sport is defined by too many rules and not just the rules about how the sport is played, but also how many time different tournaments are organized and where in the world.

However some legendary sportsmen and businessmen have come together to change that with launch of this tournament.

Identify the tournament from its logo.

Answer: Laver Cup

Thursday, September 20, 2018

OBQ 1203: Drone shot of Tulip boom.

Businesses are not always good at forecasting, governments are worse! Here is one such boom that went as badly as the Tulip booms of yesteryears.

Here is a drone shot of how the failure looks like.

Tell me what latest boom and bust am I referring to?

Answer: This is the bicycle junkyard in China, where they over estimated the impact of bike sharing apps on bicycle sale.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

OBQ 1202: From classes to masses.

Typically you see companies launching popular brands first and then launching more premium offering, here is company known for some of the most sought after treats in the world which is now going bourgeois.

Identify the company.

Answer: Ferrero, The manufacturer of brands like Nutella and Tic tac

Sunday, September 16, 2018

OBQ 1201: The greatness meter.

Its always a big debate between sport enthusiasts on who is the greatest in the business and there are few rating systems that can do justice by measuring rights things to give you the ranking on who is the greatest then the one that this gentleman designed.

The rating system that derives its name from its creator is now used my more and more sports authority.

Who is he?

Answer: Ampard Elo, the creator of Elo ratings.

Friday, September 14, 2018

OBQ 1200: Future perfect.

As Indian banking industry digests the poison of Nor performing assets here is a company that has actually managed to thrive in this time of adversity.

Connect to a financial institution for which the future is perfect.

Answer: Indusind bank.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

OBQ 1199: The insta megabrand.

Identify the brand from its logo which has made its owner a supposed "self made" billionaire, and also one of the Instagram billionaire.

Answer: Kylie Cosmetics

Monday, September 10, 2018

OBQ 1198: Start of the cult.

Count on the Japanese to start a cult, however this cult was for first fifty years of its life mostly contained to Japan, only in last couple of years it has invaded rest of the world and there are millions now wearing a modern version of this gadget.

Identify the device and the multi-billion industry it has started.

Answer: This is world's first wearable pedometer that was launched more than 50 years ago.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

OBQ 1197: Standing up for something.

You rarely see brands taking sides in big political debates, but here is a brand that has taken sides by making him a brand ambassador and sending a message to the whole world.

Who is he and which brand sign-up him as an ambassador?

Answer: Colin Kaepernick the new brand ambassador for Nike.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

OBQ 1196: On the fringes of Empire.

This empire spans all of India but some of its brands are not that well known, here are some of the brands from this empire.

Give me the name of the business empire.

Answer: Essel group (Zee)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

OBQ 1195: Rolling like a....

Indian players have never known to be big in this industry, but with a great team at core, some savvy investor behind it, and some good topics to publish this company is rolling like a....

Well that will give you the answer.

Connect to an Indian company.

Answer: Juggernaut publications.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

OBQ 1194: Gone Bananas!

This place quite literally has gone bananas and not in a bad way. They have made a business out of Banana that now stretches to other fruits as well.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Chiquita international