Friday, November 30, 2018

OBQ 1237: Your typical Zaibatsu.

Here is Japanese company that has bit by bit captured niches of the electronic industries and has qualified to be known as a worthy Zaibatsu.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Kyocera

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

OBQ 1236: Global to its core.

The company has many firsts to its name, and its name stands to confirm its global character, and true to its name the brand is always there to help the globetrotters.

Identify the company, the gentleman in the second image and what he is doing holds the key to the answer. The first logo can confuse you if you don't know the overall connect.

Answer: Intercontinental Hotel Group

Monday, November 26, 2018

OBQ 1235: Kid's stuff.

What at once seemed to be a creative outlet for this gentleman has become a cashcow and online sensation world over for many years running. She is the inspiration and he is workhorse and today they are a rare breed of Indian e-celebs.

Who are they and what did they create?
Answer:Chu Chu TV

Saturday, November 24, 2018

OBQ 1234: Beauty is behind the lense.

Apart from being image of some iconic personalities these images have also a more tangible connection, connect them to a brand almost as iconic as them.

Answer: All pictures taken by Leica camera

Thursday, November 22, 2018

OBQ 1233: The many-headed dragon.

Here is the army of red,blue and green that has invaded India and looking at them they look like fierce competitors but when you look closely you realize that this are different heads of the same dragon that is eating up market share by day.

Name the company/brands/founder...

Answer: Duan Yongping, his BBK electornics owns mobile phone brands like 1+,Oppo and Vivo

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

OBQ 1232: Taking a bite.

Among the warming diplomatic relations between India and South Korea, this Korean giant has decided to take a big bite out of Indian market through a major acquisition.

Identity the company from its logo.

Answer: Lotte confectionary the Korean company that acquired Havmor

Sunday, November 18, 2018

OBQ 1231: On a strong footing.

The company is as old as India as an independent country, and with India it has grown into an able entity widely respected around the world.

Connect these images to a company name.

Answer: Larsen & Toubro

Friday, November 16, 2018

OBQ 1230: Bottling the legacy.

For most of us what is a commodity is the elixir for this company, and thanks to it they have been minting for more than 100 years. What started as a premium getaway for few is now a multi-billion dollar brand.

Here is the photo of the original facility, connect it to an iconic brand.

Answer: San Pellegrino, the also own spas around their famous lake streams.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OBQ 1229: Growing challenges.

Here is an Institution that served well for India's needs for 20th century, but in 21st century it is finding hard to meet needs of a growing and ambitious country.

Identify the coveted organization which is now publicly listed.

Answer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Monday, November 12, 2018

OBQ 1228: Yellow, yellow...

If one colour can be associated with this brand then its yellow, and this gentleman gave the brand his name. The company that he started has made its name by making dirty work look glamorous!

Who is he?

Answer: J C Bamford of JCB

Friday, November 9, 2018

OBQ 1227: A fabulous man.

Even before the term "fortune at the bottom of the pyramid" was coined this man saw an opportunity in a foreign country and built a brand that is a win win for everyone involved, 50 year on and the company is still flourishing.

Identify him and the company he started.

Answer: John Bissell the founder of Fabindia

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

OBQ 1226: Adding some fireworks this Diwali.

Though born in Europe this brand finds India as its home and its second home is helping to revitalize it the second time around.

Identify the brand.

Answer: Jawa motorcycles being resurrected by Mahindra.

Monday, November 5, 2018

OBQ 1225: Crazy stats.

Here is a chart that will through you off a bit, and that's all I am going to say about it. Look at the chart with fresh eyes and tell me what is it about?

Answer: These are the largest producers of Petroleum, and surprisingly USA tops the charts.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

OBQ 1224: Origin of shopping mania.

You will be wrong if you think that shopping while sitting on your couch is a recent phenomenon. This outrageously successful company from past can put moder day e-commerce giants to shame.

They sold everything from watches to toys and even firearms.

Identify the company from this sample of their product listings.

Answer: A Sears catalog.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

OBQ 1223: Empire strikes back (Chinese version)

Here is one of the many Chinese companies that is doing its own version of string of pearls strategy, by acquiring some marquee brands from gone by era and building a formidable portfolio to carve out a place for itself.

It feels like a Chinese version of Empire strikes back.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: SAIC, which  now owns brands like MG Motors.