Sunday, December 30, 2018

OBQ 1252: Happy New Year!

Nop, this is not just OBQ wishing you a happy new year, its actually about this gentleman who will be yet another person of Indian origin to take charge of this global giant on 1st January.

Who is he? And which company will he lead?

Answer: Rajesh Subramaniam the new CEO of Fedex.

Friday, December 28, 2018

OBQ 1251: Ancient urges.

Hospitality business is tough to win in, but not if you are this brand, and you are offering something that has appealed to mankind for millennia.

Identify the hospitality chain brand from the images below.

Answer: Barbecue nation

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

OBQ 1250: Yes professor.

Very few academic command great respect among business people, he is an exception, because what he thinks and writes might very well decide the value of their business.

So you better be listening what he says.

Who is he?

Answer: Aswath Damodaran, the valuation guru.

Monday, December 24, 2018

OBQ 1249: Different sounding businesses

The company that was started almost a 100 years ago in Italy had initially two products at its heart, one mechanical and another electrical, over the last century it has become more and more known for its mechanical machine whose thudding sounds are melody to some.

Identify the company from an old commercial...

Answer: Ducati

Saturday, December 22, 2018

OBQ 1248: Listing gains

This is a tough question, so I am going to give plenty of hints.

Companies, depend on government policy and their own innovativeness to gain better valuations, changes in US legislation made it possible in first place for this company to list, and given that its in is booming "Biomedical"niche it had tremendous listing gains once the company went public.

Identify the company from its logo.

Best of luck!

Answer: Tilray, the first marijuana company to list.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

OBQ 1247: Ideas that stick.

Ideas are hard to come by and when they come they are hard to execute, here is company that has not just done well with product ideas but also with making those ideas resonate with its customer, many times over.

Thanks to that it has created a portfolio of products that has amazing stickiness!

Identify the company.

Answer: Pidilite industris, the manufacturer of the brands like Fevicol and Feviquick

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OBQ 1246: Defeating death.

The sports that he loved consumed him, quite literally but something that he started ensured that his name and the business attached to it  continued its legacy many years after his death.

Who is he?

Answer: Bruce Mclaren

Sunday, December 16, 2018

OBQ 1245: Global Desi Chartbuster!

From its humble religious roots, to its rather funky image these days this Indian company has made it large in the world of Online entertainment and is literally Chart-busting.

Identify the juggernaut.

Answer: T-series.

Friday, December 14, 2018

OBQ 1244: #Old money.

Here is a company from Far east whose origin can be traced back to seventeenth century, its logo looks like a form of hashtag but it means something completely different in its country of origin.

Identify this business group from its logo.

Answer: Mitsui corporation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

OBQ 1243: Having the last laugh.

This company is playing bit of a tug-of-war with its Indian counterpart for over a decade to establish dominance in Asian healthcare market and with its patient strategy and some stupidity by its competitor it is the one having the last laugh.

Identify the company/holding company.

Answer: IHH Health group.

Monday, December 10, 2018

OBQ 1242: The Fortune teller.

This institution is  a benchmark to which all businesses compare themselves with their peers, its 500 years of presence has just proved that probably one of the most shock proof of business is the business of fortune telling.

Answer: London Stock Exchange

Saturday, December 8, 2018

OBQ 1241: The Design Gods.

Hallmark of a good design is that it blends with the nature, this company has powered many companies by its design and help them get to an iconic status.

Identify the company.

Answer: Frog Design

Thursday, December 6, 2018

OBQ 1240: Heir apparent.

He is going to get the reins of a sprawling empire pretty soon, his job would be not just to grow the empire but to also keep it safe from the raiders.

Identify him.

Answer: Alan Jope the new chief at Unilever

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

OBQ 1239: The corporate fiction.

Sometime business media describe corporate leaders as superheros, and in this case the Japanese literally had a comic series dedicated to him and he was all the rage...and then things went downhill.

Who is he?

Answer: Carlos Goshn

Sunday, December 2, 2018

OBQ 1238: Stylists to the adventurers.

The company that started and initially thrived by dressing the most adventurous of the explorers and soldiers is now making the big bucks by selling its ware to a rather sophisticated clientèle.

Though what has stayed throughout this journey is its patented trademark checks pattern which also contains the colors from its original logo.

Which iconic fashion brand would you associate this check pattern with?

Answer: Burberry