Monday, April 29, 2019

OBQ 1309: Emerging or emerged?

Time for a tough one 😊

The financiers from the developed world have long craved for a slice of scorching growth that emerging markets like India, China and Indonesia has seen, this company made a business out of this opportunity by providing the methods to do this. However now that emerging markets are closing the gap with developed ones this company needs to pivot its core offering.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: MSCI

Saturday, April 27, 2019

OBQ 1308: Office essential.

Offices around the world have gone through drastic changes over the last century, a lot of things that were considered to be essentials are no longer in vogue, this company has managed this transition pretty well though.

Here is an old ad of the company displaying its best seller product which the new generation would probably not even recognize.

Name the company.

Answer: Kores

Thursday, April 25, 2019

OBQ 1307: Digitizing Democracy

India is the largest democracy in the world and many call Indian elections a dance of democracy, going with the metaphor these are the companies and people who provide the music and lyrics on which that dance happens.

Who are they and how did they contribute to bringing our democracy to 21st century?

Answer: Electronic Voting Machines

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

OBQ 1306: New game old player.

Here is an old player from world of Outsourcing, as the nature of work evolves it has kept itself agile enough to keep up with the times, and to keep up with changes around it, it has also changed its logo many a times.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Genpact

Sunday, April 21, 2019

OBQ 1305: Small town tipple.

Small town kids are having their day in sun, here is brand/company that is also milking it small town credentials. Starting as an outsourcer for global giants this company through some product innovations and smart branding is becoming toast of the town...quite literally.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Radico Khaitan

Friday, April 19, 2019

OBQ 1304: The Power Crisis

There are few jobs in the world that has impact on almost all citizens that inhabit it, his role is considered to be one such role. However because of both internal and external issues of its country he is having a power crisis.

Who is he?

Answer: Jerome Powell, the US Federal Reserve Chair Person.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

OBQ 1303: Bringing world to Africa.

Be it the beginning of humans as a species or be it key commodities Africa has always been a net exporter, though this is mostly done by conglomerates from other continents, often in an exploitative way. Finally there is a company that is bringing first world services and goods at door steps of Africans.

Identify the company.

Answer: Jumia the African E-commerce giant.

Monday, April 15, 2019

OBQ 1302: Amusement park for businesspeople

As kids we love to go to fairs and amusements parks, as we grow up the kind of amusement parks we like to go to changes. For businessmen and women this is the absolute favorite. Here is place in a country know for its Industrial prowess and every year they try and lure business people from around the world to come and spend time and money in it.

Identify the event and its location.

Answer: Hanover Messe

Saturday, April 13, 2019

OBQ 1301: Tap dancing to the retail success

In the world where retailing is becoming harder and harder specially for consumer products, here is a desi brand that has launched multiple retail formats to cater this specific category and has got great "footfalls".

Connect to the brand/company.

Answer: Metro Shoes/Walkway/Mochi

Thursday, April 11, 2019

OBQ 1300: The man who knows his stuff.

Its become a cliché among business leaders even from non-tech world to talk about Machine learning and Artificial intelligence...though most of them know next to nothing about it. But here is an exception, here is a gentleman who has contributed hugely to AI & ML and has made it really cool to talk about it in first place.

Good to have atleast someone who knows what he is talking about.

Who is he? And what "deeply" consequential company did he start?

Answer: Demis Hassabis, the founder of Deep Mind

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

OBQ 1299: Holding the world literally.

This company has designed an app that is lifeblood of almost all tech companies, for techies around the world it is impossible to imagine a day without it.

No doubt then that their first logo (and the name of parent company itself) is inspired by a character from Greek mythology, they changed the logo recently but still the app is surely worthy of its mythical iconography.

Tell me then name of the tool/company from its logo.

Answer: JIRA/ Atllassian 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

OBQ 1298: Cornershop to Conglomerate.

Each city has that few such places which we call "adda" or the place to hangout, here is one from a big city in India. From its humble beginning its has transformed itself into a giant of the industry.

Here is the locale where the first shop came-up and next to it is logo of a Scandinavian firm with whom they are associated right now.

Identify one of India's iconic homegrown brand
Answer: MTR, the Mavali Tiffin Room whose packaged food division is owned by Orkla

Friday, April 5, 2019

OBQ 1297: The gem collector

Here is yet another Indian American dream story, where a boy went from building great companies to investing in some of the fattest Unicorns of the day.

He has invested in companies like Airbnb, Facebook and Coinbase, though he is probably not as famous as he should be.

Who is he?

Answer: Aneel Bhusri

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

OBQ 1296: The next Goldrush.

As we all know the people who made the most money during the Goldrush were not the Gold miners, but those who sold shovels and denim (in case of Levi's!). The say e-commerce is the Gold-rush of 21st century and this company is at the forefront of milking the most out of it.

Identify and connect to the company.

Answer: DHL

Monday, April 1, 2019

OBQ 1295: No turbulence so far.

Staying afloat is not so bad for most of the company even if they are not doing great, specially if you are part of a sector which has high mortality rate and tough business models to crack.

Here is one such company that has survived almost 100 years and during its time it has seen a world war, change of regimes and collapse of economies and it is still staying afloat.

Identify the tough guy from its logo.

Answer: Aeroflot