Friday, May 31, 2019

OBQ 1324: Timeless timepieces.

The company that these two European gentleman built is like the trend setter in watch making history, from world royalties to the geniuses of science everyone owned a piece of their craftsmanship, and even today in time of smart watched they command a ridiculous amount of premium for their products.

Identify the company they started.

Answer: Patek Phillipe

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

OBQ 1323: Elder of the siblings.

Its never easy if you have a super successful younger sibling, the world looks at you with lot of expectation. She is living with those expectations for almost 15 years now, though given recent events now the world might think that she is more mature than her younger brother.

Who is she?

Answer: Randi Zuckerberg.

Monday, May 27, 2019

OBQ 1322: Beat the heat(Chinese style)

China is leading some massive effort to make its economy green by investing in renewable energy, However it is still the largest manufacturer of some of the equipments that are the biggest contributor to green house gas generation. This is what I call beating the heat Chinese style.

She is the person who leads a company that is having brisk sale around the world as we approach peak summer.

Name her and the company she leads.

Answer: Gree Electrics, the largest manufacturer of home air conditioners in the world.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

OBQ 1321: Bonding over Music.

Music is said to be the greatest unifier of people from diverse backgrounds, here is a music event that is not just bringing together people but dozens of countries together with a vision for a unified world.

Identify the event from its logo for year 2019.
Answer: Eurovision

Thursday, May 23, 2019

OBQ 1320: Indian Designs.

Premium fashion labels are the last thing that people think about when they think about India and what it can offer in terms of product and services.
This fashion graduate however is brewing a global storm by scripting the Indian design story with leather and thread.

Identify the up and coming fashion Maharaja and his fashion label.

Answer: He is Gautam Sinha the founder of fashion brand Nappa Dori (which literally means leather and thread).

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

OBQ 1319: Handmade history.

Many of the Indian businesses suffered in last three centuries with onslaught of industrialization, hard hitting marketing and (sometimes wrong) use of science to promote product. Some brand though stayed true to Indian sciences, and now the world is taking notice of them and sometime copying them.

Here is company that has made great use of Ayurveda and local manufacturing practices to turn itself into a world beater.

Identify the brand that sits at centre of this enterprise.

Answer: Cholayil and Medimix Soap.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

OBQ 1318: Thanks Comrade :)

What is normal world over is sometime censored in China, of which there are many Google Search and Facebook's social network this gives great opportunity to Chinese companies to build businesses that can almost be monopolistic and allow them to milk millions just by cozying up with the comrades in People's congress.

Here is one such business, identify it from the logo.

Answer: Q-zone

Friday, May 17, 2019

OBQ 1317: Going the distance.

Traveling is all the rage with the millennial and Gen Y, and this company through its chain of acquisitions has positioned itself really well to milk this opportunity.

Identify and connect these images to that company.

Answer: Bookings Holdings, they own, Open Table and a lot more.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

OBQ 1316: On Noah's Ark.

When he started his company he had Noah's Ark on his mind as he thought that he will be able to stock all varieties of ware that he intends to sell, ironically the company that he started has been bought mainly because its "one of its kind" and the new owner wants to seemingly create his own Ark.

Identify the company that he started and carries his name.

Answer: Hamley's

Monday, May 13, 2019

OBQ 1316: Delivering goods.

Delivering everything at your doorstep has become such a big industry that new players keep on joining the bandwagon despite the looming presence of giants like Alibaba and Amazon.

Here is one such company that is trying to grab the rocket sized carrot dangling in front of it. Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Instacart.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

OBQ 1315: Feminism meets capitalism.

Feminism and Capitalism are the most powerful forces of our time, and thankfully in this case they worked in synergy to make the world a more equal place, though it started with a bit of tobacco kick 😃😂

Connect and identify to an organization.

Answer: Women's Tennis Association (WTA)

Thursday, May 9, 2019

OBQ 1314: Guy with the secret sauce.

Each successful business has a secret sauce, however for this guy who (was born in year of rooster) moved to USA  earlier on in his life, a sauce itself is a secret to his success. The demand for his products is so high that sometime its sold even before its manufactured.

Name him and his company.

Answer: David Tran of Huy Fong foods, they popularized the Sriracha sauce.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

OBQ 1313: Vegetarian, Going public.

In India vegetarianism is popular for 100s of years for various reasons, however the west is just waking upto the concept,  and like capitalist always do there are some making money out of this trend.

Here is one of those companies, name it.

Answer: Beyond meat, the vegan meat company that just went public.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

OBQ 1312: The curse of 3rd Generation.

Its a Gospel truth among Indian business families that all the great wealth of family business would vanish by end of third generation, though there are family business who have defied this unwritten rule here is the one that didn't.

Connect and identify the business group.

Answer: The DCM Shriram group.

Friday, May 3, 2019

OBQ 1311: Naming the beast.

This word is in popular culture for hundreds of years, but this genius of a lady found its use in the 21st century tech world and since then this world gives adrenaline rush to the innovators and investors alike.

Which term did she coin and what is her name?

Answer: Aileen Lee, she started using the term "Unicorn" for fast growing tech companies.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

OBQ 1310: Small town wonder.

Its hard to imagine monarchy working well with the capitalists and scientists to bring together best of them and create company that last for more than 100 years.

Here is exception that happened more than 100 years ago in Western part of India.

Identify the company that was given birth by a visionary kind,some pioneering scientist and a farsighted businessman.

Answer: Alembic Pharma & Alembic Group