Sunday, June 30, 2019

OBQ 1339: Maverick or madness?

In business the line between courage and recklessness is very thin, and by jumping into one of the most hotly contested industry to grab a share from mouth of the beasts, he is doing just that. So far he has done rather well. So lets call him maverick!

Who is he and which company did he found?

Answer: Sameer Gehlaut of Indiabulls finance.

Friday, June 28, 2019

OBQ 1338: The French-American friendship.

France is considered as the closest ally of USA for more than 200 years now, Statue of Liberty is a proof! This company/joint venture is another proof of this friendship in 21st century which is allowing two aging giants of respective countries to rule the skies.

Identify the company that came into existence because of this joint venture.

Answer: CFM, the tie up between GE from USA and Safran from France to create aircraft engines.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

OBQ 1337: Creative karma.

Creativity is celebrated around the world and is rewarded in cash and kind, however this rather creative looking trophy is the one that is coveted by everyone and is considered truly a gold standard.

Identify the trophy and the event that it is associated with.

Answer: Palme D'or which is the highest award at Cannes Film Festival

Monday, June 24, 2019

OBQ 1336: Manyheaded marketing monster.

Marketing is no longer just about creative "Madmen", its also a lot about technology, analytics and behavioral science, and this company has made all the right bets through its unending acquisition spree.

Identify the company/group that looks like a many-headed monster.

Answer: WPP

Saturday, June 22, 2019

OBQ 1335: Making waves.

Cryptocurrency are once again in bull market and here is new kid on the block, the unique thing about this new currency is that it has one of the tech giant as its promoter. That should surely help it navigate the crazy waves of regulators and competitors.

Identify it from its logo, and name the tech giant behind it.

Answer: Libra the cryptocurrency from Facebook.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

OBQ 1334: Putting yourself in someone else's heels.

Equality is a big concern for corporates these days, however for this firm the scenario is wildly different. Known as a company with a high number of female executives in top roles this company is now lead by a guy who is advised not to follow in the foot steps of his predecessor.

Who is he?

Answer: Sandeep Bakhshi new CEO of ICICI bank.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

OBQ 1333: Fitness megamart

Fitness is big money, and fitness is no longer just lifting weights and doing your push-ups. Its a lot more than that and this company knows that. What started as a traditional gym is now offering various kind of equities to squeeze that light buck out of the fitness wannabes!

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Talwalkars.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

OBQ 1332: Artistic indeed.

The intersection of technology and art is a very interesting space and this company is at that very intersection, and they are very vocal about their "artistic" credentials.

Connect these images to a company.

Answer: Electronics Art

Friday, June 14, 2019

OBQ 1331: Singh is still the King.

Riding cycles is once again becoming fashionable in India, and thanks to that trend big global brands are making inroads in India. However this family is still holding their fort in traditional cycling circles and is not showing any shines to fade away.

Identify the company/brand and the family.

Answer: Avon Cycles.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

OBQ 1330: Big data=Big money

"Data is the new oil" that's the adage of 21st century business, in case of this company it has surely proven to be true. By creating tools to mine big data this company has made big money that will make the Oiling giants turn green with envy.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Tableau.

Monday, June 10, 2019

OBQ 1329: Not the pope.

His name might remind of one of the Popes from Vatican, however he is into a very different kind of religion and though this religion has a lot of followers around the world its origin is Scottish.

Who is he and which brand/company carries his name?

Answer: Paul John, one of the premium label of whiskey to come out of India.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

OBQ 1328: The heady cocktail

When you mix two or more potent drinks, you get one heady cocktail. When you mix business and politics you get hell lot of conflict of interest.

With that as a context connect the following images and give me an answer what do they represent.

Answer: These are all properties of President/Prime ministers/Premiers of different countries.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

OBQ 1327: Wearing your colour on straps.

Sports fan are known to wear their emotions literally and figuratively. This legendary brand which is normally associated with white and blues colours came up with a brilliant idea to tap into sports fandom by incorporating flags in their product design during a sporting mega event in past.

Since then the trend is continues, which company/brand is it?

Asnwer: Havavianas

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

OBQ 1326: French Ballboy.

Every sports/institution/company needs a few flag bearer who through their hardwork on stage and behind stage work to take it to the next level.

He did something similar with the game of Tennis, though he was never the top player globally his contribution to the sport is remembered very fondly to these days, especially during this time of year his very French name starts doing the rounds.

Who is he?

Answer: Philippe Chatrier after whom the centre court is named during the Roland Garros (French Open) tournament.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

OBQ 1325: Sun is the brightest star (well atleast for earthlings).

Picking up the right financial product for investing your hard earned money could be a nightmare for most customers, this company has made this problem into a business opportunity and it acts as the guiding light not just for retail investor but also for big institutional investors.

Identify the firm from part of its logo.

Answer: Morning Star.