Wednesday, October 30, 2019

OBQ 1392: Red light.

Yes, I am not colour blind...I can see this is a green colored dot...but this company while it had its tremendous run as a unicorn had a lot of investors and customers who didnt see anything worrisome and kept pumping in the money till it was too late.

Identify the company from its logo or rather a part of its logo...

Answer: Theranos

Monday, October 28, 2019

OBQ 1391: The sun and the son.

Diversification dont always work for businesses especially when the core business is not strong enough to help grow other businesses and you leverage a lot to gain ground.

Here is one such story which didnt go as per the the only hope is to look east to gain some help and save the name of this business group.

Connect all the images to the business group.

Answer: Reliance ADAG group.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

OBQ 1390: Leadership (the kind we need in 21st century).

We need leaders who can deliver growth without burning up the planet, what he started as a research project has now become an industry standard which is helping keep the planet green.

Who is he?and What did he create?
Hint: Look the image closely.

Answer: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and he Robert K Watson

Thursday, October 24, 2019

OBQ 1389: The wired revolution.

Once upon a time TV Channels were almost always state owned, free and boring. Then there was a revolution that was started by private citizens, which is still underway and drawing subscribers in big numbers who are happy to pay for quality content. And thanks to that even in era of live streaming they are making money by the truckload.

Identify one of the first to start this revolution from its old logo.

Answer: Home Box Office (HBO).

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2019: National Finals Review with answers.

As promised by Pranshu Singh he has posted the Questions and Answers from Tata Crucible National Finals that unfolded couple of days back.

On this link you will find all the questions.

And here you will find all the answers.

Do check it out and congratulations to the winners!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

OBQ 1388: The second most important.

Sometime being second most important might mean being not important at all...well not for this event. In the world of sports this event is considered as the best of the best battling out to settle the score and end the year on a high note.

Name the event.

Answer: ATP Tours Final.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OBQ 1387: Blast from the past.

There are company that are so big that they become synonymous with entire industry, but the juggernaut of technology spares none and it crushes those who dont adapt.

Identify a business that went bust and its rival which is now synonymous with an entire industry.

Answer: Blockbuster

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, 2019 Mumbai Prelims

A fellow quizzer, Pranshu Singh was at Mumbai regional finals held over the weekend.

You can find out the prelims on link to his blog.

He will have more updates on other rounds held in Mumbai later on, so stay tuned for that.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

OBQ 1386: Re-positioning of a different kind.

For most company re-branding their brands is a costly affair, however what this country did with one of its major cities and its hundreds of year old brand image was a masterclass in re-positioning anywhere.

Identify the city whose fortunes changed thanks to some clever marketing.

Answer: The "I Amsterdam" campaign to promote Amsterdam.

Friday, October 11, 2019

OBQ 1385: Walk in the Park?

Around the world the chaebols of South Korea are known for their manufacturing might (and corruption sometimes(, he created a company that has nothing to do with manufacturing and is. based on trust, integrity and some extraordinary vision.

Who is he?

Answer: Park Hyeon Joo of Mirae Assets.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

OBQ 1384: Your turn next.

As the bigger Asian markets start losing steam there is a next gen of relatively smaller countries of South-East Asia. where the start-up eco-system is going at a breakneck speed.

Here is one company that is making the most out of this big shift.

Name it.

Answer: Gojek.

Monday, October 7, 2019

OBQ 1383: The food gods.

Food is important and there are modern day goods who live on the clouds (read: Use cloud kitchens) and get you the food that you want at great prices and with great speed.

The burn less cash than their food delivery counterparts and hence have better chances of survival.

Identify the company that was one of the first "start-ups" in food space and has evolved in last 5 years to re-position itself to make most out of the online move of foodies.

Answer: Faaso's

Saturday, October 5, 2019

OBQ 1382: World's favourite Canadian.

Canadian are known world over for their love of maple (on the flag and maple syrup on the pancakes ;)) and for their love of Ice Hockey.

This man then is favourite Canadian as he was a very good ice hockey player and he also started a business venture that still carries his name more than 40 years after his untimely death and spreads the good name of Canada.

Who is he?

Answer: Tim Horton

Thursday, October 3, 2019

OBQ 1381: Sports in uncharted terrain.

Sports is already physically challenges, however its even more challenging when it happens where you least expect it to happen.

Here is one such sporting event, identify it from the mascot.

Answer: World Athletic Championship 2019 held in Qatar.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

OBQ 1380: Issued in Public interest.

Its hard to run a company, its even harder to run a government enterprise. Its even harder to raise capital from the common people. This guy has done it all.

Who is he? (Hint: Current affairs)
Answer:Mahendra Pratap Mall of IRCTC