Monday, December 30, 2019

OBQ 1422: Sell in India.

As manufacturing market we might be still struggling in India but our local consumption story is what keeping us afloat as an economy.

Identify the company that is milking this trend.

Answer: Indiamart.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

OBQ 1421: Black Panther on Wall street.

The world has been talking about glass ceilings for decades now, however there is not enough talk about the African Americans and the discrimination they face around the boardrooms in USA.

Here is a man who has overcome all this and now sits at the top perch of the highest rung of Financing.

Who is he? And which company did he start?

Answer: Robert F Smith, the founder of Vista Equity partner.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

OBQ 1420: Bruce Wayne, eh?

When you have lot of money priorities change, rather than defining business agenda you start considering yourself smart enough to define the whole country's agenda.

Here are two such brothers who think they know better and can pull string pretty much anywhere.

Who are they and how are they famously known?

Answer: Koch brothers

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

OBQ 1419: Very French.

France is literally at the heart of Europe and they have their way of doing things. On one end they have amazing patisseries and boulangeries and on the other they have some of the most physically challenging sports tournaments.

Here is a dish that is beautiful connection between both. Name the dish and also tell me why is it named so?

Answer: Paris Brest, named after the eponymous Cycle race.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

OBQ 1418:Birthplace matters.

As India rages with the NRC debate, here is one debate that was settled many years ago which clearly indicated that like it or not but birth place is important for you to get the right recognition, especially in the business world.

Connect these images to a "term".

Answer: Geographic Indicator(GI) tags.

Friday, December 20, 2019

OBQ 1417: Going the distance.

OBQ 1417: Going the distance.
Great companies innovate when they hit a rough patch, here is an old school company that has tied up with a start-up to help get customers to convert one time big costs into small monthly expense.

Identify the start-up.

Answer: Revv Cars

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

OBQ 1416: Age of Turbulence

Its really bad when you screw up legacy of a company that is over 100 years old and is almost a duopoly in a big market. Here is the man who is facing the flake from all side as there is so much to blame.

Identify and name the company he leads.

Answer: Dennis Muilenberg CEO of Boeing who will be replaced by Dave Calhoun from Jan 2020

Sunday, December 15, 2019

OBQ 1415: Spice of life.

Spice is very food and in life and there is one company that has made itself a global spice conglomerate by building a portfolio of brands that serve to a wide variety of global palate.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: McCormick, one of the largest condiments and spice company in the world.

Friday, December 13, 2019

OBQ 1414: For all age groups.

There are few things that resonate with all age groups, and here you have a legendary company/brand that is not just favourite for all age groups but also its employees, customers and owners.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Dairy Queen.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

OBQ 1413: If Muneemji had a vision.

This father-son duo turned a problem they face while running a small company into a multi billion business in last three decades and have given major entrepreneurship goals to people world over who want to innovate and create business solutions that work for everyone.

Who are they and what is their famous contribution to all businesses big and small?

Answer: Tally Solutions and its founders Bharat Goenka and Shyam Sunder Goenka

Monday, December 9, 2019

OBQ 1412: Brains in a building.

A good educational institute is essentially collection of great minds, here is one such organization that is part of a much bigger educational institute but through an amazing stream of innovations it has become a brand in itself.

Identify it from its logo.

Answer: MIT media labs

Saturday, December 7, 2019

OBQ 1411: Humanizing Technology.

With technological enhancements come the challenges of managing them so that they work as the obedient servant of mankind and doesnt turn into the ultimate Terminator of all things we love and care about.

Here is a philosopher who has dedicated life to make technology more human, he might be not famous as some of the people he inspired, but his wisdom will help us make the most out of the coming technological revolution.

Who is he?

Answer: Stewart Brand the creator of The Whole Earth Catalog among many other things.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

OBQ 1410: A building with lots of lobbies.

The intersection of business and politics is fraught with lot of shady dealings that may prioritize profits over people, here is one such building which is at center of such dealings for a longtime.

Identify the building and tell me what purpose it serves?
Answer: Global Headquarters of OPEC in Vienna

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

OBQ 1409: Holding it together.

In any industry when companies run out of product innovations, they resort to financial innovations to stay ahead of the competition.

Here is one such company that has managed to do well in its industry thanks to both product and financial innovations...its only apt that the industry it is in has an emphasize on "Holding things together".

Identify the company from its logo.
Answer: Holcim the largest cement company in world.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

OBQ 1408: The men's club.

There are brands that have done pretty well to position themselves to make most out of what men wants. Here is one corporation that is collection of such brands.

Identify the company.

Answer: Hearst Corporation.