Friday, February 28, 2020

OBQ 1451: Small comforts.

Doing big things is glamorous but sometime doing small things that solve small but concrete problem might be far more profitable, identify this company from its first product (a ring cigarette holder) and its founder.

Today the wares made by company are in every kind if workplace imaginable.

Answer: Casio.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

OBQ 1450: Cannon fodder for media wars.

Internet has turned the common citizens into journalists and publishers, what these guys started provide them the material to look more professional just like their organized rivals.

What did these two gentleman start that helps provides the cannon fodder?

Answer: Getty images.

Monday, February 24, 2020

OBQ 1449: Get out of couch app.

With the App-o-calypse the couch potatoes in us can get pretty much anything we need with a click on our smartphones...though now there are also apps that make it more rewarding to leave your house..

Identify the app from its logo.

Answer: Dineout

Friday, February 21, 2020

OBQ 1448: Horsemen & Divas

Its amazing how fashion has evolved with the times, from the time before cars it was all about providing the best leather accessories for the aristocrats for their mounts and now it is mostly about the animal called "Homo Sapiens".

Whatever be the trend this brand has kept up with the times. Connect these images to an iconic brand/company.

Answer: Hermes

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

OBQ 1447: Chief Problem Solving Officer.

Some business executives are thrown into tricky scenarios and have their way of coming to top and pull out the companies that they lead out of mess.

Here is one such guy who recently got selected to run yet another giant in trouble.

Who is he and which company does he now lead?

Answer: David Calhoun, the new CEO of Boeing and the ex-CEO of Nielsen

Monday, February 17, 2020

OBQ 1446: Oscar for investing.

If there were Oscar awards for investing he will be the one who would get most of them in the last decade.

This is the  logo of the firm that leads most of his investments.

Who is he?

Answer: Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade investment

Saturday, February 15, 2020

OBQ 1445: Mastering impulses.

A lot of product and whole industries stand on small human desires that are normally driven by impulse, so to run an empire for over 100 years just based on these impulsive purchase should be considered as a miracle.

Connect these images to a company that has built a big empire by offering its customers something for a small price.

Answer: Perfetti Van Melle

Thursday, February 13, 2020

OBQ 1444: Shopping fever gone viral.

Chinese and Viral, those two words have become very scary these days. Though there is social way of shopping started by this Chinese tech start-up that has gone viral in a good way.

Identify the app/e-commerce giant.

Answer: Pinduoduo

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

OBQ 1443: Private matters.

When a company is new most owners dream of taking it public, but when it becomes big and when you no longer need approval of masses sometime it is wise to take it private again.

Here is a company that is named after a legendary brand that challenged the biggest of MNCs in India and after all that they went private and ensured that the wealth stays private.

Identify the heir of the family who is not as famous as his father but is leading a silent revolution.

Answer : Hiren Patel the man in charge at Nirma.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

OBQ 1442: Irishman and the Brexit.

Irish has had a "troubled" history with the because of the behavior of the folks on the bigger island to their East. One brand has found its way through all this bureaucracy though and is now as famous across the world as any of its rival from mainland. Now that Brexit looms these skills will once again come handy!

Connect to a famous retailer from the isles.

Answer: Primark which is also know as Penney's in Ireland

Friday, February 7, 2020

OBQ 1441: Sleep tight!

As some big aspects of our life, like Food (Zomato, Uber Eats, Grubhub), Shopping (Amazon, Alibaba, Flipkart) and Travel (Expedia, Uber, Tripadvsor) move into digital world there is huge competition to find and monetize the next big thing.

Here is a company that is trying to do that with another important aspect of our life and just went public in USA...all they hope is that they are not scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Identify the company from their unique retailing tactic.

Answer: Casper

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

OBQ 1440: Tech do gooder.

Tech entrepreneurs are knows for becoming rich early on and then spending their fortunes for the causes they like. Here is one of the Tech billionaire from the first wave who is doing philanthropy quietly for some time along with his wife.

Identify the name of foundation and the techie behind it.

Answer: Michael and Susan Dell foundation.

Monday, February 3, 2020

OBQ 1439: Gentleman Vs. Giant

India's clothing industry is dominated by couple of giants and a lot of upstarts, this gentleman started one of it that is riding on a traditional trend and giving the giants a lot to think about and change the way they do business.

Identify the gentleman who started one of the most iconic brand to come out of India in this century.

Answer: Ravi Modi the founder of Manyavaar.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

OBQ 1438:The bard of our times.

19th and 20th century has seen the rise and rise of Capitalism, and this publication has been one of the biggest cheer leader for this change. With Capitalism they also managed to take deep roots and changed the way information is generated and consumed.

Connect these images to identify the company.

Answer: Financial times