Tuesday, March 31, 2020

OBQ 1467: The job that didn't exist.

The world has changed so much in just two decades that most of the jobs that many of us do didn't exist in last century. Here is one such job that didn't exist even a decade ago.

These are the folks who coined the term that is used to describe that job to the layman. Name them and the job/word they coined.

Answer: D J Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher coined the term Data Scientist.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

OBQ 1466: Outsourcing access.

The world has gone indoors in last few weeks, but in a normal world where travel and immigration booms there is this company that has placed itself as its biggest beneficiary.

Identify company that has grown like crazy in the last decade or so but is facing collateral damage currently because of COVID-19.

Answer: VFS Global

Friday, March 27, 2020

OBQ 1465: Global problems, Desi solutions.

There is a lot we Indians can offer to world in terms of solving modern day problems.

Here is one such company which has a great mobility solution...though at cost of social distancing.

Identify from the logo.

Answer: Rapido

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

OBQ 1464: Building dreams

While some company make products this company from very beginning has committed to building dreams and with changing needs of nation and the world they have kept that promise.

Connect these images to one of the most underrated company in this world.

Answer: BYDO

Monday, March 23, 2020

OBQ 1463: The other man at Microsoft.

Talk of Microsoft and we all think of its famous CEO of Indian origin, well in the world where we work from home there is this other man from Microsoft who deserves a lot of praise.

He first envisaged the lifeline which makes it possible for people are around the world to work safely.

Who is he?
Answer:Gurdeep Singh Pall the creator of VPN.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

OBQ 1462: The undistancing.

In times like this it is hard to believe how much socializing we do during the normal times.
Here is one such event that reminds us how hard social distancing is.

Identify it from the logo.

Answer: Sunburn Festival

Thursday, March 19, 2020

OBQ 1461: Holding up the sky.

As the world grapples with COVID-19 the biggest causality in business world is the airline industry, here are though some companies that offer a very innovative services to airlines that helps reduce the financial burden for all airlines.

Tell me what specific service do these players provide in the world of aviation?

Answer: All these firms are involved in Aircraft leasing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

OBQ 1460: People Power.

India is known for its manpower, and this guys surely knows how to harness people power to build large corporation.

Identify him and the company he heads that is known to provide workforce across industries to solve problems.

Answer: Ajit Isaac of Quess corp. India's largest private employer.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

OBQ 1459: Talking of Diversification

Diversification is important but some diversification are so bold that only time can define whether they were ground breaking  or pure foolhardy.

Here is company that is jumping into the electric cars manufacturing bandwagon, so far it has nothing to do with automobile manufacturing though it has a lot of experience in electronics goods.

Identify the company and the product pictured here.

Answer: Sony and their Vision S electric car.

Friday, March 13, 2020

OBQ 1458: Uncle Sam is Watching.

We are all concerned about how our data is used by tech giants like Google and Facebook and then there is this company which in the name of law enforcement is sneaking into their databases and giving them sleepless nights.

Identify company and its secretive founder.

Answer: Clearview.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

OBQ 1457: Containing contagion.

Identify the government company that will have its task cut out as the global trade plummets because of the Coronavirus Contagion.

Answer: Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)

Monday, March 9, 2020

OBQ 1456: International Indian.

Like the string of CEOs that lead some of the biggest tech company in the world there are also some entrepreneurs who owe their success to their exploits outside of India.

Here is one such Gentleman who is making big investments in India after achieving success abroad.

Who is he?

Answer: M.A, Yusuf Ali

Saturday, March 7, 2020

OBQ 1455: Name is a privilege

Name is a privilege when it indicates a great lineage, but its a burden when its linked with a tarnished brand. Here is one such company whose parent company went through major issues. After a quick re branding though the company plans to revive its fortunes.

Name the new entity.

Answer; Intermiles (earlier known as JetPrivelege)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

OBQ 1454: Doing it the way the Italians do.

This is about origin of a word.

Here is a picture of  an Italian port where some ships coming from far away places were kept at sea for a certain amount of time before they were let in the port. This practice is still in place more than 300 years after its origin.

Name the term that is very commonly used these days and has an Italian origin.

Answer: Quarantine

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

OBQ 1453: Big money, Low profile

The true sign of big wealth is a tendency to avoid things that are ostentatious , this is true for both individuals as well as nation as a whole.

Here is a nation and its prime investment vehicle that believes in this philosophy. Identify the country.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

OBQ 1452: The better half.

In the world of business normally the personal life takes a backseat, you see a successful husband whose wife made major compromises with career to take charge of householder matters and vice versa. And then there are examples like her who is as successful as hear head honcho husband which makes you think that probably you can have your cake and eat it too!

Who is she? name her equally famous husband.

Answer: Falguni Nayar of Nykaa.