Wednesday, April 29, 2020

OBQ 1481: Windy city wonder.

Back in the 19th century Chicago was where the action was in USA with all its industrial might. Here is company that was born in that period and has managed to keep rolling quite literally into 21st century.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Schwinn bicycles.

Monday, April 27, 2020

OBQ 1480: Crowd pleasers.

Getting the crowd behind you is ever so important, be it business entertainment or politics. This guys went out to make a system where one can get business started w/o backing of big venture capitalists or any PE Capital.

What did they start?

Answer: Kickstarter

Saturday, April 25, 2020

OBQ 1479: Not going OOS anytime soon.

Because of the COVID-19 most of companies are facing Out of stock (OOS) situation for a lot of necessary inputs, not this one though.

Identify the company that is not going to face any supply issue anytime soon.

Answer: Royal Vopak the world's largest crude storage company.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

OBQ 1478: Times...they are a changin.

Music has been core of human identity and evolution for centuries. The defining characteristic though of 20th century was that money got involved in all aspects of life including music.

Here is a perfect example of this. Connect these images to an iconic brand that is juicing the music while its patron enjoy the tune!

Answer: Hard Rock Cafes and Hotels

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

OBQ 1477: Ammunition for virus war.

Every war needs big industrial effort to produce what is needed to win the war, in the war against the Coronavirus in India this man and the dedicated team at company that he started is doing the same.

It might well go on to become an ideal start-up.

Identify him and the company that he founded.

Answer: R S Mani Mylab discovery solutions.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

OBQ 1476: Download now!

Enough said, just identify the most popular app of 2020!

Answer: Arogya Setu App

Friday, April 17, 2020

OBQ 1475: Victim of a global pandemic.

Given the crazy times we live in it is hard sometimes to determine who is the victim and who is the oppressor.

Here is a gentleman who was the first head of one such institution which is under a lot of scrutiny.

Who is he and which institution is under question?

Answer: WHO and its first president Andrija Stampar.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

OBQ 1474: No outdoor action bro!

Some companies succeed my making products more affordable for masses and hence increasing the user base. Here is a company that made all us amateur to live our outdoor dreams far more affordably.

Connect and name a company.
Answer: Go pro

Monday, April 13, 2020

OBQ 1473:Make TV Smart Again!

TV has been long lambasted as the idiot box, though thanks to some recent challenges and innovations that followed is making it smart.

Identify the company that started doing this longtime back in USA.

Answer: Ti Vo

Friday, April 10, 2020

OBQ 1472: Explosive growth.

From times of Tipu Sultan India was considered as the pioneer in the world of explosives and its various military and industrial applications, but then we lost our ways and till recently we had no company that was known for its abilities in this area.

With this man and his company that is changing though.

Who is he and which company did create that is know for its explosive growth?

Answer: Mr. S N Nuwal of Solar Industries, the larget manufacturer of explosives in India.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

OBQ 1471: Learning to Educate.

There are many education start-ups riding on the back of 4G boom to deliver education outside of classrooms, the current lockdown situation where more than a billion students are out of school is just helping with the situation.

Here is an education company from good old days which somehow managed thrive from classroom era to this new virtual classroom reality.

Identify from the logo.
Answer: Aptech.

Monday, April 6, 2020

OBQ 1470: You are what you endorse!

Some brands take a very different approach to branding...where rather than creating mass advertising they sponsor certain events that are aligned with brand philosophy and helps them build hardcore following.

Here is one such brand.

ID the brand.

Answer: Monster energy drinks

Saturday, April 4, 2020

OBQ 1469: Chinese origins

The propaganda machines from China are on full throttle to save the country from the bad press it is getting for the SARs CoV-2 (also  not so rightly known as COVID-19) outbreak that traces its origin in the country.

However there is something that they should be proud of, here is a man of Asian origins whose discoveries and innovation are part of any fight against pandemics. He is one of the reason why masks are such a big part of this fight.

Who is he?
Answer: Dr. Wu Lien Teh the doctor who first promoted the usage of masks in world of medicine.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

OBQ 1468: Local Favourites.

India has seen a bevy of global fastfood brands coming in India for over 25 years now. But we all have this special place for those local delicacies and everyone has realized that they cant win over Indians without satisfying this need.

Here is a company that has realized this from the beginning in the 90s and has built chain of local brands to cater to those specific culinary traditions of India and not just doing a lip service like McAloo Tikki!

Identify the parent company that has over dozen desi brands.

Answer: Specialty restaurants.