Sunday, May 31, 2020

OBQ 1497: Go...Now!

Product packaging and branding is an art mastered by few. Here is a giant from entertainment industry that is proving the point by launching two similar services that might confuse the hell out of its customers.

Identify the company that has launched this "service".

Answer: HBO

Friday, May 29, 2020

OBQ 1496: Skateboard and Suits.

There are brands that look hip and fun to its customer but look behind the closed doors of their board rooms and you will find suits that are not even remotely fun and hip.

Connect to a brand that is taking the clothing industry by storm.

Answer: Supreme

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

OBQ 1495: Last mile connector.

Urban planner and tech entrepreneur love the topic of last mile connectivity, but there is one sort of transportation services that has been doing it for over 100 years.

Here is one of the biggest player in this category identify the company that helps people travel in the most unusual terrains.

Answer: Stena line one of the largest ferry operator in the world.

Monday, May 25, 2020

OBQ 1494: The executive, personified.

There are few people whose image light up in our head when certain words are uttered. When you talk about Management gurus it could be Peter Drucker. When you think about Mad entrepreneur it would be Elon Musk these days ;). Here is one such person for whom the word "Executive" first used and he fits the bill quite well.

Who is he?

Answer: Alfred Sloan of General Motors.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

OBQ 1493: The bucket list.

We all wannabes have a bucket list of places that we want visit, here is one such list of wonderful places however it is not made by any wannabe.

Find a connect between three places shown in the pics below and tell me they are part of which distinguished list?

I need a very specific answer :)

Answer: All these sites were on the first ever UNESCO world heritage sites list.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

OBQ 1492: Consulting for future.

Better public transport is key to better growth of any country especially countries like India where due to overpopulation congestion is a real problem.

Here is one of the government owned entity that is quietly working on this mission to help with better urbanization of India.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: RITEs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

OBQ 1491: Opening up the skies

It takes an enthusiast and an innovator to create an industry, someone like this guy who make venturing into sky a lot more easier for people (specially rich ones) by his innovations in domain of aviation as well as business.

Who is he?

Answer: Bill Lear of lear jet, the creator of private jet industry.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

OBQ 1490: Indian mixology.

Indian cuisine is diverse and full of contrasting flavors being loved across different part of country. Here is a company that has quietly conquered the kitchen in all parts of the country.

Connect to a company.

Answer: Everest masala.

Friday, May 15, 2020

OBQ 1489: Small town, Big brand!

When it came to naming its in house brand this retailer decided to name it after the small town that they are based out of, little did they knew that this brand will rack in more than 40 billion $ annually in just few years and give a lot of big brands run for their money.

Name the private label brand/town.

Answer:Kirkland brand from Costco.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

OBQ 1488: Business attire for lockdown world.

COVID-19 has changed much around us and for all work from homers it has changed the dressing habits and this means brisk business for this company that is know for its  "Athleisure" offerings.

ID the company from its logo.

Answer: Lululemon.

Monday, May 11, 2020

OBQ 1487: This means war.

Wars have scripted a big part of human history and same is true for business history. It was World War-II that left a lasting impact on these two brothers. It might have done too much harm to their personal relationships but did wonders for their customers as well as to exchequer of their fatherland!

Id the brothers.

Answer: Dassler brothers of Adidas and Puma.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

OBQ 1486: Pivoting from past.

Pivoting is very important in personal life as well as in life of a company, and it is hard as well. Here is company with a rich history of 100+ years history and now it is in middle of a pivoting exercise which is underway for almost two decades now.

Identify the company.

Answer: ITC

Thursday, May 7, 2020

OBQ 1485: Small fry in a big gang.

You have to show some respect if a small fry is part of a bigger gang. This company is part of big international organization (or rather a cartel) which is known by more powerful members but once in a while it throws its weight about!

Identify the state owned company from its logo...its a toughy!

Answer: PEMEX the Mexican petroleum company that is part of OPEC cartel.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

OBQ 1484: Its good to be not famous.

They say all publicity is good publicity, I beg to differ! Case in point is this company that was started by these two and a bunch of other folks, but this company is seen as a one man show and that one man is a outspoken eccentric billionaire who stays in news for all the bad reasons regardless of the great work done by the company. These two must be glad for all the media attention that they are able to avoid!

Identify them and the company in question.

Answer: Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning the people who founded the little known firm called Tesla Motors.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

OBQ 1483: Not in your DNA.

In humans DNA decide what we can be and what defines us, same is true for the companies that develop product and services that follow a pattern.

However this company that has its history divided by continents has gone through lot of mutations and lot of its new product dont do justice to it lineage.

Identify the company from its iconic product from past.

Answer: MG Motors.

Friday, May 1, 2020

OBQ 1482: Medicine for a slowdown?

Covid-19 has put the world in such a desperate situation that governments around the world are going Gungho on smallest of positive news.

Here is a company which might have taken benefit of such tendency, Identify the logo.

Answer: Gilead, the creator of medicine Remdesivir