Monday, June 29, 2020

OBQ 1510: Short streams

Identify yet another streaming service backed by some big shots from entertainment and tech industry from its logo.

Answer: Quibi

Saturday, June 27, 2020

OBQ 1509: Hisab kitab 2.0

Here is a company that is helping small Indian business to simplify and digitize their hisab kitab. Connect and identify the company.

Answer: Khatabook

Thursday, June 25, 2020

OBQ 1508: Industial might.

The industrial tech firms once considered as the most powerful of the firms are now considered lagging behind their rivals from new tech industry like Google and Microsoft. 

However just to prove their point this company has done something unprecedented in computing industry with technology shown in the image below.

Tell me the name of company and technology that it developed to do a quantum leap in computing.

Answer: Honeywell made the world's fastest super computer.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

OBQ 1506: The new mogul.

Its hard to step into someone's shoes especially if they are too big to fill, he is now leading a company that is known to dominate entertainment industry and his predecessor was the top gun by a long margin. Atleast what might help is that their first names are same!

Who is he and he is the new CEO of which company?

Answer:  Bob Chapek the new CEO of Disney

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

OBQ 1505: Empty orchestra.

Having passion but not enough money could be a problem,and every problem gives opportunity to innovate. Here is one company that solved a problem of music industry to give rise to a quirky little niche category of music.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Persang Karaoke

Monday, June 15, 2020

OBQ 1504: An idea before it became fancy.

Like in surfing in business it is great if you can anticipate and ride the next wave. Here is a guy who saw a huge wave of Private Equity investing emerging and was one of the first start a PE Firm.

Who is he? and name the firm he lends his name to.

Answer: Lionel Pincus of Warburg Pincus

Saturday, June 13, 2020

OBQ 1503: United against racism.

Companies that compete in same industry would be at each others throats to get ahead of each other, but sometimes there are bigger forces at play that unite them in their stance. Here are two such companies that are united under the ongoing protests in US for #Blacklivesmatter.

Identify the companies or just tell me which industries do they belong to.

Answer: Trek and Fuji two of the largest performance bicycle manufacturer that have stopped their contracts with various police departments in USA.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

OBQ 1502: Content is king.

Substance is always important than style, this 50 years + company is a proof of that in the ever changing landscape of media consumption.

Identify the company.

Answer: Shemaroo

Monday, June 8, 2020

OBQ 1501: Little bear.

There are lots of ways to make money, some legitimate, some illegitimate. The guy in picture is in news for his money making schemes, though he is not as famous as his dead brother he plans to make money by some dubiously legal means. His brother would be surely ashamed in his grave.

Who is he? Just the last name is enough!

Answer: Roberto Escobar brother of Drug Mafia Pablo Escobar

Saturday, June 6, 2020

OBQ 1500: A sticky business model.

Finally 1500th  post! 10 years, thanks to all the Loyal OBQ followers !!!

It has to be a tough one for this monumental milestones.

Being a chemical company was a cool thing once upon a time, not any more. However if you are the company in question then it hardly matters as you are more a household name and your products are in pretty much all rooms of the house, especially in certain parts of Europe.

Identify the European behemoth.

Answer: Henkel

Thursday, June 4, 2020

OBQ 1499: Public must know.

When the first set of broadcaster came along the tone was very uptight with lot of moral underpinnings. There are very few broadcaster left however that have moral values, good ethics as its core these days. Here is one of them.

Identify the logo.

Answer: PBS

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

OBQ 1498: Keep it rolling.

Being really really good at one thing might be a blessings sometimes for a business. Here is a company that is producing more or less the same set of products for over 100 years now and ensuring that it keeps rolling smoothly just like its products.

Identify the company which gets its name from last name of its founders.

Answer: Schaeffler, the largest manufacturers of bearings in the world.