Saturday, February 27, 2021

OBQ 1569: Doodle of the century.

Looking at this picture one might think that someone was doodling on world map, but it is a little bit more than that.

Tell me what this doodle is about.

Answer: China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

OBQ 1568: A story of two platforms.

Journalism is changing and all of it is not the troll armies taking sides on social network, some of it is very civilized and well organized.

Here is a guy who created multiple platforms at either end of the spectrum of journalism/reporting.

Who is he?

Answer: Evan Williams the founder of Medium, Twitter, Blogger and many more!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

OBQ 1567: Famous Detroiter

Some brands are so popular that even the most fierce of enemies make exceptions, like the love for Cuban cigars of many US diplomats and politicians. Here is one such brand that was at its peak during the 50s before it vanished.

Connect these images to an iconic brand loved by royals, communists and capitalists equally.

Answer: Packard.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

OBQ 1566: Digital gold rush.

The gold rush had gold diggers seeking fortune but the true fortune was made by the sellers of shovels and picks (and also certain denim manufacturer), here is a company making fortune doing the same during the current Digital gold rush. Doesn't matter if you are humble farmer using a feature phone or NASA working on multi-billion dollar space project, you gotta depend on this company's wares for your success.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: TSMC one of the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

OBQ 1565: Trending!

 Simply identify these guys who grabbed an opportunity and are trending now.

Answer: Founders of Koo

Saturday, February 13, 2021

OBQ 1564: Powerpacked.

Very few companies that has roots in Industrial revolution have survived through the last 150+ years, here is one such company whose founder's names lives through more than one company.

Connect and identify the names of the founders and companies to which they are still attached.

Answer: Greaves...Which lives on in form of Greaves Cotton, Crompton Greaves etc.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

OBQ 1563: Uncommon vegetable.

This brand which gets its name from an exotic looking vegetable has retained its exoticness even after being gobbled up by a series of big fishes. It was one of the first to enter the highly competitive world of "Non-linear" Television and still gets tens of millions of eyeballs regardless of all the competition that has popped up in the last few years.

Name the brand.

Answer: Hulu

Sunday, February 7, 2021

OBQ 1562: Force of nature.

The name of this company is obvious from its logo, however what is not obvious is the humungous success it has achieved in a very competitive industry as well as on the stock market upon its listing.

Identify the company from its logo.

Answer: Snowflake

Friday, February 5, 2021

OBQ 1561: The reluctant Amdavadi.

Here is story of two friends (and academicians)  who started business together in post independence era Ahmedabad, a generation later it was decided to split the business amicably and both businesses having right to use the famous brand name. In 21st century both business continue to thrive, however one is public and other privately held. 

Identify the relatively low profile Amdavadi who chairs the privately held entity.

Answer: Rajiv Modi of the "Other" Cadila.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

OBQ 1560: Image management.

 Brands that survive more than a generation need to change the narrative around them, identify the brand that is trying to do that by connecting the images below.

Answer: Barbie