Wednesday, September 29, 2021

OBQ 1636:Past imperfect.

Be it human beings or companies, when you are born in place like Germany, the past haunts the present but if you deal with it like Frau Merkel you can make future almost perfect.

Connect these images to a firm that has entered in its 15th decade regardless of its shenanigans from the past. 

This is fairly easy if you know your movies or history.

Answer: Munich Re (reinsurer)

Sunday, September 26, 2021

OBQ 1635: Johny Johny!

Simply identify the new kid on the block from its logo. Its obvious, no?

Answer: Sugar cosmetics

Friday, September 24, 2021

OBQ 1634: Controversy sells.

Where we see controversy a marketer will see opportunity, the marketers in this organization have done that for last five decades and made itself into a global brand that stands for equality and love.

Identify the brand from one of its super controversial ads.

Answer: United colours of Benetton

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

OBQ 1633: The Newsmakers

There are those who are on page3 and then their are those who are on the front page, this power couple has come under tremendous pressure in last one year or so for the kind of venture they run has lots of expectations set-up on it.

They have come out on top of it and made India proud.

ID them and the powerhouse of a company they run.

Answer: Krishna and Suchitra Ella of Bharat Biotech.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

OBQ 1632: Power_Shift.

In these crazy inflationary times its not enough to be just a billionaire and a daredevil pilot, you also need to grab good PR opportunities to grab everyone's attention and give cold feet to competition.

He is a billionaire who just did that and his fame literally shot through the roof.

Connect these images to a man who is king of all trades.
Answer: Jared Isaacman! Now go google it :)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

OBQ 1631: Go big or go home!

Work life balance in the time of SARS COV-2 and "the move to cloud" may seem like a recent thing but not for this company, they have been doing cloud computing for over a decade and taking on big names like Salesforce, Amazon and Microsoft on their own turf.

Identify the homegrown company that caters to the world and is about to hit the Capital markets.

Answer: Freshworks

Monday, September 13, 2021

OBQ 1630: Its a liquidity problem.

When you have lots of money you can do anything with it, this has been true from the time of the king of Lanka (Raavan) , here we have a 21st century tycoon doing something similar.

Connect these two images to one of the red hot start-ups that is just a month older than the Taliban Government in Afghanistan.

Answer: Altos a start-up that plans to make humans immortal!

Friday, September 10, 2021

OBQ 1629: First to go!

Its always not a first mover advantage, but this country has decided to do something the most developed countries have also not dared to.

Identify the country and its #1 downloaded app from its logo.

Answer: Strike app that is now used in Ecuador to trade using Bitcoin.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

OBQ 1628: Partner in crime.

Some corporate sagas deserve a movie or two of their own! Here is one. This guy (who I will not call gentleman) and his far more famous Ex-girlfriend created company that was perhaps the most sophisticated corporate fraud of recent times. 

Now they are suing each other!

Identify him/his-Ex/and their love child (the company they founded).

Answer: Sunny Balwani, boyfriend of Elizabeth Holmes the Theranos fame!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

OBQ 1627: Game of thrones.

Simply connect these companies to a business personality who might have something to do with Game of Thrones....both literally and metaphorically :).

Answer: Marc Beinoff

Thursday, September 2, 2021

OBQ 1626: Not so right.

You can't fix the history but you can fix the future, identify the team that is in controversy because of the choices made some 40 years back.

Answer: The football team of New Zealand which is also known as "All Whites"