Graphic designer Trevor Key of Cooke Key Associates drew the logo of this famous brand on the back of a napkin in the early 70's. In fact the rising of the logo from left to right has been described by logo analyst as upbeat, though the owner still thinks it could have been the angle of the napkin. What logo is this?
Founded on 24th September 1946, legend has it that Farrell and a group of foreign correspondent thought up of the airline's unique name in the bar of the Manila Hotel. The Chinese name of this company comes from a Chinese idiom meaning "Grand and Peaceful State". Which company?
NetJets a company that offers , fractional ownership and rental of private business jets was founded in 1964. In 1998 , a person who had been a customer of the company for three years decided to buy the company. Who was the person and Which company is NetJets a subsidiary of?
In 1952 , Nathan Swartz bought a 50% interest in the Abingdon Shoe company. He later bought out the entire company and created a model , after which the company itself is named today. It trades on the NYSE as TBL and got its current name in 1973. Which company?
It began in 1877 , when Emile Moreau , a frenchman , did something unique ( at that time) to get rid of a few of his belongings. The same led to an idea and a partnership with T.K.Banerjee and they named it after Emile's friend. What started thus and what did Emile Moreau with the few belonging?
A.H.Wheeler and company.. selling books in railway stations
James Wilson , a hat maker from the small scottish town of Hawick , believed in free trade and in 1843 started this to protest against the "Corn Laws". Known as the Railway Monitor in its early years , how do we know this brand now?
Launched in 2006 by Tata Chemicals to satisfy the iodised salt needs of the Indian masses. The brand is now the second biggest packaged salt brand in India, with a market share of around 6%.What product?
With the establishment of Ford Motor Company in 1903 , Americans began to discover the adventures of the open road. In the early years of the 20th century, it was not uncommon for bicycles, animal-powered wagons and new gasoline-powered motor vehicles to share the same streets and roadways as the pedestrians. Accidents were frequent. After witnessing a collision between an automobile and a horse drawn carriage , Garret Augustus Morgan was convinced the something had to be done to improve traffic safety. So he created something and patented it , although he was not the first to create such an equipment. What did he patent?
His name comes from the Hindi word for Tiger and truly represents the modern Indian. He is an achiever with a positive attitude, a global citizen but justifiably proud of his nation’s ancient heritage, a fierce competitor but with integrity and honesty. He is also a ‘large-hearted gentleman’ who loves making friends and enthusing people to ‘come out and play’. Who is he?
Jesse James Garrett , a user experience designer whose work in rich, real-time Web software systems essentially led to the development of new paradigm in online interactivity. He was making a presentation to his clients , when he realised that he needed an acronym for the suite of products that he was proposing to convey the impact. What resulted out of this?
Asa Griggs Candler , although not the inventor of this product , was the person behind the aggressive marketing and expansion of this product. He bought the product from its founder and shareholders for $2,300 and made millions out of it and thereby created an iconic brand. Which Brand?
He and his brother-in-law Vishal Choudhry have invested in it but his sister Sarika takes care of the Delhi upmarket lounge Bar Suede. He worked for about two and a half with General Motors Corporate Office in marketing and planning. Who is this "Corporate Executive" and connect him to the movie Paa.
Sachin Pilot -- He served as the inspiration for the MP character played by Abhishek Bachchan
Headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin , Samuel T Cooper , a retired minister who wanted to help lumberjacks suffering from blisters and infections caused by their shoddy wool socks , founded this company in 1876. This company was earlier called S.T.Cooper and Sons. Which company?
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In 1910 , in Denver , Colorado , The Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company was established by Jesse Shwayder and the goal was to produce and sell uncommonly well-made trunks that would stand up to the most rigorous travel. Some of the other brands in this umbrella group are Black Label , American Tourister , Trump & Co, Hedgren, Lark , Lacoste and Starck. Which brand?
David X Li , born as Xiang Lin Li is a qualitative analyst and qualified actuary. In 2000 , he wrote a paper " On Default Correlation : A Copula Function Approach" , which explained a Gaussian copula applied to a financial instrument. It quickly became a tool for financial institutions to correlate associations between multiple securities and led to the rapid growth in a specific Financial Product. Which financial product?
A gentleman named Glen, who served in the US Marine Corps during Wold War II started a firm in 1952 after he decided not to go on with the original idea of building a golf course. With the name derived from his surnmae and the name of the traditional dish , he created his new venture. What did he create?
"Bowing low, I take leave of thee, and if the world's a stage, I've played my part, and if the crowded house in chorus thunders 'Shabash', humbly shall I stand... and those who take my place, Godspeed shall I say" These are the last lines of a poem. What are the significance?
This was a poem that BS Kooka wrote to all AirIndia Employees when the company went nationalized in 1953.
The three people in the picture have started a company in Hyderabad that is believed to bring out an iPad competitor named Adam. What is the name of the venture that these three people have put together?
The company that these three people created was Notion Ink. Rohan Shravan , Rohit Rathi and Sachin Ralhan are the three people who founded Notion Ink and the people shown in the picture above.
Youtube -- The first person is Elon Musk , who started Tesla Motors , the first Electric Supercar company and the person in the second picture is Chad Hurley. Both of them were Paypal Employees and these were their first major startups after their time at Paypal
Just like last years' preparatory questions for Tata Crucible Corporate, planning a series of questions for the college folks along the lines of old Tata Crucible Questions. Hope this helps all the folks , who are preparing for the quiz.
Oh!! A slight change from the format of last time... The questions will be posted once every hour .. but the answers will be posted only at the end of day/ week ( my schedule permitting) to ensure that folks , have time to respond to the questions in the comments section.
Which person who grew up in a low income housing project called The Baruch Houses in New York City , became the first African-American lady to head a S&P 100 company?
A very very long overdue post on the Kurukshetra biz quiz. Been a hectic few weekends with a jam packed quizzing schedule. Gopal did the Biz quiz at Anna University on 23rd of January ( as he had done over the last 3 years as well) and as usual it was a great quiz.
The prelims was a common prelims for the college and the Corporates. 8 teams made it to the stage and there was a separate finals for College Teams and another one for Corporates. Prelims was 30 questions.
Just remember the teams that qualied in corporates .. dont remember the college teams
1. Cody and team -- unilever
2. Samanth -- Mint
3. Shubham + Myself -- CTS
4. JK and team -- Google
5. Fing and Ashwin -- Citibank
6.Anish and team -- Nokia
7.Siddarth ,Srihari -- TCS
8. Sumo and team -- Ebay
Shubham and I finished first -- by answering the last question. Samanth -- the lone wolf -- came in second and JK and Team came in third.
Few questions from the ones in my notes
1.This company's slogan which ironically goes " The best a man can get" recently announced that they would not be airing ads featuring Tiger Woods anymore. Which company?
2. Picture of Neville Tuli
3.Which bank helped underwrite the IPO of Coke and received some shares for the same?
4.Ad for Viagra
5. What is sukuk?
6. Picture of an airline tail was shown . Airline showcased diversity -- the specific tail design was by Meera Mehta . Id the Airlines and the art form showcased
British Airways and Paithani Sarees
7.Peabody Energy, the world's largest private sector coal mining company. What is the NYSE ticker?
BTU ( British Thermal Unit)
8. Who likened investing in stocks to a beauty contest , where the prize went to the entrant who guessed which girl others would judge the prettiest?
John Maynard Keynes
9.Which word meaning " Great Lord" was popularized by publishing magnate Henry Luce of Time Inc?
10.Which snack with sales of over one billion USD , was modeled in 1968 as a hyperbolic paraboloid?
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