Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Q24 25/08/2009

In company circles, it is referred to as larry which comes from the name of the animal which modeled for the logo in a series of television commercials.. However beginning from 2000 the company abandoned the use of a live animal and a computer generated one is used instead..The oldest recorded instance of this being used was when Abraham Lincoln was issued a policy in 1861.. It is however likely that it could have appeared a lot earlier..

ID this fortune 500 company headed by an Indian and the animal being referred to here..

loads of clues up ter :)



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Q23 22/08/2009

The Irish ancestry of Anna Patterson's husband Tom Costello sparked the name of this search engine, which the company states, is taken from a series of Celtic folklore stories involving a character, Fion mac Cumhaill, they erroneously refer to as Finn _____. The company says that X is Irish for knowledge and hazel. Identify X.


CUIL, the search engine. Business Week adjudged CUIL to be the one of the most successful startups of 2008

P.S : Deepak again :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Q22 02/08/2009

The origins of this pharmaceutical company date back to 1912 when Atlas chemical Industries was founded by the de merger from DuPont. The company suffered infamy in 2007 as a comment on the Wikipedia page claiming the side effects of one of its drugs was deleted from a computer shown to be registered to the company. Analysts have severely criticized the takeover of MedImmune by this company in April 2007 ( a reported 15.2 billion ) claiming the fee to be too high. ID this company which is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Q21 31/07/2009

shown in the picture are english "bobbies"..

a practice of theirs has found it's way into corporate parlance.. what phrase/word?

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P.S : This qn was contributed by Deepak.. And he has promised to contribute often (which gives the chance for a lazy guy like me to update the blog :) )

Friday, June 5, 2009

Q20 06/06/2009

Originalli formed from 3M in 1996, comprised of former 3M divisions involved in the design, manufacture and sales of data storage, medical imaging, printing, photographic film, optical and specialty paper products...It has since sold all but its core data storage media products business..It purchased Memorex in April 2006, and the TDK Brand Recording Media business in July 2007 making it the global market share leader in sales of CD-R and DVD media..

Which company?



Q19 05/06/2009

ID the logo :



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Q18 02/06/2009

ID :


Richard Fuld

Monday, June 1, 2009

Q17 01/06/2009

He married six women, five of them simultaneously in different households..The first two were village women, but the other four wives were all well-educated.. His sixth wife, Dineshnandini, was the first woman postgraduate from Rajasthan, and married him willingly.. In addition to his wives, he also had a number of other liaisons. Rumours also linked him to Fatimah Jinnah (Jinnah's sister), but this is most likely untrue.

He had eighteen children (seven with Dineshnandini)

The above are some facts about an infamous business personality in India who was sentenced to jail for the illegal transfer of funds for the Acquisition of a large media services conglomerate 1956..



Sunday, May 31, 2009

Q16 31/05/2009

X was founded by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman.. It was the first company to grow from zero to $6b sales in less than three yrs..The ACSI (The American Customer Satisfaction Index) named X number one in the retail industry with a score of 81 in 2006...
It is the fifth largest general retailer in the world and is ranked #29 in Fortune 500..



Saturday, May 30, 2009

Q15 30/05/2009

Founded in Italy by Virginio Bruni Tedeschi,it established its manufacturing in india in 1958..It was sold to Pirelli by Virginio's heir Alberto Tedeschi (Carla Bruni's stepfather) in the 1970s..The company's Indian division was then taken over by RPG Enterprises in the year 1982..

This company was the first to come up with a cricket rating system that recognized and rewarded players on a annual basis...



Friday, May 29, 2009

Q14 29/05/2009

A straightforward one...

Who was the first indian to graduate from MIT?His autobiography is titled Catus and Roses..

Clue :
He was instrumental behind the growth of what is India's largest engineering conglomerate today..


Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Q13 28/05/2009

He was born in 1930 and attended the presidency college in his hometown of calcutta and then harvard university in United States..He is currently an M.P with the Rajya Sabha..He is a former president of the FICCI and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur..ID this founder of a famous industrial conglomerate in India..


R.P. Goenka

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Q12 27/05/2009

He co-founded Juniper networks along with Bjorn Liencres and Dennis Ferguson in 1996..Proir to this he had worked in the prestigious computer science lab of XEROX PARC for 11 yrs..ID this MUMBAI born Indian who is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur..

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Pradeep Sindhu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Q11 26/05/2009

Muthusamy Mudaliyar started this as a small bunk shop in Ooty in 1905..The first branch in Chennai was opened in 1981 as a cake shop..It is one of the very first retail convenience stores in india, this brand soon after celebrating its 100th year of existence was sold of to U.S private equity investor ACTIS..

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Q10 25/05/2009

Part of the QRG group, this Billion dollar plus organization owns some prestigious bands like Crabtree, Sylvania etc.. The company has been consistent in its brand promotion with innovative Ads n sponsorship of Cricket events like IPL Season 2, IPL Season1, T20 World Cup..ID this company which has taken an initiative to reach directly to the consumers through -------- Galaxy – a one stop shop for all electrical and lighting needs..

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Q9 24/05/2009

X,the name of a company best known for its wrist watches is a Japanese word meaning "exquisite," "minute," or "success."..In 1969 X produced the first quartz wrist watch ASTRON..X is one of the three core companies of the X group which also has EPSON as another core company…


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Q8 23/05/2009

Known to spend exuberantly on advertising, this company spent 2.62 million dollars on advertising almost twice that spent by general motors, the next company on the list published by Nielson..It was named 2008 Advertiser of the Year by Cannes International Advertising Festival..

ID this consumer goods major..

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Procter & Gamble

Friday, May 22, 2009

Q7 22/05/2009

X is a now defunct American fast food restaurant which at its peak was second only to Mcdonald’s in the number of locations worldwide..This company was the first to introduce the “value combo” (a hamburger,fries and soft drink for 45¢ in 1950s )…However after severe financial troubles it was sold off to HARDEE”S which is the fourth largest US fast food restaurant chain after McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s..


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Q6 21/05/2009

An easy one

X is an appliance brand owned by Electrolux of Sweden..It takes its name from William Thompson the first baron -------…the name was considered to be appropriate for this company manufacturing ice boxes and refrigerators given his contribution to the temperature scale…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Q5 20/05/2009

Started as a speaker and radio repair shop in Tokyo in 1938,this company is one of the biggest consumer electronics players in the world today…On July 7th 2008 it made news by developing the first 16 layer blu-ray disk capable of storing 400 GB of data..It recently announced that it plans to stop the production of television sets by 2010...Id this company which made the first automotive compact disc player...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Q4 19/05/2009

The first three letters of a Greek mythological name where dropped while naming this company so as to give it a high precedence in alphabetical listings…one in every three desktop pc s made in the world use this Taiwanese company’s motherboard..ID..

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Q3 18/05/2009

Who shared the cover of playboy issue March 1990 with Brandi Brandt?

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Q2 17/05/2009

This company was formed in 1981 with 20 percent ownership investment by Merrill Lynch..It provides financial software tools such as analytics and equity trading platform, data services and news to financial companies and organizations around the world..The headquarters of this company is called ONE BEACON court for the lighted rectangular beacon that caps the tower and the paved courtyard at the ground level..ID the company..

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Q1 16/05/2009

X is a dual listed company and was formed by Y ‘s merger with Z on 17 th april 2008 valued at 17.2 billion $.. It operates in 93 countries, and has over 50,000 employees..Tom glocer the former head of Z is the CEO of the merged entity.. Until 2007, Y was also one of the world's leading providers of higher education textbooks, academic information solutions and reference materials. In May 2007, Y learning assets were acquired by Apax Partners and subsequently renamed Cengage Learning in July 1865 , Z was the first organization to publish the news of Abraham lincoln’s death in London..ID X, Y , Z

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X=Thomson reuters

Y= The Thomson corp

Z= Reuters