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Answers to the Strategist quiz (#498)

Strategy Quiz (#498) answers

Gaurav Sri Krishna 

1. This “Data Dress” is designed using the wearer’s phone plus Google’s Snapshot API app to monitor everything the wearer does from travel to eating to hanging out with friends and even the local weather over a week’s time. That trove of data is then used to create a digitally tailored dress. Which brand is involved in this?

H&M’s online only fashion brand Ivyrevel.

2. Connect Sherlock Holmes and the first in-flight movie shown in the 1920s for an international flight over Europe and what do you arrive at? (The flight was between London and Paris)

The film The Lost World was shown to passengers of an Imperial Airways flight in April 1925 between London (Croydon Airport) and Paris. The 1925 silent fantasy monster adventure film is adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name.

3. What does economist Paul Samuelson’s joke, “GDP falls when a man marries his maid”, signify?

Housework or caring for an elderly relative is excluded for the purposes of calculating the GDP. Some refer this to unpaid work.

4. This town in Western Europe has an area of only 22 sqkm. It gets its name from the Gaulish dubrum or dubron which means “water”. The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the armed forces, and various kinds of luggage. Name the town and the country it is found in.

Duffel (bags and coats), a small town in Belgium.

5. A challenge by an Indian entrepreneur when he bought over a multinational’s India business is captured in a book titled The Light Has Come to Me. Name the author, the Indian entrepreneur and his challenge.

The Mike Barker. Ajay Piralmal bought Nicholas, an Australian pharma company, in 1988 and challenged to make it as one of the top five pharma companies in India.

6. What does the buzzword “geek handshake” in business and tech circles mean?

The process of introducing yourself by text messaging your business card info even though one may be 10 feet away.

7. Kisso, McDan, Top and Rich are local brands of India. What are they?

All cola brands

8. Between eight-10 lac tonne of this commodity are produced in India. It is grown from the Eastern Coast of Africa to Southeast Asia, South Asia and the tropical Pacific region. The Indian varieties are called Mangala, Sumangala, Sreemangala, South Local and Mohitnagar. Name it.

Areca nut. It gets its name from Malayalam (for “a cluster of nuts”).

9. Whose baseline reads “Propelling the Next Connection”?

ATR — the French Italian aircraft manufacturer.

10. Identify this company whose logo has dots coloured in red, dark blue and sky blue. It was the cause for a lot of noise recently in the corporate world. Name it.
 
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Panaya, the Israeli software company that was bought over by Infosys. The CFO payout scandal arose because he quit in disagreement over the valuation of this company and hence was paid a hefty severance.

There were no correct entries to quiz No 498.

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Answers to the Strategist quiz (#498)

Strategy Quiz (#498) answers

Strategy Quiz (#498) answers
1. This “Data Dress” is designed using the wearer’s phone plus Google’s Snapshot API app to monitor everything the wearer does from travel to eating to hanging out with friends and even the local weather over a week’s time. That trove of data is then used to create a digitally tailored dress. Which brand is involved in this?

H&M’s online only fashion brand Ivyrevel.

2. Connect Sherlock Holmes and the first in-flight movie shown in the 1920s for an international flight over Europe and what do you arrive at? (The flight was between London and Paris)

The film The Lost World was shown to passengers of an Imperial Airways flight in April 1925 between London (Croydon Airport) and Paris. The 1925 silent fantasy monster adventure film is adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name.

3. What does economist Paul Samuelson’s joke, “GDP falls when a man marries his maid”, signify?

Housework or caring for an elderly relative is excluded for the purposes of calculating the GDP. Some refer this to unpaid work.

4. This town in Western Europe has an area of only 22 sqkm. It gets its name from the Gaulish dubrum or dubron which means “water”. The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the armed forces, and various kinds of luggage. Name the town and the country it is found in.

Duffel (bags and coats), a small town in Belgium.

5. A challenge by an Indian entrepreneur when he bought over a multinational’s India business is captured in a book titled The Light Has Come to Me. Name the author, the Indian entrepreneur and his challenge.

The Mike Barker. Ajay Piralmal bought Nicholas, an Australian pharma company, in 1988 and challenged to make it as one of the top five pharma companies in India.

6. What does the buzzword “geek handshake” in business and tech circles mean?

The process of introducing yourself by text messaging your business card info even though one may be 10 feet away.

7. Kisso, McDan, Top and Rich are local brands of India. What are they?

All cola brands

8. Between eight-10 lac tonne of this commodity are produced in India. It is grown from the Eastern Coast of Africa to Southeast Asia, South Asia and the tropical Pacific region. The Indian varieties are called Mangala, Sumangala, Sreemangala, South Local and Mohitnagar. Name it.

Areca nut. It gets its name from Malayalam (for “a cluster of nuts”).

9. Whose baseline reads “Propelling the Next Connection”?

ATR — the French Italian aircraft manufacturer.

10. Identify this company whose logo has dots coloured in red, dark blue and sky blue. It was the cause for a lot of noise recently in the corporate world. Name it.
 
logo
Panaya, the Israeli software company that was bought over by Infosys. The CFO payout scandal arose because he quit in disagreement over the valuation of this company and hence was paid a hefty severance.

There were no correct entries to quiz No 498.
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Answers to the Strategist quiz (#498)

Strategy Quiz (#498) answers

1. This “Data Dress” is designed using the wearer’s phone plus Google’s Snapshot API app to monitor everything the wearer does from travel to eating to hanging out with friends and even the local weather over a week’s time. That trove of data is then used to create a digitally tailored dress. Which brand is involved in this?

H&M’s online only fashion brand Ivyrevel.

2. Connect Sherlock Holmes and the first in-flight movie shown in the 1920s for an international flight over Europe and what do you arrive at? (The flight was between London and Paris)

The film The Lost World was shown to passengers of an Imperial Airways flight in April 1925 between London (Croydon Airport) and Paris. The 1925 silent fantasy monster adventure film is adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name.

3. What does economist Paul Samuelson’s joke, “GDP falls when a man marries his maid”, signify?

Housework or caring for an elderly relative is excluded for the purposes of calculating the GDP. Some refer this to unpaid work.

4. This town in Western Europe has an area of only 22 sqkm. It gets its name from the Gaulish dubrum or dubron which means “water”. The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the armed forces, and various kinds of luggage. Name the town and the country it is found in.

Duffel (bags and coats), a small town in Belgium.

5. A challenge by an Indian entrepreneur when he bought over a multinational’s India business is captured in a book titled The Light Has Come to Me. Name the author, the Indian entrepreneur and his challenge.

The Mike Barker. Ajay Piralmal bought Nicholas, an Australian pharma company, in 1988 and challenged to make it as one of the top five pharma companies in India.

6. What does the buzzword “geek handshake” in business and tech circles mean?

The process of introducing yourself by text messaging your business card info even though one may be 10 feet away.

7. Kisso, McDan, Top and Rich are local brands of India. What are they?

All cola brands

8. Between eight-10 lac tonne of this commodity are produced in India. It is grown from the Eastern Coast of Africa to Southeast Asia, South Asia and the tropical Pacific region. The Indian varieties are called Mangala, Sumangala, Sreemangala, South Local and Mohitnagar. Name it.

Areca nut. It gets its name from Malayalam (for “a cluster of nuts”).

9. Whose baseline reads “Propelling the Next Connection”?

ATR — the French Italian aircraft manufacturer.

10. Identify this company whose logo has dots coloured in red, dark blue and sky blue. It was the cause for a lot of noise recently in the corporate world. Name it.
 
logo
Panaya, the Israeli software company that was bought over by Infosys. The CFO payout scandal arose because he quit in disagreement over the valuation of this company and hence was paid a hefty severance.

There were no correct entries to quiz No 498.

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