Grey matter presents     Biz Tech 1.0  Welcome To The      Finals!  HOSTED BY VIN AND THE GUN
Rules• 3 rounds.• Life, torpedo and pounce allowed on  certain questions.• Round 2 will be on the buzzer.              Goo...
Round 1             Round 31 9                  1 92 10                 2 103 11                 3 114 12      Round 2    ...
1. Despite not being a player in the tech  space, this company is known for owning a  lot of internet domains, 29,925 at l...
home
2.ID X.  They went to the same school and then joined the same  company: F L Smith and Co. The company sent one of  them i...
Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro.                     L&T                    home
3.
3. X was established as a patent medicine  business in Mumbai  in 1893 by K.  Nageswara Rao Pantulu who was a  journalist,...
Amrutanjan  home
4. In 1988, Peter Shu founded _____ in  Taipei. Its first products were "JetMate"  laser printer driver for producing high...
Transcend  home
5. Students of the Academy could choose to graduate with  a degree in B.A (Babe Attractor), M.B.A (Major Babe  Attractor),...
Axe Unlimited Academy        home
Whats in a name....6. Facebook had blocked the accounts of all  the subscribers belonging to X community of  Assam thinkin...
The Chutiya community of Assam.     (pronounced as Sutiya)             Home
7. Michel  Lisowski was born on April 16th, 1950 in   Warsaw into a family  of Jewish descent. After high   school Lisowsk...
FTVhome
8. A _______ is a politically unstable country  that economically depends upon the exports  of a limited resource (such as...
Banana Republic     home
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9. What has been blanked out?
Cocaine! It was first introduced in this manneras a cure for toothache                    home
10. Sergey Brin and Larry Page had met Dr.APJ Kalam during the latter’s presidency. Kalam gave them some inputs which they...
Kalam had chided them that hecouldn’t use Google search using hismother tongue Tamil, this led Page andBrin to launch Goog...
11.Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived any property to any  person, or to make, alter or de...
IPC 420 home
12. X  started his first business in April 1976 at the age of 18,  with a capital investment of Rs. 20,000  borrowed from ...
Sunil Mittal of Bharti Telecom            home
13Q13 blank slide
13. Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is  divided up into 1000 parts called "beats". Each beat lasts 1  min...
Swatch internet time       home
14. D I Corp. is a semiconductor company  with a certain Mr. Park Won- ho as its controlling stakeholder. The stocks of th...
You know who! Oppan Gangnam Style! Mr. Park           Won Ho is PSY’S dad.                   home
15. X was founded as a restaurant by Parampalli  Yajnanarayana Maiya and his brothers in the year  1924.  X was headed by ...
MTRhome
16. This phenomenon on twitter began with Michael Baldwin on Jan 16, 2009. The chart below should prove useful to Id the t...
The Follow Friday #FF hashtag trends everyFriday and has been a sort of Friday tradition on                    twitter.   ...
Blank slide for Round 2     Buzzer time!
1. Id and why did this happen?
Richard Branson. He shaved off histrademark beard and sported this bridalgown during the launch of Virgin Brides(pun may b...
2. ID the parent company
3. X was created by Theodor T. In Bern, Switzerland in   1908. The  products name is a portmanteau   combining Theodors na...
Toblerone
4. Connect. We’re looking for a very specific connect   here.
Mandakini’s husband is the kid in the          murphy radio ads
5.There are 2 very famous names removed  from this pic. Id.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen’s first venture  together before going on to found  Microsoft.
6. Connect
Edward Stratemeyer of the Stratemeyer              Syndicate
7.Id what the red dot is pointing to?
Cadbury world in bournville,      birmingham.
8.The island that  you see on the  far end is the North Bay Island / Coral island which is a very well known tourist place...
The 20 rupee note
9.Connect
Benetton unhate campaign
10. Connect
All of these are Geographical Indicators  (GI). Hyderabadi Haleem, Dharwad Peda,  Bikaneri Bhujia, Feni (Goa), Bydagi chil...
11. A note issued by…
The INA of Subhash Chandra Bose
12.CONNECT
All appeared in the Union Bank of India                  ads.
13.
Apple welcoming IBM into the PC business.
14.What has been blanked out.
• 15.ID The famous ad.
Dhara cooking oil. (It was a clip of the Ramu    Kaka Jalebi Ad filmed in the railway                   station).
Round 3
1. X was born in 1837, a descendant of Welsh  ancestors who had come to Massachusetts  bay colony in 1636. X was a banker ...
J P Morgan  home
2. The X  chess tournament takes place every year,   usually in January, in a small town called Wijk aan   Zee, part of th...
X-TATA STEEL  Y-CORUS   home
3. In medieval England there were nomadic mercenaries   who wandered the country side and would sell their   services to t...
Black Market   home
4.
4. Malana is a tiny, mysterious village in Himachal  Pradesh, supposedly inhabited by descendants  of Alexander’s army.  P...
Hashish/Marijuana     home
5. X first met Y by chance at a railway station in  early 60s, when he was travelling by train from  Hyderabad to Delhi. X...
X – K P SINGH of DLF  Y – M F HUSSAIN       home
6. Anil Moolchandani started out in his father’s  saree shop in Delhi’s bustling Kamla Nagar,  the haunt of Delhi Universi...
Archies greeting cards        home
7.Every day at 10.30 and 15.00 local time, five representatives of   investment banks meet in a small room at Rothschilds ...
Fixing of gold rates.       home
8. After the Great Fire of London, Nicholas If-  Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-  Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon, a phy...
After the great fire of London in 1666, theconcept of insurance was started.                home
9.The lower keys rabbit is a subspecies of the  marsh rabbit widespread in southern USA.  Its distinguished from the adjac...
Hugh Hefner   home
10. Welspun Group  is an Indian  business conglomerate with interests in Steel, Steel pipes, Infrastructure, Energy and Oi...
Wimbledon towels     home
11.Q11 Blank slide
11. X falsified his date of birth and enlisted in the  United States Army at the age of fifteen,  completing his service c...
Col. Harland Sanders       home
12. In January 2011, the X opened a lockless  branch in the village, the first of its kind in  the country, taking note of...
United Commercial (UCO) Bank     In Shani Shinganapur.           home
13. Salman Rushdie in his memoirs had said that  “My book Satanic Versus was to be published by  X, a newly founded publis...
X-BloomsburyY- J K Rowling    home
14Q15 blank slide
The only passengers in my compartment were a girl and a boy. I struck aconversation in French with the young girl. She tal...
NARAYAN MURTHY     home
15. The name “X” is always written  complete with a hyphen. That’s because  ‘the hyphen’ symbolizes the partnership or  th...
Rolls-Royce  home
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  1. 1. Grey matter presents Biz Tech 1.0 Welcome To The Finals! HOSTED BY VIN AND THE GUN
  2. 2. Rules• 3 rounds.• Life, torpedo and pounce allowed on certain questions.• Round 2 will be on the buzzer. Good Luck!
  3. 3. Round 1 Round 31 9 1 92 10 2 103 11 3 114 12 Round 2 4 125 13 5 136 14 6 147 15 7 158 16 8
  4. 4. 1. Despite not being a player in the tech space, this company is known for owning a lot of internet domains, 29,925 at last count to be exact. Most of these were bought in the early years of the internet by the company, fearful that other people would use it for purposes that would ruin it’s image of a family oriented company. Id this giant.
  5. 5. home
  6. 6. 2.ID X. They went to the same school and then joined the same company: F L Smith and Co. The company sent one of them in 1933-1934 to India to set up a cement factory in Coimbatore. The other guy joined in 1935. They set up a cement factory which later went on to be part of ACC. These men formed a partnership in 1938 and started importing and later manufacturing dairy equipments. What began thus? And who were these gentlemen?
  7. 7. Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro. L&T home
  8. 8. 3.
  9. 9. 3. X was established as a patent medicine business in Mumbai  in 1893 by K. Nageswara Rao Pantulu who was a journalist, social reformer and freedom fighter.The headquarters were shifted to Chennai in 1914.Even today,the words "Bombay" are inscribed along with X on the lid of its most well-known product.  Rao popularised this product by distributing it free-of-cost at music concerts.
  10. 10. Amrutanjan home
  11. 11. 4. In 1988, Peter Shu founded _____ in Taipei. Its first products were "JetMate" laser printer driver for producing high quality Chinese characters and "KeyPro" software protection system. In 1989, it started making memory products for laser printers.
  12. 12. Transcend home
  13. 13. 5. Students of the Academy could choose to graduate with a degree in B.A (Babe Attractor), M.B.A (Major Babe Attractor), PHD (Promoter of Huge Desire) or an M.B.B.S (Magnet for Beautiful Babes). Subjects offered at the Academy were Hottieculture, Lasstronomy, Libidology and Chillosophy to name a few. The subjects were divided into 3 semesters and students had to read up on all the subjects and give the exams which were conducted on the website itself. All graduates from the X were invited to the graduation party held at Vie Lounge and Deck in Juhu, Mumbai and the Academy topper got to go on an all expenses paid trip to the Rio De Janeiro Carnival in Brazil.
  14. 14. Axe Unlimited Academy home
  15. 15. Whats in a name....6. Facebook had blocked the accounts of all the subscribers belonging to X community of Assam thinking the names were false and fabricated. They were unknown to the fact that X is an ethnic tribe of Assam which has a rich historical background in the state history.  What name are we talking about here?.
  16. 16. The Chutiya community of Assam. (pronounced as Sutiya) Home
  17. 17. 7. Michel  Lisowski was born on April 16th, 1950 in Warsaw into a family  of Jewish descent. After high school Lisowski was granted a scholarship for Mathematics at Princeton University. Subsequently he started a textile business in Thailand called "Eden Group". In 1991, Eden Group employed more than 4000 workers. When the East Asian Financial Crisis hit Thailand in 1996, Michel Lisowski sold the business. After he left Thailand,  Lisowski moved to Paris where he noticed  the demand for restaurant and clubs for glamorous video programming, which prompted him to start X in 1997. ID X
  18. 18. FTVhome
  19. 19. 8. A _______ is a politically unstable country that economically depends upon the exports of a limited resource (such as minerals), and usually features a society composed of stratified social classes, such as a great, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy, composed of the elites of business, politics, and the military.
  20. 20. Banana Republic home
  21. 21. 9.Q9 blank slide
  22. 22. 9. What has been blanked out?
  23. 23. Cocaine! It was first introduced in this manneras a cure for toothache home
  24. 24. 10. Sergey Brin and Larry Page had met Dr.APJ Kalam during the latter’s presidency. Kalam gave them some inputs which they added later to their product based on his feedback? What was it?
  25. 25. Kalam had chided them that hecouldn’t use Google search using hismother tongue Tamil, this led Page andBrin to launch Google search in theregional languages of India. home
  26. 26. 11.Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything whichis signed or sealed, and which is capable of being converted into a valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.The above text comes under which section of the Indian penal code.
  27. 27. IPC 420 home
  28. 28. 12. X  started his first business in April 1976 at the age of 18, with a capital investment of Rs. 20,000  borrowed from his father. His first business was to make crankshafts for local bicycle manufacturers. In 1980, he along with his brothers Rakesh, Rajan started an Import Enterprise and  imported thousands of Suzuki Motorss portable electric-power generators from Japan. X says, "In 1983, the government imposed a ban on the import of gensets. I was out of business overnight. Everything I was doing came to a screeching halt. I was in trouble. The question then was: what should I do next? Then, opportunity came calling. While in Taiwan, I noticed the popularity of the push-button phone -- something which India hadnt seen then. We were still using those rotary dials with no speed dials or redials. I sensed my chance and embraced the telecom business. I started marketing telephones, answering/fax machines under the brand name Beetel and the company picked up really fast." Who are we talking about..
  29. 29. Sunil Mittal of Bharti Telecom home
  30. 30. 13Q13 blank slide
  31. 31. 13. Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided up into 1000 parts called "beats". Each beat lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds. Although the company does not specify units smaller than one beat, third party implementations have extended the standard by adding "centibeats" or "sub-beats" as a decimal fraction, for extended precision: @248.00. There are no time zones; instead, the new time scale of Biel Mean Time (BMT) is used, based on the companys headquarters in Biel, Switzerland. What am I talking about?
  32. 32. Swatch internet time home
  33. 33. 14. D I Corp. is a semiconductor company  with a certain Mr. Park Won- ho as its controlling stakeholder. The stocks of this company which was at 1,500 won during early august  has surged to 3,645 won in the last few weeks. The reason for this surge has been attributed to .......
  34. 34. You know who! Oppan Gangnam Style! Mr. Park Won Ho is PSY’S dad. home
  35. 35. 15. X was founded as a restaurant by Parampalli Yajnanarayana Maiya and his brothers in the year 1924. X was headed by Sadanand Maiya (son of Yajnanarayana Maiya) until it was sold to Orkla, a Norwegian company for $80 Million in March 2007. He went to to start Y as a direct competition for X. ID X and Y
  36. 36. MTRhome
  37. 37. 16. This phenomenon on twitter began with Michael Baldwin on Jan 16, 2009. The chart below should prove useful to Id the trend.
  38. 38. The Follow Friday #FF hashtag trends everyFriday and has been a sort of Friday tradition on twitter. home
  39. 39. Blank slide for Round 2 Buzzer time!
  40. 40. 1. Id and why did this happen?
  41. 41. Richard Branson. He shaved off histrademark beard and sported this bridalgown during the launch of Virgin Brides(pun may be intended by him), Virgin’sbridal wear division.
  42. 42. 2. ID the parent company
  43. 43. 3. X was created by Theodor T. In Bern, Switzerland in 1908. The  products name is a portmanteau combining Theodors name with the Italian word  for a type of nougat. The logo has a likeness to the matterhorn peak and the pentahedral shape of the product was inspired by this mountain. ID X
  44. 44. Toblerone
  45. 45. 4. Connect. We’re looking for a very specific connect here.
  46. 46. Mandakini’s husband is the kid in the murphy radio ads
  47. 47. 5.There are 2 very famous names removed from this pic. Id.
  48. 48. Bill Gates and Paul Allen’s first venture together before going on to found Microsoft.
  49. 49. 6. Connect
  50. 50. Edward Stratemeyer of the Stratemeyer Syndicate
  51. 51. 7.Id what the red dot is pointing to?
  52. 52. Cadbury world in bournville, birmingham.
  53. 53. 8.The island that  you see on the  far end is the North Bay Island / Coral island which is a very well known tourist place in Andaman island. This image here  is also seen somewhere else in our daily lives. Where ?
  54. 54. The 20 rupee note
  55. 55. 9.Connect
  56. 56. Benetton unhate campaign
  57. 57. 10. Connect
  58. 58. All of these are Geographical Indicators (GI). Hyderabadi Haleem, Dharwad Peda, Bikaneri Bhujia, Feni (Goa), Bydagi chilli and Kashmiri Pashmina shawls.
  59. 59. 11. A note issued by…
  60. 60. The INA of Subhash Chandra Bose
  61. 61. 12.CONNECT
  62. 62. All appeared in the Union Bank of India ads.
  63. 63. 13.
  64. 64. Apple welcoming IBM into the PC business.
  65. 65. 14.What has been blanked out.
  66. 66. • 15.ID The famous ad.
  67. 67. Dhara cooking oil. (It was a clip of the Ramu Kaka Jalebi Ad filmed in the railway station).
  68. 68. Round 3
  69. 69. 1. X was born in 1837, a descendant of Welsh ancestors who had come to Massachusetts bay colony in 1636. X was a banker and a corporate arbitrator who settled disagreements on his 165 yacht Corsair. On Oct 24,1907 NYSE pres Ransom Thomas asked X for help as there were insufficient funds to keep NYSE open until its closing time of 3 pm. X raised 25 million. On Oct 29 the mayor of NY asked X to come up with $30 million or else the city wouldve defaulted on the payment.
  70. 70. J P Morgan home
  71. 71. 2. The X  chess tournament takes place every year, usually in January, in a small town called Wijk aan Zee, part of the larger Beverwijk in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It was called the Hoogovens tournament until 1999 after which the Dutch steel and aluminium producer Koninklijke Hoogovens merged with British Steel to form Y. Since the purchase of Y by X, the tournament is  called the X Chess Tournament.The series has continued to be numbered sequentially from its beginnings and hence, the 2011 event was referred to as the 73rd X Chess Tournament on the official website.
  72. 72. X-TATA STEEL Y-CORUS home
  73. 73. 3. In medieval England there were nomadic mercenaries who wandered the country side and would sell their services to the highest bidder. These were hardened fighters who lived solitary lives in the wilderness. They did not have the luxury of servants to polish their armor and it would oxidize to a blackish hue, and they came to be known as black knights. At local town festivals they would have exhibition jousting matches in which the winner of the fight would win the loser’s weapons and armor. The local gentry, softened by the good life, would lose to these black knights. The nomadic knights didn’t have much use for an extra set of armor and would sell it back to them immediately after the fight. Origin of what?
  74. 74. Black Market home
  75. 75. 4.
  76. 76. 4. Malana is a tiny, mysterious village in Himachal Pradesh, supposedly inhabited by descendants of Alexander’s army. People in Malana consider all non-Malani to be inferior and consequently untouchable. Visitors to Malana town must pay particular attention to stick to the prescribed paths and not to touch any of the walls, houses or people there. If this does occur, visitors are expected to pay a forfeit sum, that will cover the sacrificial slaughter of a lamb in order purify the object that has been made impure. Some people see this as a way they use to protect their interests in xxxxx The malana Cream , which is supposed to be the world’s best xxxxx is produced in this village. What?
  77. 77. Hashish/Marijuana home
  78. 78. 5. X first met Y by chance at a railway station in early 60s, when he was travelling by train from Hyderabad to Delhi. X let Y in the AC coupe, where he started sketching him, but he was not “impressed” with the drawing. A few years later Y came to X’s house with a guest and again some days later, the painter came asking for a loan of Rs. 600. After Y sought another loan a few months later, X offered him a job at his company to do some paintings for a monthly salary of Rs. 800. He was elevated to the position of Art Advisor at his company in May 1986 at a salary of Rs. 2,500 per month plus accommodation. Identify X & Y
  79. 79. X – K P SINGH of DLF Y – M F HUSSAIN home
  80. 80. 6. Anil Moolchandani started out in his father’s saree shop in Delhi’s bustling Kamla Nagar, the haunt of Delhi University students. As he hunted for ways to grow, he went into trading in a variety of commodities. Finally, he hit the jackpot in a most unusual way — by printing songbooks with lyrics from Abba’s hit songs. This was 1979, when the Swedish group’s catchy numbers were still top-of-the- pops around the world. Name the company that started thus.
  81. 81. Archies greeting cards home
  82. 82. 7.Every day at 10.30 and 15.00 local time, five representatives of investment banks meet in a small room at Rothschilds London headquarters on St Swithins Lane. In the centre is the chairperson, who is by tradition appointed by the Rothschild bank, although the bank itself has largely withdrawn from the trading. The lead participant will begin the fixing process by proposing a price near the current price. The participants then simulate the result of trading at that price. First, each bank looks at its limit orders and determines how many are eligible to trade at that price. They can also consider how much their proprietary trading desk would trade at the same price. The bank then states a single value, the net amount (in ounces) they wish to buy or sell. After each bank provides this value, they determine if the overall net amount is 0. If so, all transactions succeed and the fix is complete. The chair then states, "There are no flags, and were fixed." What is happening here..
  83. 83. Fixing of gold rates. home
  84. 84. 8. After the Great Fire of London, Nicholas If- Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou- Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon, a physician and a doctor played a major role in the rebuilding of London. He along with 11 other associates pioneered  a concept/industry which has become quite popular today.
  85. 85. After the great fire of London in 1666, theconcept of insurance was started. home
  86. 86. 9.The lower keys rabbit is a subspecies of the marsh rabbit widespread in southern USA. Its distinguished from the adjacent subspecies in skull proprotions and sculpturing in its darker coloration. Its about 16 inches long with brownish dorsal and greyish ventral fur. The rabbit was named in the journal of mammalogy in 1984 by James Lazell Jr. after this person, whose organization funded James research on the animals. Who is it named after?
  87. 87. Hugh Hefner home
  88. 88. 10. Welspun Group  is an Indian  business conglomerate with interests in Steel, Steel pipes, Infrastructure, Energy and Oil & Gas and textiles. For the past two years they have exported  87,538 and  92,493 pieces of X  for Y "Y embodies quality and perfection, and by making us a preferred partner it reinforces the excellence and quality standards we adhere to for producing our products" ,said the Welspun Group Chairman BK Goenka
  89. 89. Wimbledon towels home
  90. 90. 11.Q11 Blank slide
  91. 91. 11. X falsified his date of birth and enlisted in the United States Army at the age of fifteen, completing his service commitment as a mule handler in Cuba.He was honorably discharged after four months. X never held a steady job and worked as a steamboat pilot, insurance salesman, railroad fireman and farmer. His wife left him for this reason and her brother wrote X a letter saying, "She had no business marrying a no-good fellow like you who can’t hold a job". However, Xs fortunes turned after he  opened a service station where he served home cooked ham,chicken and steaks.
  92. 92. Col. Harland Sanders home
  93. 93. 12. In January 2011, the X opened a lockless branch in the village, the first of its kind in the country, taking note of the near-zero crime rate in the region. The local police were reported to be unhappy over this development and that it amounted to a breach of conditions, because the Central government of India has made it mandatory for all banks to have high security.The bank has doors,but they will always remain open. ID X and the reason behind this idea of a lockless branch.
  94. 94. United Commercial (UCO) Bank In Shani Shinganapur. home
  95. 95. 13. Salman Rushdie in his memoirs had said that “My book Satanic Versus was to be published by X, a newly founded publishing house. However an act of greed on my part led me to betray my good friend Liz Calder. It eventually worked out for the best for her, as the fatwa threats would’ve sunk her publishing house X. Instead X survived and a few years later discovered an author Y, and publishing history was made.” ID X and Y
  96. 96. X-BloomsburyY- J K Rowling home
  97. 97. 14Q15 blank slide
  98. 98. The only passengers in my compartment were a girl and a boy. I struck aconversation in French with the young girl. She talked about the travails of livingin an iron curtain country, until we were roughly interrupted by some policemenwho, I later gathered, were summoned by the young man who thought we werecriticising the communist government of Bulgaria.The girl was led away; my backpack and sleeping bag were confiscated. I wasdragged along the platform into a small 8x8 foot room with a cold stone floorand a hole in one corner by way of toilet facilities. I was held in that bitterly coldroom without food or water for over 72 hours.I had lost all hope of ever seeing the outside world again, when the dooropened. I was again dragged out unceremoniously, locked up in the guardscompartment on a departing freight train and told that I would be released 20hours later upon reaching Istanbul. The guards final words still ring in my ears -- "You are from a friendly country called India and that is why we are lettingyou go!"The journey to Istanbul was lonely, and I was starving. This long, lonely, coldjourney forced me to deeply rethink my convictions about Communism. Earlyon a dark Thursday morning, after being hungry for 108 hours, I was purged ofany last vestiges of affinity for the Left.I concluded that entrepreneurship, resulting in large-scale job creation, was theonly viable mechanism for eradicating poverty in societies.
  99. 99. NARAYAN MURTHY home
  100. 100. 15. The name “X” is always written complete with a hyphen. That’s because ‘the hyphen’ symbolizes the partnership or the link between the two founders. In a more profound meaning, the hyphen in the logo represents Claude Johnson, ‘a recognized authority on motoring matters at the time of the companys formation and the man who is accredited with building the name into what it is today’.ID X
  101. 101. Rolls-Royce home
  102. 102. Thank you!

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