8. The YKK Corporation produces architectural
products and industrial machinery. However,
it is most famous for producing Xs.
Its factory site in Macon, Georgia produces 7
million of these a day. It also produces its
own brass to make the teeth and slider parts
of X. The same factory also dyes the fabric
part of X.
X is the signature product of YKK and YKK is
the largest supplier.
What is X?
11. In the 1950s, Ferrucio X, tractor
manufacturer with a penchant for fast cars,
approached Enzo Ferrari about the
substandard cluth, poor interiors, etc of his
purchased Ferrari. Enzo dismissed him saying
“You know how to drive a tractor, but you will
never learn to drive a Ferrari”.
What did Ferrucio do?
13. In 1960, two brothers Tom and James
purchased this store for about $575. Later,
James traded his half of the business to Tom
for a used Volkswagen Beetle.
The franchise started with three stores in
1969, as reflected by 3 dots in its logo. Which
franchise, familiar to all of us in Ranchi?
15. Tarangini Mitra loved pirouetting and her
performance at her school‟s annual day
function caught the eye of Mr. Padmasree,
reputed ad-director, who decided to use it in
his next ad, accompanied by a jingle.
What was the ad for?
One of the greatest
entrepreneurs of the
20th Century, he was as
remembered for his
and reclusion as he
was for his
is an artist‟s rendition
of his later life.
He was also the subject
of a 2004 Oscar
17. The Panic of 1907, was a financial crisis
that almost crippled the American economy.
X stepped in personally and took charge in
resolving the crisis. He helped redirect money
between banks, secure international lines of
credit and bought plummeting stocks of
healthy corporations. This eventually led to
the formation of the Federal Reserve System.
However, critics were soon to attack him for his
overpowering role in the economy, as shown
in the following cartoon.
18. X was the third-generation head of the
family-run business Y. Y was founded as a
maker of playing cards but X dreamed big
and after several failed ventures into food,
taxis, love-motels, etc… Y found its calling in
its original industry, and would later be a
benchmark and now a global giant with
competition from Sony and Microsoft.
Id X and Y
20. These became popular in the US by the end
of Summer 2004 and later garnered
worldwide recognition. They come is different
sizes and are elastic and predominantly
yellow. There was speculation that there
would be a drop in sales post 2012, but sales
have only grown. A 2013 article estimates
that a total of 80 million of these have been
sold to date.