Answers to The Strategist Quiz (#547)

1 Which technology consulting service gets its name from Thomas Edison’s quote, “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration”?

99U. Owned by Adobe 99U is a consulting service and annual marketing conference in New York

2 This commodity is a hybrid of two cultivars and was first developed at the University of California Citrus Experiment Station. It was released for commercial cultivation in 1935. Its largest producers are from the State of Punjab both in India and Pakistan. India produces about 1 million tons of it and about 25,000 tons is exported. Name it.

The citrus fruit Kinnow. It is a hybrid of two citrus cultivars - King (Citrus nobilis) × Willow Leaf (Citrus × deliciosa) - first developed by Howard B Frost, at the University of California Citrus Experiment Station

3 Connect a fictional mineral from the digital game “Minecraft” and Kenya which is called the silicon savannah and what do you arrive at?

Windows 10 from Microsoft. The code name was Redstone. It was launched by Satya Nadella in Nairobi Kenya in 2015

4 This industrial chemist was identified by the promoter of this brand and sent to England in the early 1910s to fine tune his knowledge about making soap. He was nicknamed “Soap Shastry”. He came back and helped establish manufacture a distinguished brand. Name the brand and this person.

Sosale Garalapuri Shastry

5 This product was born when its division was downsized way back in 1978. In order to maintain its profitability and survive in its company its team converted the existing product pressman into the __.

Sony’s Walkman

6 What is the term used to describe the raw inflation figure as reported through the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI calculates the cost to purchase a fixed basket of goods, as a way of determining how much inflation is occurring in the broad economy.

Headline Inflation

7 Whose theme is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”?

The WEF 2018 edition at Davos

8 Most digital photos are compressed to save space, so the data is rearranged and it’s no longer identical to the original image. Name the technique or the term used to describe this process.

The Lossy compression opposite of Glossy and Loss for lost data

9 This company founded in the 1880s found its share price jump more than 200 per cent earlier this month after it said it would create a crypto coin currency. As a company it became a case study of a giant that literally collapsed in the digital era. Name it.

Kodak is launching the KodakOne platform which will let photographers license their work using an encrypted, digital ledger. Users will also be able to accept payment for their work using a new cryptocurrency called Kodak Coin

10 Both these images are brand logos and are found in the respective packaging. Name both and the controversial connection

The first (etched by Rubens) is of the Grand Old Parr whisky launched in 1909 and named after the oldest Englishman to have lived, Thomas Parr. The second image is that of the famous old monk rum founded by Mohan Meakin

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