August 19, 2006

TriviaYogi i - Bizz 1

Q1) Name this influential thinker, professor and a former Secretary of Labor US Government (Bill Clinton)

He is Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written ten books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers The Future of Success and Locked in the Cabinet, and his most recent book, Reason. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Robert Reich is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine. (that's the extension question 3 :) ). His weekly commentaries on public radio's "Marketplace" are heard by nearly five million people.

Q2) Connect this Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order 1998 (Hint : Prince Charles's confidante) to the famous accountancy firm. (Please elaborate the connection)

Sir Michael Peat, he is the trusted member of the Clarence House and a private secretary to Charles, Prince of Wales since 2002. The connect here is that he is the great grand son of William Barclay Peat founder of the accountancy firm Peat Warwick which was later merged with other entities to form KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler formed in 1987 with the merger of Peat Marwick International (PMI) and Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG), and their respective member firms). Sir Michael Peat also worked with KPMG from 1972 รข€“ 1993.

Q3) An extension of Q 1 here. What connects these three personalities?

Founders of the famous American Prospect Magazine viz Robert Reich, Robert Kuttner and Paul Starr respectively. This popular magazine was founded in 1990

Q 4) Connect a Before-After, the person on the right is at the helm of this telecom major after replacing the person on the left this June 2006?

Jorma Ollila and Olli Pekka Kallasvuo. Kallasvuo replaced Ollila this June as the President and CEO of NOKIA

Q 5) Connect the three pictures

PS: Courtesy Tata Crucible 2005, it's not the entire question one of the pics has not been included.

The Connect is Dollar Vests. First pic is the plant location of Bhawani Textiles Ltd makers of the popular Dollar Vests and Briefs. Salman Khan endorses their men's brand and Pokemon is their series of products for children (vests and briefs).