Challenge Your Mind: The Very Best of Derek O’Brien

by Derek O’Brien

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4757-8
  2. Pages: 184 pages
  3. Date: June 2017


Derek O’Brien has been synonymous with quizzing for three decades now. Starting as a quizmaster who worked on weekends conducting quizzes, he went from strength to strength and started his own quiz and knowledge company—Derek O’Brien & Associates. Over the years, Derek and his colleagues have conducted tens of thousands of quiz shows.

In this book, he has chosen some of the best, most challenging and most informative questions that were asked in his path-breaking and entertaining Bournvita Quiz Contest series, as well as other quizzes conducted in schools. With this book, get ready to learn interesting facts across a range of subjects and to challenge your mind with the incomparable Derek O’Brien.


Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He began his career as a journalist for Sportsworld magazine but soon shifted to advertising. After working for a number of very successful years as Creative Head of Ogilvy, Derek decided to focus all his energy and talent in his passion—quizzing.

Today, Derek is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. He has been the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at the Indian Television Academy Awards for three years in a row. Always innovating, Derek is also credited with having conducted the first quiz on Twitter in 2010.

Derek has written over fifty bestselling reference, quiz and textbooks. In 2011, he was voted to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament (MP) and is the Leader of the All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha and the chief national spokesperson.

Keep in touch with Derek on Twitter, where his handle is @quizderek, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MPDerekOBrien/

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