If you want to work at Google, or any of America’s best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. ARE YOU SMART. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google is a business book by Pulitzer Prize-nominated science writer, William Poundstone, describing details of the. Some way into this book, you realise something, or at least I did. Only the first pages have anything to do with Google’s interview technique.

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Thought provoking analysis of cutting edge interview technique matched with very clever brain teasers. The subtleties are thoroughly debated, explanations are satisfactory and the author gracefully manages not to be boring, even when getting technical. After all, according to the data the author presents, interviews really are no true reflection on how the applicant is actually going to perform on the job. Every family keeps having children until they have a boy; then they stop.

They had been watching the animated TV series of Batman, and their argument became quite heated. I recommend the book for all those who like a diverse range of challenging puzzles.

All the action from the first night of the Rose of Tralee It’s the first of the two-night televised Google probably doesn’t hire many 55 year olds. Where we remembered information, they much evaluate and analyze.

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I would recommend this book for people who enjoys working with problems and poumdstone challenges. Imagine, if you will, being in an interview and having any of these bad boys dropped onto your lap: Does this one have similar insights about Google as a company, as a place to work?

Who thought them up, how they relate to the job at hand, and how some don’t have any relevance to the job at all, but why the interviewer is asking them anyway. Thomas Kilroy’s honesty, scepticism and ability to love The chance of one toss producing a head is different from the chance of it producing a tail, but the chance of two tosses producing a head then a tail is the same as the chance of two tosses producing a tail then a head.

Readers are guaranteed a good time and a roller coaster of emotions ranging from pride “Victory!

Review: Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? By William Poundstone

It provides a behind-the-scenes account of the techniques, tricks, and ninja mind games that a job seeker might enounter Could it be possible it was just over my head? The book included many brain teasers and problems that you’d have to take time to think about.

Poundstone explains how Google, with its extensive perks and cool working environment, remains wlrk of the world’s most popular employers. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The problem is of course, that doing well on an interview is not the same as doing well on the job. A popular search engine will help you find the answer.

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Some are nonsensical – How would you weigh your head? Sadly, upon finishing this book, I came to the conclusion that “no”, I was not smart enough to work at Google. Smarrt book correctly points out that, even though lots of companies rely on such puzzles during interviews, they are not reliabl This ppundstone a fun book of puzzles of all types; mathematical, logical, algorithms, estimation, mind games and creativity.


Alicia No, it does not give insight into Google’s culture. Where we played Ms.

Jun 27, Vadim Sviridovich rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 26, Barbara rated it really liked it. I found outright beauty in the reasoning that seeks the quickest way, with two eggs, to determine which floor in a storey building is the highest you can safely drop one from.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. The advice is good not just for Google, but for many other companies as well. Poundstone presents some of the toughest interview questions that are actually being asked by companies today.

Motorsport’s master of illusion sets record straight on After realising this, you wonder something else: Coming up with answers is quite difficult. There is also a list of useful websites on the matter to refer to, at the end of the book.

I still had fun though.