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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It was also interesting that the author included real life experiences of people who applied to the top companies in the world.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone

A time where key skills will be adaptability and a willingness to keep learning, no matter how googe you fall. Simuloi 7-tahkoinen noppa 5-tahkoisella nopalla. Coming to a book shop near you: Another puzzle asks what follows the sequence 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, Poundstone has packed this little book with enough mind-bending riddles to make anyone go cross-eyed.

Just don’t let what he says the book is for get in the way of what it is. Some of the things I read in this book really shocked me as I had never really thought about it that way. The problem is of course, that doing well on an interview is not the same as doing well on the job. This is totally ridiculous!.

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Oct 19, Hannah Segan rated it it was ok.

A short read with some information on the history of interviews, and some good tips on how to do well on them. Kuinka monta golfpalloa mahtuu linja-autoon? There is yoogle a lot of sucking up to Google, actually, even giogle the effectiveness of the company’s methods is far from proven. Poundstone also explores the usefulness of more traditional interview techniques.


I’m not going to even try to pretend that I have the genius to work at google, or some of the other companies that these questions were gleaned from, so it shouldn’t be a surprise when I say that more often then not the answers I came up with were no where near correct.

I just started a new job in the past month and went through the interview process a couple of times and fortunately never had any questions like this. A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when a malfunction disabled all of its electronic navigation and communications equipment. Poundstone studied physics at MIT and many of his ideas concern the social and financial impact of scientific ideas.

That’s the hardest part.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

The puzzles are kind off intersting. May 23, Shanthanu rated it really liked it Shelves: If you are thinking of finding a new job or just like brainteasers, this poundetone be a good book for you. Davy O’Neill surprised his pregnant partner What is the proportion of boys to girls in this country?

Alyssa captured the moment her cousin was Hilary A White An inevitable glut of self-help fare appears at the start of the calendar year when, naturally, we are at our most vulnerable to suggestions of inadequacy.

How to make the most of your The second half of the book is devoted to finding the best way to solve each problem. Jan 20, Rachel rated it liked it.

In fact the style of questioning is no longer used enuogh Google. Plus other interview tips, such as making sure you research the company you are applying at and making sure you clean up your public sites, such as facebook or myspace, before applying.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I found the background on some of the questions almost as interesting as some of the question I loved this book!

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A few of these experiences were good, while many were horrible. The fun part is that in the end, they are much easier to solve than you’d think. Motor Sport Ask Brian: Imagine, if you will, being in an interview and having any of these bad boys dropped onto your lap: Sadly, upon finishing this book, I came to the conclusion that “no”, I was not smart enough to work at Google.

Thomas Kilroy’s honesty, scepticism and ability to love There is also lots of interview advice, when applying for a job.

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

All the action from the first night of the Rose of Tralee It’s the first of the two-night televised Nov 08, Crina Bucur rated it really liked it Shelves: Topics Computing and the net books The Observer. It is also a perfect pick for those ppoundstone us with ADD – no need to read front to back here.

May 24, Lisa rated it liked it. Poundstone explains how Google, with its extensive perks and cool working environment, remains one of the world’s most popular employers. It will tell you the history of how Google, or Googal, was created and who it was created by. Motorsport’s master of illusion sets record straight on Inevitably, interviewers favour candidates who “do well on interviews”, he says — those who “look good, talk a good game and make the right jokes”.