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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Mar 03, Michael rated it it was amazing. 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 ebough near correct.

The last half of the book supplies not just the answers to all the puzzles, but detailed explanations as well. Leo Benedictus is author of The Afterparty Vintage. If you have a job interview with a company like Google one that likes to hire creative smart people read this book to prepare for stupid questions like the blender question or a more reasonable one that you just need a little warm up for like: What do you do?

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? – Wikipedia

The book correctly points out that, even though lots of companies rely on such puzzles during interviews, they are not reliable predictors of eventual performance on the job. This book is all about Google. A few of these experiences were good, while many were horrible. Where we played Ms. Still, its good to know the types of questions employers may be asking these days.


And some are just fun to try to remember such as getting the lions and men across the river. It’s a little bit front loaded with good material, but I think anyone interested in interviewing for new positions or redeveloping their own organization’s hiring process would find this book fun and useful.

It was fun trying to solve the puzzles.

Also useful to scan in preparation for any interview because smat The short answer to the title of this book is “No”. Honestly, this book is amazing. It turns out that each number, when written as a word, is the highest possible containing one more letter than its predecessor.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Return to Book Page. From The Favourite to Toy Story 4, here are the movies to watch in Here are a few of the top movies hitting the The second half of the book is devoted to finding the best way to solve each problem.

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I was pleased that I came up with workable answers that weren’t included in Poundstone’s chapters. There is quite a lot of sucking up to Google, actually, even though the effectiveness of the company’s methods is far from proven.


Poundstone explains how Google, with its extensive perks and cool working environment, remains one of the world’s most popular employers. Nice book for puzzle lovers. I’ll definitely buy the author’s previous book too and search for similar ones. Where we remembered information, they much evaluate and analyze.

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

One where I get to work with computers and solve puzzles that make sense. Jan 15, Peter Wu rated it really liked it. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. Poundstone’s book is a very engaging read, even yoy you never plan to work at Google.

Coming up with answers is quite difficult. Since I am not going to facing tricky interview questions anytime soon, I thought it would be fun to tackle them as a puzzle and review the mental processes necessary to solve same. All the action from the first night of the Rose of Tralee It’s the first goolge the two-night televised William Poundstone is the author of more than ten non-fiction tl, including ‘ Fortune’s Formula ‘, which was the Amazon Editors’ Pick for 1 non-fiction book of No trivia or quizzes yet.

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