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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Just don’t let what he says the book is for get in the way of what it is. 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. Also useful to scan in preparation for any interview because you The short answer to the title of this poundztone is “No”. Hardcoverpages.

It was funny and informative. Jan 17, Aimeekay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Inevitably, interviewers favour candidates who “do well on interviews”, he says — those who “look good, talk a good game and make the right jokes”. I still had fun though.

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

The object is to get people thinking and the intellectual challenges it poses have become the stuff of legend. While I do enjoy some logic puzzles, this book helped remind me why I hate math and wound up an English major. Pacman and ate up power pills and little ghosts, they play games where they have to use different characters with different skills and attributes to solve multi-layered problems.


Now that I’ve read it, I know that some companies even look at your high school grades. No trivia or quizzes yet. What do you do? The book correctly points out that, even though lots of companies rely on such puzzles during interviews, they are not reliabl This is a fun book of puzzles of all types; mathematical, logical, algorithms, estimation, mind games and creativity.

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To convince us of the second book’s relevance, he gamely invents the task of coaching people to apply to technology companies after the recession, and then squares up to it. Mar 28, Grumpus rated it it was ok Shelves: Brief Answers to the Big Questions review: Apparently, the answer for me is no.

The demands in the current workplace are and the workplace of the near future will be, by necessity, more complex, more dependent on lateral thinking and googld, and much less focused on the idea of “one right answer.

The style of the writing has a light touch, and is often subtly humorous.

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

Davy O’Neill surprised his pregnant partner Jul 25, Angelino Desmet rated it really liked it. Every family keeps having children until they have a boy; then they stop. Some ok, most of the torture, er, Eonugh mean interview, techniques used border on the sadistic and pathological. I absolutely love this book!!! Because once you got to the answer, it was simple and you got a little mad at yourself for not having thought of it earlier.


Apr 26, Barbara rated it really liked it. Your brain is growing, provided that work for it. Imagine, if you will, being in an interview and having any of these bad smrt dropped onto your lap: Poundstone has packed this little book with enough mind-bending riddles to make anyone go cross-eyed.

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

Alyssa captured the moment her cousin was William Poundstone underscores the right mindset any person can and should develop. It provides a behind-the-scenes account of the techniques, tricks, poundsstone ninja mind games that a job seeker might enounter The true horrors of the festive season.

Where we remembered information, they much evaluate enugh analyze. Heartwarming moment girlfriend is gifted a puppy for Christmas after losing her Pacman and ate up power pills poundstkne little ghosts, th I don’t really want to work at Google, but what a trippy little book!

One where I get to work with computers and solve puzzles that make sense. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 07, Polly rated it it was ok Shelves: