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Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job in the New Economy | [William Poundstone]

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job in the New Economy

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? 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 Enough to Work at Google? covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.
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Publisher's Summary

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? 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 Enough to Work at Google? guides listeners through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a must listen for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 William Poundstone (P)2012 Random House

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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 01-09-12
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2002

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Fun, but not in Audio..."

    This book has many fun problems, and even gives general strategies for solving such problems and reasonable advice about taking a tech interview, but it is really not effective in an audible format. It does have a PDF with drawings related to a bunch of the problems, but listening to the binary sequences of Gray codes or the numerous unique ways to paint a cube was both tedious and unenlightening. This would be quite a fun book in written form, but I could not recommend the audio version.

    36 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    David Danzig New York, NY USA 01-18-12
    David Danzig New York, NY USA 01-18-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Challenging as an audiobook"

    I agree with the reviewer who pointed out that, because it is largely a puzzle-book, it is significantly more challenging as an audiobook than it would be in written form. But I would also point out that if you can't handle this book as an audiobook, then you're probably not smart enough to work at Google. If you are considering this book because you really are contemplating a job interview, you will receive these or similar puzzles orally, not in written form. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself by doing something that's a little more difficult. The book is perfectly comprehensible, even without ever actually referring to the PDF at all.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Bloomfield, NM, United States 05-05-12
    Michelle Bloomfield, NM, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Uh no but.....Great GOOGLE Read"

    I was fascinated by this book. It has challenged me to think outside of the box and think about what I want to do for my next fourty years. Great read- I also bought this in paperback as I wanted to redo some of the puzzles again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Morad Jerusalem 04-05-14
    Morad Jerusalem 04-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Recommended to anyone who like puzzles..."

    Ironically I was reading this book when I was already working at Google, I didn't read it to prepare for interviews or anything, I was just interested in the puzzles, and this book didn't disappoint...

    Aside from the puzzles the stories about the IT industry hiring processes were very interesting as well...

    So if you wanna read this book because you're trying to get hired somewhere, I can't say how much it will help, but if you're reading it for fun and brain teasers, I highly recommend it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Mount Horeb, WI, United States 02-07-12
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Difficult to follow without visualizing word problems and having time to think over problems.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More outside the box stories, less word puzzles.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting, but fell short of my expectations...needed more points of attack than simply giving a bunch of puzzles to tackle.

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