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WILLIAM POUNDSTONE: ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:30am

Imagine in the middle of a job interview being asked the following question: “You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown into a blender. Your mass is reduced, so your density is the same as usual. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?” For some years now, corporations like Google, Microsoft and even Walmart have begun to ask applicants tough thought problems and odd riddles that are meant to showcase how an applicant can creatively solve problems. How hard are these questions? Tune in tonight when we talk with author WILLIAM POUNDSTONE about his new informative and fun book: ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? TRICK QUESTIONS, ZEN-LIKE RIDDLE, INSANELY DIFFICULT PUZZLES AND OTHER DEVIOUS INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET A JOB ANYWHERE IN THE NEW ECONOMY. Tune in and learn how you would go about weighing your head.

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