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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In the ways that matter, though, he is an excellent writer, keeping chattiness and detail balanced, and steering us with jovial ease through some captivating algebraic pages. I don’t really want to work at Google, but what a trippy little book! I didn’t really enjoy this book at all for some reasons.

Because once you got to the answer, it was simple and you got a little mad at yourself smwrt not having thought of it earlier.

Also ways to phrase your answers so that even if they are wrong you don’t look like a complete idiot. Quotes from Are You Smart Eno Pregnant Dublin woman receives perfect proposal as gender reveal Poundstone studied physics at MIT and many of his ideas concern the social and financial impact of scientific ideas.

The author also gave quite a few tips on what to do if you’re hit with questions you don’t quite know how to answer. The demands in the current workplace are and the workplace of the near future will be, by necessity, more complex, more dependent on lateral yyou and creativity, and much less focused on the idea of “one right answer.


That’s the hardest part. The emphasized traits are particularly essential considering our future characterized by continuous technological advancement.

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

This book would help you prepare your mind for that type of thinking and I would highly recommend this book if you were going to interview at Google. The book included many brain teasers and problems that you’d have to take time to think about.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? It receives about one million job applications every year. And for inquiring minds, no, I am not smart enough to work at Google.

It explains what interviewers are looking for and gives answers to many common questions you’ll likely face. How to make the most of your It will tell you the history of how Google, or Googal, was created and who it was created by.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The chance of one toss producing a head is different from the chance of it producing a tail, but the chance of two tosses producing a head then a tail is the same as the chance of two tosses producing a tail then a head.

I think if the book had more information about Google and working there, it would be more intriguing. The logic puzzles which were the main part of this book were great and though I felt super stupid not being able to answer the majority of them, I feel like I learned from that. The solutions are quite interesting and offered me a lot of new insights. Jan 20, Rachel rated it liked it.


In my opinion, I’m glad I read it. Apr 17, Karly Steele Lyle rated it liked it Shelves: There is food for thought here whether you are in the job market, in school, have kids in school, or just want to stretch your brain out a little bit. PS If riddles make you feel stupid, that’s OK. Who thought them up, how they relate to the job at hand, and how some don’t have any relevance to the job at all, but why the interviewer is asking them anyway.

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How much, ideally, do I want to read about them? Th rest of the book is only worth skimming through. Mar 28, Grumpus rated it it was ok Shelves: Want to Read saving….

The interviewer will never tell you whether you’re yo good or bad. Some ok, most of the torture, er, I mean interview, techniques used border on the sadistic and pathological. Sep 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: But I also realize that the demands on the brains of this generation are fantastically different.