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Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Fiendish Interview Questions and Puzzles from the World's Top Companies

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The No.1 bestseller new in paperback!

You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world’s top employers, you’ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview questions in the postcrash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths to which the best companies will go to find the right staff. Bestselling author William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and what really goes on inside the Googleplex. How will you fare?

William Poundstone is the author of more than ten non-fiction books, including Fortune's Formula, which was the Amazon Editors' Pick for #1 non-fiction book of 2005. Poundstone has written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, Esquire, Harpers, The Economist, and Harvard Business Review. He has appeared on the Today Show, The David Letterman Show and hundreds of radio talk-shows throughout the world. Poundstone studied physics at MIT and many of his ideas concern the social and financial impact of scientific ideas. His books have sold over half a million copies worldwide.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 1, 2012)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740751

"Serious ammunition to pack for your next job interview."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Poundstone offers strategies for making the best of nerve-racking situations, decoding interviewer's hidden agendas, and salvaging a doomed interview, in a solid treatment peppered with mind-bending puzzles. Poundstone's energetic, compelling writing...makes the book fun even for nonjob seekers."

– Publishers Weekly

Enjoyable. Editor's Pick.

– The Bookseller

Subtle and sophisticated... you will love this book.

– The Observer

A great book.

– Business Life

"As usual, Poundstone delivers. Delightful, fun, and worth a read."

– Seth Godin

An enjoyably brainstretching account of the world's toughest, most mischievous job-interview questions. Engaging, fun, constantly challenging - and best of all, Poundstone explains the answers.

– David Rowan - editor of Wired

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