How Would You Move Mount Fuji?
Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers
By (author) William Poundstone
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How Would You Move Mount Fuji? by William Poundstone
Book DescriptionMicrosoft's interview process is a notoriously gruelling sequence of brain-busting questions that separate the most creative thinkers from the merely brilliant. So effective is their technique that other leading corporations - from the high-tech industry to consulting and financial services - are modelling their own hiring practices on Bill Gates' unique approach. HOW WOULD YOU MOVE MOUNT FUJI? reveals for the first time more than 35 of Microsoft's puzzles and riddles, such as: * Why does a mirror reverse right and left but not up and down? * If you could eliminate one U.S. state, which would it be? * How many piano tuners are there in the world? And for the first time, this book supplies answers and approaches using creative analytical thinking that works. Anyone in business, and everyone who wants to be, will find this book a valuable new approach to hiring, identifying talent in an organization, and getting the job of a lifetime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316778497
(210mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - William Poundstone
William Poundstone is the bestselling author of eight books, including Prisoner's Dilemma and Big Secrets. He has written for The Economist, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review and other publications. His science writing has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.
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