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How Would You Move Mount Fuji?

How Would You Move Mount Fuji?

Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers

  • Author: William Poundstone
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0759528020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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For years, Microsoft and other high-tech companies have been posing riddles and logic puzzles like these in their notoriously grueling job interviews. Now "puzzle interviews" have become a hot new trend in hiring. From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, employers are using tough and tricky questions to gauge job candidates' intelligence, imagination, and problem-solving ability -- qualities needed to survive in today's hypercompetitive global marketplace. For the first time, William Poundstone reveals the toughest questions used at Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies -- and supplies the answers. He traces the rise and controversial fall of employer-mandated IQ tests, the peculiar obsessions of Bill Gates (who plays jigsaw puzzles as a competitive sport), the sadistic mind games of Wall Street (which reportedly led one job seeker to smash a forty-third-story window), and the bizarre excesses of today's hiring managers (who may start off your interview with a box of Legos or a game of virtual Russian roulette). How Would You Move Mount Fuji? is an indispensable book for anyone in business. Managers seeking the most talented employees will learn to incorporate puzzle interviews in their search for the top candidates. Job seekers will discover how to tackle even the most brain-busting questions, and gain the advantage that could win the job of a lifetime. And anyone who has ever dreamed of going up against the best minds in business may discover that these puzzles are simply a lot of fun. Why are beer cans tapered on the end, anyway?

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

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 Anywhere in the New Economy

  • Author: William Poundstone
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 031619297X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 300
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Are you Smart Enough to Work at Google? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. Learn the importance of creative thinking, how to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. 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? is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market.

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

Volume 3: The Magic of Mathematics

  • Author: Jennifer Beineke,Jason Rosenhouse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691194416
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 352
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The history of mathematics is replete with examples of major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. The modern theory of probability arose out of problems of concern to gamblers, for example, and modern combinatorics grew out of various games and puzzles. Despite this track record and a wealth of popular-level books, there remain few conduits for research in recreational mathematics. The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects now returns with an all-new third volume, presenting new research in diverse areas of recreational mathematics. This volume focuses on four areas: puzzles and brainteasers, games, algebra and number theory, and geometry and topology. Readers will create Spiral Galaxies, Japanese symmetric grid puzzles consisting of squares and circles whose solutions are letters and numbers; delve into a paradox in the game of Bingo; examine the card tricks of mathematician-philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce; learn about the mathematics behind Legos; and much more. Elucidating the many connections between mathematics and games, The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects is sure to challenge and inspire mathematicians and math enthusiasts.

Algorithmic Puzzles

Algorithmic Puzzles

  • Author: Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199876541
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 280
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While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic brainteasers as well as newer examples from job interviews with major corporations to show readers how to apply analytical thinking to solve puzzles requiring well-defined procedures. The book's unique collection of puzzles is supplemented with carefully developed tutorials on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques intended to walk the reader step-by-step through the various approaches to algorithmic problem solving. Mastery of these strategies--exhaustive search, backtracking, and divide-and-conquer, among others--will aid the reader in solving not only the puzzles contained in this book, but also others encountered in interviews, puzzle collections, and throughout everyday life. Each of the 150 puzzles contains hints and solutions, along with commentary on the puzzle's origins and solution methods. The only book of its kind, Algorithmic Puzzles houses puzzles for all skill levels. Readers with only middle school mathematics will develop their algorithmic problem-solving skills through puzzles at the elementary level, while seasoned puzzle solvers will enjoy the challenge of thinking through more difficult puzzles.

Chemistry Education

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

  • Author: Javier García-Martínez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527679324
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 792
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Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview

How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview

  • Author: John Kador
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
  • ISBN: 9780071440011
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 239
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The inside track on how to beat the "logic puzzle" job interview As if job interviews weren't nerve-wracking enough, many companies, in their pursuit of the brightest and best, have begun beleaguering applicants with tests of logic, creativity, and analytical abilities. Many firms have replaced traditional interview questions such as "Tell us about yourself" or "What's your biggest weakness?" with mind-benders such as: Why are beer cans tapered at both ends? How many piano tuners are there in the world? How many Ping-Pong balls can you stuff into a Boeing 747? How would you design a bathroom for the CEO of the company? If you could remove any one of the 50 U.S.states, which one would it be? In How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview, bestselling careers author John Kador gives readers the inside track on this new interview technique. He provides 75 puzzles actually used by HR departments across the nation, and he offers tips on how to solve them and present the solutions so as to make the best possible impression.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781558626003
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

FYI

FYI

For Your Improvement : a Guide for Development and Coaching

  • Author: Michael M. Lombardo,Robert W. Eichinger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Career development
  • Page: 580
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"For learners, managers, mentors, and feedback givers."

Talking Your Way to the Top

Talking Your Way to the Top

Business English That Works

  • Author: Gretchen S. Hirsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781591024613
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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Business communications expert Hirsch guides readers through the perils and pleasures of the spoken word on their way up the corporate ladder.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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