The book, How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle -- How the World’s Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers, by William Poundstone is an assimilation of a series of brain racking questions to assess the most creative and talented employees for the recruitment in high tech companies like Microsoft.
Summary Of The Book
In today’s superlative and highly competitive marketplace, employers of high tech companies like Microsoft are vying for that ‘exceptionally brilliant’ candidate. The introduction of the so called ‘puzzle interviews’ by such high-status companies has literally strained the brains of job seekers all over. Yet, they are the tools through which employers pick the most deserving, intelligent, creative, smart and wise candidate for their company. The use of this tricky and tough technique has been in vogue in companies like Microsoft for a great many years. And today, other companies have also started adopting this new trend for hiring employees.
In order to get their dream job and succeed in this cut-throat competitive world, job seekers need to imbue themselves with such tricky and hard-hitting questions. On the other hand, for companies to deliver their utmost best, compete with others in business and be atop, employers need to judge the employee’s maximum potentiality with the help of these questions. For the first time ever, author William Poundstone facilitated the task of both the employers as well as the job seekers by bringing out a book that revolves around the technique of answering some of the world’s most complex riddles and questions.
Some of the questions and riddles discussed in The book How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle -- How the World’s Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers are If you could eliminate one U.S state, which would it be, How would you make an M&M?, Why would a mirror reverse right and left and not up and down, Why are manhole covers round, and How many piano tuners are there in the world. The book has a list of thirty five such riddles used by companies like Microsoft. It is a must have book for all job seekers aiming for Microsoft and other relevant companies and for all those interviewers looking for ways to judge the problem solving ability of their candidates.
About William Poundstone
William Poundstone is a two time nominee of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.
He has written a number of books, some of which include Are you Smart Enough to Work at Google?, Priceless: The Hidden Psychology of Value, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), The Recursive Universe, Big Secrets, and Labyrinths of Reason.
Presently he is residing in Los Angeles.
Awesome book for puzzle enthusiasts
2 Feb, 2015