Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google

Author: William Poundstone
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780740751
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics

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?

Es lo bastante inteligente para trabajar en Google

Author: William Poundstone
Publisher: CONECTA
ISBN: 9788415431237
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Descubra los códigos para destacar en las entrevistas y conseguir el trabajo que desea en la nueva economía. Si dispone de un montón de monedas tan alto como el Empire State Building, ¿podrá meterlas todas en una habitación? ¿Cómo mediría el peso de su cabeza? ¿Cuántas botellas de champú se producen al año en todo el mundo? ¿Si fuera un personaje de dibujos animados, cuál escogería y por qué? Estas son algunas de las preguntas aparentemente imposibles de responder que suelen plantear en sus procesos de selección de personal las empresas más importantes del mundo, como Google, por ejemplo. William Poundstone revela en este libro las técnicas y los trucos empleados en las entrevistas, y le ofrece las respuestas a muchas de esas cuestiones tan comprometidas. En ¿Es lo bastante inteligente como para trabajar en Google? descubrirá la importancia del pensamiento creativo (y por qué lasempresas lo valoran por encima de los títulos, la experiencia o el coeficiente intelectual), y la manera de destacar en los procesos de selección a los que se enfrente. Este libro constituye una ayuda maravillosa para triunfar en el competitivo mercado de trabajo de hoy en día. La crítica ha dicho... «Poundstone ofrece al lector la posibilidad de medirse con las mentes más brillantes de las empresas punteras de Estados Unidos, al tiempo que demuestra una gran capacidad para explicar conceptos complejos con sencillez.» Bloomberg Businessweek «Un ingenioso manifiesto sobre las técnicas de selección... Poundstone nos presenta un gran número de rompecabezas y una relación exhaustiva de todos los factores que debemos tener en cuenta a la hora de solucionarlos.» CultureLab-New Scientist «En este libro encontrará toda la artillería necesaria para preparar su próxima entrevista de trabajo.» Kirkus Reviews «El estilo ameno de Poundstone convierte la lectura de su libro en un auténtico placer, incluso para quienes no están buscando un trabajo.» Publishers Weekly

Ben jij slim genoeg om voor Google te werken

Author: William Poundstone
Publisher: Spectrum
ISBN: 9789000311415
Release Date: 2012-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

o Je krimpt tot een grootte van een dubbeltje en wordt in een blender gegooid. De blender zal binnen een minuut worden aangezet. Wat doet je? o Je zet een glas met water op een grammofoon en geleidelijk begint die steeds sneller te draaien. Wat gebeurt er als eerst: het glas glijdt ervan af, het glas valt om of het water valt eruit? o Je krijgt een blok kaas en een mes. Hoeveel keer moet je de kaas snijden, zodat je 27 kleine, gelijke blokjes hebt? o Hoeveel hele getallen tussen de 1 en 1.000 bevatten een 3? o Op een verlaten snelweg is de kans dat er een auto langskomt binnen 30 minuten 95%. Hoe hoog is de kans dat er een auto langskomt binnen 10 minuten? o Leg aan je neefje van acht jaar uit wat een database is en gebruik hiervoor 3 zinnen. Dit zijn vragen die je gesteld kunnen worden als je bij Google - of een willekeurig ander bedrijf in de dotcom economy - solliciteert. Ben jij slim genoeg om bij Google te werken? loodst je langs verrassende antwoorden op tientallen van de meest uitdagende vragen die op je afgevuurd kunnen worden tijdens een sollicitatiegesprek.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780307371560
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Country Life

ISBN: PRNC:32101079523336
Release Date: 1922
Genre: Country life

Engineers of Victory

Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588368980
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: History

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and central Europe; to take the fight to the European mainland; and to end Japan’s imperialism. Astonishingly, a little over a year later, these ambitious goals had nearly all been accomplished. With riveting, tactical detail, Engineers of Victory reveals how. Kennedy recounts the inside stories of the invention of the cavity magnetron, a miniature radar “as small as a soup plate,” and the Hedgehog, a multi-headed grenade launcher that allowed the Allies to overcome the threat to their convoys crossing the Atlantic; the critical decision by engineers to install a super-charged Rolls-Royce engine in the P-51 Mustang, creating a fighter plane more powerful than the Luftwaffe’s; and the innovative use of pontoon bridges (made from rafts strung together) to help Russian troops cross rivers and elude the Nazi blitzkrieg. He takes readers behind the scenes, unveiling exactly how thousands of individual Allied planes and fighting ships were choreographed to collectively pull off the invasion of Normandy, and illuminating how crew chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that would drop the atomic bombs on Japan. The story of World War II is often told as a grand narrative, as if it were fought by supermen or decided by fate. Here Kennedy uncovers the real heroes of the war, highlighting for the first time the creative strategies, tactics, and organizational decisions that made the lofty Allied objectives into a successful reality. In an even more significant way, Engineers of Victory has another claim to our attention, for it restores “the middle level of war” to its rightful place in history. Praise for Engineers of Victory “Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war.”—Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review “Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference.”—The Washington Post “This superb book is Kennedy’s best.”—Foreign Affairs From the Hardcover edition.

The Motor

ISBN: UOM:39015015420782
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Transportation

When Genres Collide

Author: Matt Brennan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501319044
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Music

When Genres Collide is a provocative history that rethinks the relationship between jazz and rock through the lens of the two oldest surviving and most influential American popular music periodicals: Down Beat and Rolling Stone. Writing in 1955, Duke Ellington argued that the new music called rock 'n' roll "is the most raucous form of jazz, beyond a doubt.Â?? So why did jazz and rock subsequently become treated as separate genres? The rift between jazz and rock (and jazz and rock scholarship) is based on a set of received assumptions about their fundamental differences, but there are other ways popular music history could have been written. By offering a fresh examination of key historical moments when the trajectories and meanings of jazz and rock intersected, overlapped, or collided, it reveals how music critics constructed an ideological divide between jazz and rock that would be replicated in American musical discourse for decades to follow.

Blackett s War

Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307743633
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: History

Documents the story of a small group of scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of waging wars, citing the contributions of future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett.

The Cambridge History of the Second World War Volume 1 Fighting the War

Author: John Ferris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108406386
Release Date: 2017-11-23
Genre: History

The military events of the Second World War have been the subject of historical debate from 1945 to the present. It mattered greatly who won, and fighting was the essential determinant of victory or defeat. In Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War a team of twenty-five leading historians offer a comprehensive and authoritative new account of the war's military and strategic history. Part I examines the military cultures and strategic objectives of the eight major powers involved. Part II surveys the course of the war in its key theatres across the world, and assesses why one side or the other prevailed there. Part III considers, in a comparative way, key aspects of military activity, including planning, intelligence, and organisation of troops and matérial, as well as guerrilla fighting and treatment of prisoners of war.

Britain s Shield

Author: David Zimmerman
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 0750917997
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: History

This is the first comprehensive study of how a small group of scientists, engineers, airmen and politicians sought to integreate radar into the British Air Defenses.