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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (563 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Poundstone Narrator: Joe Ochman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780307969811
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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? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellian Kennedy | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed the stories and the brainteasers inside the book. Alas I am sadly not smart enough to work at google, lol. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Polly | 2/15/2014

    " Apparently, the answer for me is no. I kept getting frustrated and then feeling grateful I have a job. One where I get to work with computers and solve puzzles that make sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting read, and quick to get through. Also, for me at least, the answer to the title question is totally no. My old nemisis math makes far too much of an appearance in the interview examples :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SusanM | 2/4/2014

    " I had no idea that companies asked riddle-type questions at interviews. Since I love math and logic, I found the questions intriguing. (It was a good thing the answers were in the book!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/25/2014

    " Offers easy to understand insight into how to approach and answer though interview questions. However I still hope I am not asked any of these questions in an interview anytime soon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 1/25/2014

    " In a nutshell: no. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicci | 1/21/2014

    " This book has so far proved i am not smart enough to work at Google! But then i knew that already before i bought it. It makes a really interesting read about the strange questions you can be asked in an interview by them and other top companies. Really interesting trying to do the questions yourself. Really interesting and different book to read. So far really enjoyng it! Not going to lie though, some of the questions they were asking i could not even remotely understand! Lol. Probably why i dont work at Google!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/16/2014

    " No, I am not smart enough to work at Google. I know, you're probably shocked to hear it. It was an interesting read; especially since I haven't had to do a job interview in 12 years. It's a lot different now:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Criner | 1/12/2014

    " I'm not looking for a new job, but I did enjoy this book of puzzles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve Gross | 1/6/2014

    " Way overblown. Author sounds somewhat smarmy as he tells you the answers to brainteasers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Goh | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting insight into the reasoning behind some interview questions, including those with no real right answer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this book a lot. I was a bit disapointed in the puzzels listed as my grandparents had us doing most of them when we were kids. This book was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilie | 12/6/2013

    " Yeah, no. I'm creative, but those math problems are hard! Fun and educational read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrik | 11/20/2013

    " a fun, fresh, and quick read. not so much about google (didn't think so either), as it is about tricky questions and job interviews in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisareads | 7/9/2013

    " Two and a half stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Gillette | 6/18/2013

    " Good Lord, no, I am not smart enough to work at any of the places in this book. These people are insane! This book is really interesting and explains the rational behind the questions, but Lord help me if I am ever asked any of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 5/16/2013

    " Entertaining & informative. My husband & I enjoyed trying to figure out the riddles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 4/19/2013

    " Even though this book made me feel a little slow and dumb, I enjoyed the explanations behind the interview test questions such as logical, mathematical, outside the box etc. Will look at things a little different when involved in interviews now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 1/19/2013

    " I'm smart enough to know that I don't want to work at google. I was hoping this book would help me as an interviewer...not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MiÄ·elis | 12/2/2012

    " Combination of history and practice of tricky interview questions and questions/solutions themselves. Not so much about Google itself, that's what I liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Voracious | 10/28/2012

    " Enjoyable puzzles, but a depressing message about the arbitrary nature of employee selection, and the unwillingness of HR people to admit that many of their processes have little or no empirical support. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Juline | 6/6/2012

    " apparently, I'm not smart enough to work at google...to be honest, i just skipped most of the puzzles and read the solutions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 5/15/2012

    " seemed like there were not answers to many of the interview questions _ would have been funny if they added more "true" stories from past applicants "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/10/2012

    " Very interesting and a good study before any interview... however, I've decided that I am not smart enough to work at Google. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna Elsass | 2/6/2012

    " The book has some interesting trips for the trickier interview questions, primarily around ways to think about the questions. About a third of the way through the book I was basically finished with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Rainwater | 1/25/2012

    " Great book on new interview techniques based on the Google interviewing process "

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About the Author
Author William Poundstone

William Poundstone is the author of twelve books, including How Would You Move Mount Fuji? and Fortune’s Formula, which was Amazon Editors’ pick for the #1 nonfiction book of the year in 2005. He has written for the New York Times, Harper’s, Harvard Business Review, and the Village Voice, among other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Joe Ochman is an American voice actor and stage director.