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How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?

And Other Perplexing Puzzles from the Toughest Interviews in the World

William Poundstone



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One World
01 August 2021
In 2017 Tesla received half a million job applications.

How do top companies choose which people to hire? It's through interviews asking uniquely demanding questions testing imagination, persistence, and creativity.

This book explores the new world of interviewing at A-list employers. It will tell how new developments in psychographics have changed the interviewing process. It will reveal sixty devious and difficult interview questions used to vet candidates-and show you what the perfect answer looks like.

Not only a must-read for interview preparation, the book is full of fiendish riddles and puzzles to challenge any mind.
Imprint:   One World
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 146mm,  Spine: 28mm
ISBN:   9780861540075
ISBN 10:   0861540077
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William Poundstone is the author of seventeen books including How to Predict Everything, How to Predict the Unpredictable and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? He has written for the Economist, New York Times, Harper's and Harvard Business Review, among others. You can find out more about him on his website:

Reviews for How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?: And Other Perplexing Puzzles from the Toughest Interviews in the World

'An entertaining book we can all enjoy... highly informative and amusing.' -- <i>Daily Mail</i> 'Full of valuable insight on effectively navigating the interviewing process, this is a must-read for those looking to nail their next interview.' * <i>Publishers Weekly</i> * 'Thought-provoking... Clearly, Poundstone isn't talking about fighting ducks at all, although you'll have plenty of fun deconstructing the analogy with logical analysis.' * <i>E&T Magazine</i> * '[An] entertaining headscratcher.' -- <i>Choice</i>

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