Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tagged: Bookmark

So sorry Jan for doing this tag a week later. But here it is:

The rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123.
3. Find the first five sentences.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag as many people as you want.

The Book: How Would You Move Mount Fuji? by William Poundstone

The Sentences:

Logic puzzles normally call for a monologue. You're given an intentionally limited amount of information and expected to arrive at a solution on your own. It's bad form to keep pressing the interviewer for information that has been purposely excluded.

That's reasonable enough, but then interviewers often use an entirely different set of rules for other questions. With many design and case questions, interviewers expect you to ask for more information. You may be penalized if you try to go it alone. The personality of the interviewer is a factor too. "Hard interviewers" pose a question and sit there, stone-faced.

I haven't read this book yet, to be honest. And now I'm curious what this book is all about. I'll ask my PM to borrow this book (it was provided by our manager from the US and brought it here during his last visit).

Tagging: Kat ,
Jade , Joy , Issa and Jown . Enjoy Girls!
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