How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?

Pages: 320
Subject: Self-Help
Imprint: Oneworld

How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?

And Other Perplexing Puzzles from the Toughest Interviews in the World

William Poundstone

How to tackle the toughest interview questions Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google have to offer - and other perplexing problems to puzzle any mind!
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The Book

‘An entertaining book we can all enjoy… highly informative and amusing.' Daily Mail

Every year, millions of applications stream to a handful of companies that regularly top the listings of best employers: Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Alphabet, Disney, SpaceX, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers and others.

In 2017, Tesla received as many as 200 applications for each vacancy, making it ten times more selective than Harvard. The only way to choose who to hire is with uniquely demanding questions that test imagination, persistence and creativity. Questions like:

How is a milk carton like a plane seat?

Why don't animals have wheels?

What would happen if you drilled a hole all the way through the Earth and jumped in it?

How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck? explores the new world of interviewing at A-list employers. It reveals more than 70 outrageously perplexing riddles and puzzles and supplies both answers and general strategy for creative problem-solving.

Additional Information

Subject Self-Help
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

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:


‘An entertaining book we can all enjoy… highly informative and amusing.'

- Daily Mail

‘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.'

- E&T Magazine

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