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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Self-Help

How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?

And Other Perplexing Puzzles from the Toughest Interviews in the World

William Poundstone

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

‘Full of valuable insight…this is a must-read for those looking to nail their next interview.’ Publishers Weekly

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

Questions like:

Today is Tuesday. What day of the week will it be 10 years from now on this date?

How would you empty a plane full of Skittles?

How many times would you have to scoop the ocean with a bucket to cause sea levels to drop one foot?

You have a broken calculator. The only number key that works is the 0. All the operator keys work. How can you get the number 24?

How many dogs have the exact same number of hairs?

  • Publication date: April 7, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543021
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: June 10, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780861540075
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: June 10, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780861540082
  • RRP: £5.99
  • Pages: 320

Reviews

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

Daily Mail

‘Full of valuable insight on effectively navigating the interviewing process, this is a must-read for those looking to nail their next interview.’

Publishers Weekly

‘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

William Poundstone

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: william-poundstone.com

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