Reading this book can be really frustrating - no it's not the book itself, but the super-tough interview questions presented in the book. I couldn't answer even one question. But the last piece of advice is uplifting:
"Creativity can be a tough slog, and some consider it boring. So-called creative people are those who don't get bored or, at any rate, are motivated to keep plugging along."
So this is the point: it's not how smart you are, or even how creative per se you are, but how tenacious you are at solving seemingly impossible problems....Continua
I like this book. Whether it is Google or not it doesn't matter. Those brainteasers are really thought provoking. Even I can hardly solve half of them, the solution opens a new door for me.
Warning 1: You just can't read this book on the road. It draws all your focus so you need to be totally concentrated to solve the tricky questions.
Warning 2: This book is going to take a lot of your mental energy. I had already felt the toll only after reading 2/3 of the book :)...Continua