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How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers

How Would You Move Mount Fuji?

Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers

Little, Brown and Company (2003)
US$9.99

For years, Microsoft and other high-tech companies have been posing riddles and logic puzzles like...

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

Labyrinths of Reason

Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011)
US$11.99

This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing,...

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy

Little, Brown and Company (2012)
US$9.99

Are you Smart Enough to Work at Google? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens...

Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

Fortune's Formula

The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2010)
US$9.99

In 1956, two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was...

Big Secrets
HarperCollins (2011)
US$9.99

The Book That Gives the Inside Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --Big Secrets. Are...

Prisoner's Dilemma
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011)
US$13.99

Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway...

Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It)

Gaming the Vote

Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2009)
US$7.99

Our Electoral System is Fundamentally Flawed, But There's a Simple and Fair Solution At least five...

Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody

Rock Breaks Scissors

A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody

Little, Brown and Company (2014)
US$9.99

A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool...

The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

The Recursive Universe

Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

Dover Publications (2013)
US$13.99

Fascinating journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life"...

Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Head in the Cloud

Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Little, Brown and Company (2016)
US$8.99

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age. More people know who Khloe Kardashian...