PRISONER'S DILEMMA writen by William Poundstone. sion without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?.Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called "prisoner's dilemma, " a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner's dilemma one o..
LABYRINTHS OF REASON: PARADOX, PUZZLES AND THE FRAILTY OF KNOWLEDGE writen by William Poundstone. istently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant...
CARL SAGAN: A LIFE IN THE COSMOS writen by William Poundstone. l Sagan, award-winning science writer William Poundstone details the transformation of a bookish young astronomer obsessed with life on other worlds into science's first authentic media superstar. The instantly recognizable Sagan, a fixture on television and a bestselling author, offered the laypers..
THE RECURSIVE UNIVERSE: COSMIC COMPLEXITY AND THE LIMITS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE writen by William Poundstone. ey concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. Topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, much more. 1985 edition...
PRICELESS: THE MYTH OF FAIR VALUE (AND HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT) writen by William Poundstone. nely expensive items in order to boost sales for everything else (which look like bargains in comparison). People used to download music for free, then Steve Jobs convinced them to pay. How? By charging 99 cents. That price has a hypnotic effect: the profit margin of the 99 Cents Only store is twice..
BIG SECRETS writen by William Poundstone. Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --Big Secrets.
Are there really secret backward messages in rock music, or is somebody nuts? We tested suspect tunes at a recording studio to find out.
What goes on at Freemason initiations? Here's the whole story, including -- yes! -- the electri..
GAMING THE VOTE: WHY ELECTIONS AREN'T FAIR (AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT) writen by William Poundstone. entally Flawed, But There's a Simple and Fair Solution
At least five U.S. presidential elections have been won by the second most popular candidate. The reason was a "spoiler"--a minor candidate who takes enough votes away from the most popular candidate to tip the election to someone else. The sp..
FORTUNE'S FORMULA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE SCIENTIFIC BETTING SYSTEM THAT BEAT THE CASINOS AND WALL STREET writen by William Poundstone. ts discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory--the b..
ROCK BREAKS SCISSORS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO OUTGUESSING AND OUTWITTING ALMOST EVERYBODY writen by William Poundstone. ng everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market.
People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how to turn this fact to personal advantage in scores of everyday situations, from playing the lottery to buying a home. ..
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 writen by William Poundstone. f a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions.
ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? guides readers through the surpris..
HOW WOULD YOU MOVE MOUNT FUJI? MICROSOFT'S CULT OF THE PUZZLE--HOW THE WORLD'S SMARTEST COMPANIES SELECT THE MOST CREATIVE THINKERS writen by William Poundstone. high-tech companies have been posing riddles and logic puzzles like these in their notoriously grueling job interviews. Now "puzzle interviews" have become a hot new trend in hiring. From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, employers are using tough and tricky questions to gauge job candidates' intellig..
PRICELESS: THE HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGY OF VALUE writen by William Poundstone. thor William Poundstone reveals the hidden psychology of value and explores how we react to the most pervasive persuader of all: price. Charting the burgeoning growth of price-consultants who advise retailers from Nike to Nokia, Poundstone shows how behavioural decision theory has revolutionised the..
SEI ABBASTANZA SVEGLIO PER LAVORARE IN GOOGLE? TEST, QUIZ, ROMPICAPI E INDOVINELLI: TUTTO QUELLO CHE DEVI SAPERE PER SOSTENERE UN COLLOQUIO DI LAVORO writen by William Poundstone. f a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world’s top employers, you’ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles.
'Are you smart enough to work at Google' Revea..