Following on from the article I shared a couple of days ago "Apple's Interview Questions Could Have Your Candidates Stumped" I thought you might also find this one of interest.
It seems Google's Chief Executive, Eric Schmidt, stumbled with one of their own off the wall questions.
The question was (and bear with me here)...
“You’re the captain of a pirate ship and you find a chest of gold. Your crew gets to vote on how the gold is divided up. If fewer than half of the pirates agree with you, you die. How do you recommend apportioning the gold in such a way that you get a good share of the booty but still survive?”
Is this whole interview palava going too far now? Are they simply trying too hard to be different? I will let you decide:
Google are renowned for their off-the-wall yet purposeful interview questions. But can one of their own answer them? Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet and former Google CEO, was asked such a question at a recent Summit at Sea conference, Quartz reports.