Landing job at coveted companies-Answer these bizarre questions

Must read for each one of you..

Want to land jobs at coveted companies?

What does it take to be observed by these companies?

You can land if you are able to answer some of the bizarre questions asked by CEO and other senior management of these companies that may force you to think out of the box.

These questions are asked by super bosses to nail the right candidate. And you should be prepared for  a curveball.

Some of the questions asked by the interviewee are given below. Questions  asked are followed by companies name, designation and candidate profile.

  • If you had a choice between two superpowers(invisible or flying)-which would you choose? Question asked by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for position of Microsoft Product-lead/evangelist.
  • How many pianos are in Poland? Question asked by BCG CEO Rich Lesser for position of Intern candidate.
  • Suppose I am your manager and you get hired in this organization. At the end of one year, what will I write in your performance review? Question asked by Bain CEO Bob Bechek for Associate consultant.
  • If you have to choose one song to be played every time you walked into a room of the rest of your life, what would it be? Question asked by Google CEO Sundar Pichai for Associate account candidate.
  • How many ping pong balls would fill this room in which we are sitting? Question asked by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner for Sales manager.
  • How will you build Facebook for the blind? Question asked by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Product Manager.
  • If I am talking to your best friend, what will they say you need to work on? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Red Zone specialist.
  • How many children are born every day? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Global supply manager.
  • Give me the book title and chapter titles for a major accomplishment achieved by you? Question asked by McKinsey CEO Dominic Barton for summer associate.
  • What is the angle between the hour and minute hand at three fifteen? Question asked by Fast enterprises CEO Martin Rankin for the position of Implementation consultant.

 

Some of the other questions being asked that may have multiple correct answers. It all depends on you if your answer is among the ones that the interviewer is looking for.

 

  • You are standing on the surface of the earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you? Question asked by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
  • Which thing you didn’t get chance to include in your resume? Question asked by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 how weird are you? Or On a scale of 1 to 10 how lucky are you in life? Questions asked by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.
  • Tell me something that’s true, but almost nobody agrees with you on? Question asked by Paypal Co-founder Peter Thiel.
  • There are 5 questions that Dropbox Founder Drew Houston loves asking  to check if a candidate is passionate to constantly improve.

 

  1. Who is the best in the world at what you do?
  2. Who are you influences?
  3. What have you learned in the last year?
  4. If you were able to sit yourself down 10 years ago, what advice would you give your younger self?
  5. What are the most important lessons you’ve taken away?

 

Indians don’t kiss-48 cuts in film by CBFC

Indians don’t kiss and don’t use cuss words.

But the film “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” has used many such words and is intense with kiss scenes.

The film directed by Kushan Nandy & produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder has star cast-Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Chitrangada Singh, Tahir Bhasin, Bidita Bag, and Roopa Ganguly.

The movie, filled with humor and romance, is a quirky ride into the life and times of a small time contract killer, Babu, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Generally actress does not take up this issue with CBFC.

But Bengali Actress Bidita Bag has taken CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani after 48 cuts were ordered in the film.

This Bengali lass has put messages on social media including instagram that Indians ladkiyan are very sanskari and do not use abusive language. Is it hypocrite society?

I do not understand when we will grow up?

We listen to Bakchod shows and reality shows including Splitsvilla where these things are common. Why such serials are not banned in India?

 

Formula 1 cars more safe with Halo device

Formula 1 race going racy on race circuit and everyone is eagerly waiting as to who will race faster to finish first. Suddenly 2 cars come closer about to touch.

In next 2 seconds the cars collide and are turned upside down and the driver of one car dies.

This has been the case in many races across the world every year.

Motor federation has come with a new device “Halo” which is extra protection on the helmets worn by car racers.

The device was tested for the first time in 2016 and will be introduced in all Formula 1 car races from 2018.

This device is designed to give extra cockpit protection to limit head injuries. This forms a semi circular barrier around the driver’s head to avoid attracting flying debris without completely closing the cockpit.

Many drivers were divided on this with Lewis Hamilton openly opposing this device.

Let’s hope the drivers should feel a bit more safe now..

Now no more smelly linen in public-Thanks to New Hanger

If anyone crosses you and leaves a disgusting smell, how you will feel?

Obviously disgusted.

Yes, you wear linen and then hang in your wardrobe without washing it leaving smelly air in the surroundings.

Panasonic that has been associated with electronics including TV, camera, Smartphone etc has come with new a product-Hanger.

The system requires a power source and is equipped with a unique cable that is plugged into a wall socket, but the device also includes pack for batteries in case users are without an electrical socket.

This hanger uses a deodorant and has a high voltage charge to create nanoscopic water particles, resulting in greater moisture collection without harming a garment’s fabric.

This deodorant hanger reduces odour intensity within 5 hours and it works well to eliminate the smells of smoke, sweat and grilled meats.

This hanger will be launched in Japan for 20,000 Yen (about USD 180). Its release outside Japan has not been confirmed officially.

TEAL-World’s new favourite colour

A global survey by approx 30,000 people across 100 countries by UK’s Hull City of Culture 2017 during a paper exhibition has found new favourite colour-TEAL which has been admired by people on this planet.

TEAL- new colour was invented by Miss Marss who blended rich blue, grey and green tones that was inspired by colour on the river Tay, in her native town, Dundee, Scotland.

Do you know that Teal is actually a small freshwater member of Duck family whose eyes are surrounded by this colour?

Colours are associated with many things in life including our mood and behavior. This has a direct bearing on our working and may make us a good or a bad human being. This nature has impact on another person’s life in this world.

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But nobody can decide whether it is blue or green. It’s you who will decide the intensity of colour whether it is blue or green.

 

 

 

Why Jack Daniel will die in Europe

Jack Daniel may soon die in Europe especially in European Union (EU) if US President Donald Trump goes his way.

Trump is planning to tax steel import from EU which will be a detriment to the EU business community. In retaliation EU will impose heavy tariffs on import of many things like orange juice, dairy and- in what would be a blow to lovers of Jack Daniel and other distilleries and breweries preparing Bourbon and will result in annoyance in US business sector as confirmed by EU president Jean Claude Juncker on the sidelines of G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Juncker has clearly stated that any action taken by US on import from EU will be counter attacked by EU within 48 hours and it will not take 2 months to take action.

EU is one of the largest markets of Bourbon where Jack Daniel is known to many people as an “On the Rocks” drinks and is a great pleasure and is also used as wine and women blend.

Trump is leading US in a businesslike manner and not as a matured politician where the politician has to keep a very degree of patience.

Let’s see what lies ahead for Bourbon companies?

 

 

Aerialist performs daredevilry over the Niagara Falls

Aerialist Erendira Wallenda, 36, performed acrobatics on the Niagara Falls on 15th Jun 2017.

She performed it while hanging from a helicopter which was 300 feet above the falls and briefly hung twice by her teeth in between hanging upside down by her toes for a few seconds.

She was tethered with a loop suspended from the helicopter.

People on both sides of US and Canada borders turned their necks to catch a glimpse of this.

Erendira said “it was beautiful and amazing” after landing on the ground.

People have been performing these dare devils acts and there are few people who waste their time by involving themselves in casteism or favouring goons politicians.

 

I love you darling

I came early from the office. It was 7.00 PM in the office.

I thought I should spend some time with my wife. Today I will have two extra hours that can be utilized effectively.

Generally I reach home at around 9 in the night.

I called my wife at 5 in the evening and told her that I would be reaching home early today as my boss was not available in the office. Then we would be going out for a long walk.

My wife seemed happy as could be judged from her tone.

My wife was cooking for me when I reached home at 7.

She cooked my favourite items- Fried Potatoes and Masoor Dal.

I was very happy eating these dishes.

We chatted for 15-20 minutes and then she switched on TV to watch her favourite serial.  The serial was for 30 minutes. I watched TV for few minutes but it was not of my interest. I thought of reading newspaper. After about 20-25 minutes, my wife changed channel and was watching another favourite serial.

I thought of asking my wife if she was interested in going out but looking at her face I thought of not disturbing her. She was smiling while watching her favourite really show.

I picked up novel “Icebound” by Dean Koontz and was lost in reading it for a long time.

I looked at watch. I felt bad. It was 10 in the night and we generally sleep by this time.

I cursed myself and thought why I did not go out immediately after reaching home or at least after finishing dinner.

Once we were on the bed, I thought of asking her if she felt bad for not going out. But thoughts came into my mind if I should ask her or not.

Finally I decided to ask her so that it does not remain buried in my heart.

“Did you feel bad for not going out”?

Wife replied calmly “You were tired when you came from office so I thought of not disturbing you”.

I felt relieved. I asked why she switched on TV when she knew that we had to go out.

She again said calmly “You have interest in reading that you generally cannot do on other days as you come late in the night so I did not feel like disturbing you”.

I was feeling bad inside.  I was expecting some harsh words from her.

Infact I wasted this precious time in all other things except the one of going out.

We love one another very much and cater to very minute needs of one another. We also say I Love You Darling.

But sometimes it becomes necessary to express it which can be in any form.

Going out was one of them. This is what I thought. I cannot say about anyone else.

One should spend some time with family whenever you get time. Do not indulge in things that can be done without one another.I had wasted my precious time and was feeling bad for myself and my wife.

I decided that next time whenever I got this opportunity we will go out for a walk and then will continue with our daily routine. Otherwise same will happen in future.

 

 

 

Adventure journey in the dark

It was night. Time to leave office.

Cabs start moving at 9.15 PM though shift ends at 9.00 PM.

This is the typical life of a BPO employee.

We were 4 people all hailing from Rohini. We asked driver to take route via Delhi Cantonment and Tilak Nagar.

The driver was adamant and suggested that he would take us through Kapashera and Dabri Mode and we would reach home earlier than other days.

We told him that we were not aware about this route but he said”Sirjee you need not worry as I know the route”.

We sat comfortably and waited to reach home.

We generally take Delhi cantonment route where the cab travels through Hari Nagar, Janakpuri District center and finally reach Rohini via outer Ring Road. We generally reach home by 10.30 PM.

The cab crossed Kapashera and we reached road which was clean and very wide resulting in fast movement of traffic. We entered Dwarka and thought we would be hitting Dabri Mode soon and then Janakpuri District Centre.

There was a dead end and the cab slowed down. We all thought cab would turn right. But the driver took left  instead. We told him, “Bhaiya you have taken a wrong turn and should have taken right turn”. But he said he knew the route and was going the right way.

The cab started moving through congested roads and there was very slow movement of traffic due to narrow roads and market.

At one point the cab came to a standstill and remained idle for about 5 minutes. The cab started moving.

Suddenly a two wheeler came from the opposite side and hit our cab from right side. We felt that the cab was hit but the driver did not stop the cab. Another two wheeler coming from the opposite side shouted that the cab has been hit and bumper has come out a bit. The driver stopped the cab after some time where the traffic was thin. He went out and checked the bumper and after 30 seconds came back on his seat.

We were happy!

We all were waiting to say something as the route was very long and we were going through congested roads.

One of my colleagues said, “Bhaiya time and efforts were wasted as you have taken a long route and now your cab has also been damaged. You will have to spend money to get it repaired. You should have listened and have taken the recommended route”.

The driver laughed and said, “Sir Money is not a problem. I was earning Rs 3 lakhs in 20 minutes sometime back and repairing cab is not a problem. You sit comfortably and enjoy the ride”.

I became curious and asked how he earned so much amount in 20 minutes. He told us that we would not be able do it. I asked if he could tell me, I should at least be able to earn Rs 1 Lakh in 20 minutes.

He laughed and said we would not be able to do it.

I insisted if there was any specific reason. He simply said that was illegal work.

I laughed and told him that it could be illegal thing only otherwise it is not possible to earn Rs 3 lakhs in 20 minutes.

He was convinced to speak and said, “Sir I arranged to get license of weapons and hence earned so much amount”.

We were surprised and kept quiet and looked at the driver with suspicion.

Meanwhile the cab moved through isolated narrow road that seemed to be countryside village. There was no light on the street. We informed the driver that he had taken a wrong road but he did not accept it. Finally we hit Sagarpur road and then the driver realized and said, “I had missed one cut earlier and hence taken the long route”.

We had no choice. We simply said, “Bhaiya take your time and drop us at our home”.

The driver continued his conversation. He told us that 1275 cases were registered against him.

We all looked at one another and then at the driver. For few minutes it seemed we were sitting with a criminal.

The driver told us that he could not get be released from the courts in Haryana and finally was released from Chandigarh High court after paying Rs 22 lakhs in one go.

Naturally it was possible for a driver to pay Rs 22 Lakhs when he can earn Rs 3 lakhs in 20 minutes.

The cab finally reached Janakpuri District Centre and we all felt relieved as now it would not take much time to reach Rohini.

I was thinking how this driver could be financially well. You will always find difference between a driver and an owner of a cab in terms of dressing sense, language and attitude among other things.

I realized that the same cab driver had come previous night who was not allowing us to switch on AC of the cab. He insisted that he did not have instructions from his supervisor.  The AC was switched on after about 20 minutes after having discussion with the transport department and the supervisor of the driver.

How could a person who had to ask supervisor to switch on AC had told us about earning such a large amount.

We all were realizing that the cab driver had cooked up the story so that we do not feel bored in this long journey.

But we all enjoyed this trip. Seemed to be an adventure in the dark.

Finally we reached home at about 11.00 PM about 20 minutes later than other days.

I could not sleep for an hour and kept on thinking about the driver.

Had it not been a cooked up story then we would have landed in a difficult situation.

The company should have records of background verification of each person driving the cab so that we all feel safe while reaching home.

 

Aquasonic-First underwater music concert

First underwater music performance “Aquasonic” has taken audience on a unique and fascinating journey into unchartered territory and is a combination of water and music.

The underwater performance is given in glass water tanks. The music is more melodic and soothing to ears as compared to performance given outside water. The melody is more resonant.

The audience, of course, will remain dry on the outside, listening to the music picked up by the hydrophones.

This has been successful after years of experiment done beneath water with different music instruments and human talent having immense passion to make this experiment successful and give something new and soothing to the people on this planet. In fact this is the result of pushing the boundaries of human experience in Music on this planet.

The experiment was first conducted successfully in Rotterdam in 2016 after a decade of development.

“Between Music” is a Danish band (consisting of five members) and conducted first successful concert “Aquasonic”under the sea. Currently this is the only band performing under water.

Different music instruments were added or invented for this underwater performance and include Rotacorda, Crystallophone, Hydraulophone, percussion, violin.