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Staff Review: Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
William Poundstone
Oneworld Publications

“You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?”

I picked up Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google off the back of a past colleague of mine having just sat an excruciatingly intricate interview process with Google herself. The whole concept intrigued me and I was ready to be floored by the strategies and trends employed against interviewees vying for coveted professional real estate.

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Staff Review: The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare W. Et Al
Palgrave Macmillan

The RSC The Taming of The Shrew is a delightful and provocative introduction to the study of Shakespeare’s ingenious battle of the sexes. The play itself is my personal favourite of Shakespeare’s works. It’s subtle and constant humour, complex relationships and portrayal of gender roles is an adroit parody of patriarchy.

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Staff Review: The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Slavoj Žižek
Verso

In The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek examines the turbulent global events of 2011, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, from the ‘abstract negativity’ of the London riots to misguided ideology of Anders Breivik.

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Staff Review: Philosophy & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Philosophy & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Editor: Nicholas Joll
Palgrave Macmillan

Are you interested in diving into the nebulous black hole that is philosophy, but you don’t know where to start?  As the cover of the aforementioned mentioned Guide recommends – DON’T PANIC!  Let an alien on a fact-finding mission, a two-headed hedonist and a complete dork be your guides.
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