Monday, April 6, 2009

We believe in our interview method

As part of [D.E.] Shaw’s rigorous screening process — the firm accepts perhaps one out of every 500 applicants — [Larry] Summers was asked to solve math puzzles. He passed, and the job was his.
--Louise Story, NYT, on how tenure at Harvard, a Bates Clark medal, etc. isn't enough to escape D.E. Shaw's brainteasers

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