The Business 2.0 Blog recounts a story by Doug Edwards, former director of consumer marketing and brand management for Google, about a question Sergey Brin asked of him in his interview:
I’m going to give you five minutes,” he told me. “When I come back, I want you to explain to me something complicated that I don’t already know.” He then rolled out of the room toward the snack area. . . . I found out later that he asked almost everyone to do this, so if a candidate wasn’t hired, at least it wasn’t a total waste of his time.
A very good question. And I have absolutely no idea what I would say, but I’m going to give it some thought. What would you say?
Tip of the hat to Alex Barnett.