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As a headhunter with 20 years of experience,
and an observer of how Google operates,
( They get most things free or cheap. )
it looks to me like Google is using you as a patsy
to con folks into thinking that they only hire
superstars greater than you,
and they can offer other applicants less,
by contrasting them with you.
Observe that most of Google's technology and code
has been ripped off. or bought from companies
like DejaNews, the companies that created
GoogleEarth and Picasa, etc.
And no doubt Google has gleaned billions of dollars
of free creativity with their snooping and programs such
as the "10 to the 100" project.
("People from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas..")
And who knows what intellectual property Google is stealing
by having accesss to so much email.
Google gets more benefits by turning you down,
than they would by hiring you.
As can be seen from the comments
most people have been brainwashed to
have a higher opinion of Google,
because the turned you down.
great posting and very inspiring. Also was a real eye opener for me and I suspect many, many others who are close to the skill levels desired by Google and other IT giants and those like myself who really had no idea how little I know. Over 4 years old and I still really enjoyed this posting and am amazed how well the comments sections stayed on track.
As per some of the comments, a few really stuck out, but the above by Tom Potter takes the cake... great, insightful information! If true, you would fit that "patsy" bill just right because one of the main things I've thought since I even read the headline was that, "damn, if this guy can't get in who the hell can, not me!!" Sounds like Tom really knows what he's talking about, it just makes too much sense and all the individuals putting themselves down etc is a pretty good example of the tactics effectiveness. Sadly. another comment that stuck out was by Nick, "Something tells me you are fortunate not to have 'succeeded' in getting hired by Google." is exactly how I've felt about your interview process outcome. I do believe Nick is correct. Thanks for sharing your Google experience and most of all thanks for being a GREAT teacher(like another said, You sir are a born teacher!! A very rare one who can do, as well as teach). Your site has been invaluable to me in filling in the gaps of so many tutorials, classes etc. Best of luck Peter but people like yourself make their own luck.
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter handle, if you have one.)
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