Larry Osterman reminisces
A blog entry from Larry Osterman about his interview at Microsoft 20 years back that was convened by Steve Ballmer.
Each to their own but I think I'd have refused the offer of playing the game on basic principles similar to 'You don't play with their deck'.
Interviews in general are tough, some are fair, some are not, most are subjective and dumb luck. Best thing to do is be as prepared as possible, and project your true self, the rest is close to a crapshoot. Important thing is to not let unsuccessful interviews affect your ego too much.
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