Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: how would you unload a 747 full of jellybeans?
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Bose apparently asks this question, and while it would be remarkably tempting, it isn’t going to be worthwhile asking Bose why they have a 747 full of Jellybeans. That way lies madness.
Actually, the question is deliberately mad, because it’s another question designed to throw you off-balance and make you think on your feet of a suitable solution that fits best with the style of work you’re intending to do. If you’re going for an accountancy job, then, the best answer probably revolves more around a system that will count and account for each bean as it leaves the plane. If you’re going for a logistics job, then a simple inventory movement answer is probably best. If you’re employing to be a circus clown, then go to town with elephant jokes.
How would you answer the question?