Anyone else reached the part with the Fermi problem? I found that fascinating, and it requires many of the same skills as forecasting. Would the group be interested in trying a Fermi problem and then sharing our results and thought processes at the first meeting? I think it would be super fun!
These type of problems used to be standard fare in interviews for entry-level positions at management consulting and technology firms (not sure if they still are):http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-to-solve-crazy-open-ended-g...http://nciia.org/sites/default/files/conf2010papers/anderson...According to this article, Google no longer uses this type of problem in interviews:http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-google-banned-brainteasers-from-t...
I would be up for one!To add to the last post, I would note a lot of those types of questions are asked at investment banking interviews.
Let's pick one http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/fermi/fermi.htm
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