The Best Job Interview Question Ever

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A post this morning on LongorShortCapital reminds us this morning of the best interview question we’ve ever heard. A friend of ours who managed a trading operation at a then-up-and-coming and now big time investment bank used to ask it regularly to kids who came through his door looking to get a start on Wall Street. It works the same way the annoying questions—how many pay phones in the US? Why are manhole covers round—work but it’s a lot more fun. The point, obviously, is to see how you deal with a difficult situation and how you reason your way through the problem.
The question: “Bear versus shark. Who wins the fight?”
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