Interesting that you decided to hammer the selection of his example instead of commenting on one of the later points he makes…you know the one that should be close to home for you?
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Hoang Van

Eh… what? I had one paragraph about his example being off-base, and then the rest was about his overall point.

I didn’t comment about his reference to my book because it wasn’t really core to his argument. So it seems a little silly to argue about one little point just because it’s an indirect reference to me, even when it’s really not the point… no?

I also actually agree that companies shouldn’t be asking questions from my book (I believe I even say this in my book) and that candidates shouldn’t be memorizing solutions from it.