Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pizza and Panini - Solution

Here is the solution to the puzzle posed in the "Pizza and Panini" column. It is a pretty straightforward puzzle and I have seen variants of it all over the Internet. I remember seeing Martin Gardner pose a version of it in one of his puzzle books as well, IIRC. Anyway, here is the solution.

I am posting this from Las Vegas. "Ask the Delphic Oracle" is here, obviously, to mathematically investigate mathematical games of chance in terms of the mathematics. Pictures to follow - although that might not be for a while.


(Whiling the days away on Chandrayaan 12) The solution to the puzzle is simply eleven. If the astronauts picked up a total of 11 boots, there could be at most ten of them of one type. The eleventh boot would have to be of the other type.