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Finally, he leaned forward and fired his best shot, what he came to call “the hard question.”

"I’m going to give you five minutes," he told me. "When I come back, I want you to explain to me something complicated that I don’t already know." He then rolled out of the room toward the snack area. I looked at Cindy. "He’s very curious about everything," she told me. "You can talk about a hobby, something technical, whatever you want. Just make sure it’s something you really understand well."

I reached for a piece of scrap paper as my mind raced. What complicated thing did I know well enough to describe to Sergey? I decided to go with the general theory of marketing, which was fresh in my mind, because I’d only learned it recently. […] He seemed to be paying attention, and I began enjoying myself. We were developing a special rapport! Clearly, he wanted to hear what I had to say and valued my opinions. Later I found out that Sergey did this with everyone he interviewed. An hour wasted with an unqualified candidate wasn’t a total loss if Sergey gained insight into something he didn’t already know.

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