how many pairs of white shoelaces can i sell in canada.
i was asked that question after it being prefaced with we would like to see how you think, so please, out loud, tell us how you would tackle this problem.
i went on for some time about demand curves, market saturation, distrubution channels and so on.
the interviewer said, "I still need an answer. Give me a number."
i asked if this was a literal or theorehtical question to which he replied, "I need a number."
I told him zero, I was not a citizen of Canada, nor am I liscened to do business in Canada.
I was hired. I still dont know what shoe lace sales in Canada has to do with data marts.