The How-To-O-Matic

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Though it’s unlikely you’ll be called upon to “plan a party while shipwrecked” or “nail an interview, nude,” you should always be prepared. The Bloomberg Businessweek How-To-O-Matic is your essential companion for those professional worst-case scenarios: Match a tricky situation to an ordinary task and find a solution to whatever the office may throw at you. Be warned, however, that one row involved no testing at all. We won’t tell you which (hint: we couldn’t really figure out these “pull-ups”).

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