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  • Wisdom Archives - Steffan Antonas
    order for The Wisdom Book on Amazon To tell you the truth I can t remember the last time I ve been this amped to get a book in the mail When it got here this morning I was genuinely excited The box is massive because the book is and opening it felt deliberate and ceremonious like the size and weight of the book was symbolic I ve been flipping

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  • Pick The Right Person for the Job AND The Group - Steffan Antonas
    creativity communication and overall performance of the entire group Finding good people is easier said than done and requires patience and care Don t rush the hiring process It s better to run lean with a tight knit group of great people than to be overstaffed with bad eggs Published January 7 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Business Entrepreneurship Tags Business Entrepreneurship Comments 4 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in the comment box Finally If you liked this article please consider sharing it on del icio us StumbleUpon or Digg I d appreciate it Post navigation Previous Post 10000 Hours Hits and Experts Next Post Hacking Facebook How To Update Your Facebook Status With Twitter And Still Keep Your Tweets Protected 4 Comments Alex Iskold January 7 2009 at 8 51 am Steffan Great starting post I can t agree with you more The right fit is as important as skill set Especially as the team expands finding the people who fit becomes critical Steffan January 7 2009 at 8 04 am Alex I churned over our conversation about passion in business a lot and I kept coming back to this idea that the dynamics of a group is critical to maintaining a sense of belonging and purpose for the individuals and that passion is nurtured and bolstered by that sense of

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  • Book Reviews Archives - Steffan Antonas
    adsense ads very few sites actually generate enough traffic to really see large consistent adsense earnings When web site traffic is low infrequent and unpredictable it s tough for site owners to see how small tweaks in the placement or configuration of ads on a page affect click rates and earnings This makes maximizing your adsense income difficult But big numbers don t lie When a website is getting large amounts of consistent traffic small changes in the way ads look and where ads are placed can make a big difference to the number of clicks they get Read More Published March 23 2008 Author Steffan Antonas Category Web Strategy What I m reading Comments 2 Comments It s All About Healthy Incentives A common phrase I ve heard associated with Tyler Cowen s new book Discover Your Inner Economist is Mind Grenade and less than 50 pages in it becomes clear why Although I have yet to come across an explicit and concise definition of Mind Grenade this phrase has undoubtedly been used heavily when talking about this book because of Cowen s uncanny ability to create aha moments through expert story telling using extremely well considered simple language Here s Cowen on The Virtues Of Capitalsm and Why Fostering a Sense of Control Should be An Inherent Element in Any Economy One of the least heralded virtues of capitalism is how it blends and melds different kinds and mixes of rewards and penalties Capitalism is not just dollars dollars and more dollars It is also the best system for mobilizing intrinsic motivations toward the greater good of mankind And that includes allowing people a sense of control Capitalism is about knowing when to change incentives and about knowing when to stop thinking about money The problem with Soviet

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  • Think No One’s Listening? Think Again. - Steffan Antonas
    lol It just goes to show you that even though there are millions of blogs out there word can get around quickly and people can find you in an instant Published March 23 2008 Author Steffan Antonas Category Uncategorized Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas

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  • San Diego Wildfires Threaten Chula Vista and Del Mar: More Links To Resources - Steffan Antonas
    Katrina Try to wrap your noodle around that More than 1200 homes have been destroyed Qualcomm stadium is packed with people with no where to go and the hotels have been completely booked for 48 hours everywhere in California Firefighters need the Santa Ana winds to die down to even begin to start containing the blaze Julie and I have been extraordinarily lucky all we have to complain about is that our kitchen smells like a Texas Rib cookoff Here are more helpful Links for people who have started evacuating the areas of Chula Vista Del Mar Salona Beach and Encinitas 10News com Links to dozens of updates maps of fires broken down into burnt and active hotspots Resources for people with animals opporunities to volunteer etc Find An Evacuation Center Animal Evacuation Information San Diego School Closings Live Video Coverage Over the Web SignOnSanDiego com Updated Maps of The Fires and Evacuation Lines as well as a whole host of links to Volunteering Opportunities and Other Information Sign On San Diego Fire Help Blog Published October 23 2007 Author Steffan Antonas Category Journal Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others

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  • Interview Skills: What Really Matters to Interviewers? - Steffan Antonas
    together interviewers are human and the job doesn t always go to the person who s most qualified That said here are some of the big issues on most interviewers minds Does this person have the skills necessary to perform well or at least be able to learn quickly If you ve gotten a face to face interview someone thinks you re qualified enough to at least take a shot on Find confidence in that fact alone Make sure to highlight how your skills and past experiences relate to the job you re trying to get Try and be direct but subtle giving the impression that you ve got an ego can turn off an interviewer quickly No one wants to work with someone who thinks he s God s gift Is this person self motivated enough to pull their own weight be proactive and work independently Huge Everyone wants to work less even workaholics if people are afraid at all that you re going to be a burden on the team and the budget you can kiss the job goodbye I ll usually scan the person s resume for evidence of going above and beyond the call of duty in some aspect of their lives whether in a work setting or otherwise and then follow up with some questions about what the person does in their free time which is a great litmus test If the person can show that they are active energetic and that they use their free time productively it s a big plus Is this person going to get along well with the team and be fun to work with This one might be the most important of all and it s a pit fall for many interviewees I ve seen tons of well qualified people never get a call back at my firm just because we work in teams in tight quarters for LONG periods of time and one of the team of interviewers thought that the person would be a drag to be in close quarters with for extended periods of time Do whatever you ve got to do be awake and vibrant when you show up to the interview people want to see energy and a positive attitude Does this person really want to be here It is shocking how many people I interview that don t have a clue what they re really interviewing for It sends up an immediate red flag There s only so much preparation you can do for any interview but if you don t know what the business is at least at a high level it shows that you didn t even care enough to do a Google search People who can answer this question for an interviewer well and with confidence will always shine and be memorable You should be able to send a clear message that you ve made a well calculated decision by showing up to the interview that you re there for

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  • A Sobering Morning Commute: Fires Rip Through San Diego County And Blacken The Skies - Steffan Antonas
    than 8 Fires have covered immense ground and the buzz is that the winds are so strong that they may make it all the way to the ocean 15 20 minutes drive north of our house Thousands of people are being evacuated all over San Diego just north and just south of us Qualcomm Stadium has been opened for evacuees sorry no horses I never knew that that would be a problem but there are frequent no animals warnings from every news source No one is equipped for this The truly sobering part is that there s piles of ash piling up on our front porch and there s a light dusting of ash on all our kitchen counter tops frankly it s a eerie reminder of just how lucky we are to have avoided the destruction and homelessness that s occurring on a massive scale even as I m typing right now This morning I took these photos on my phone on my way out of the house and on my commute to Carlsbad which was cut short when Julie called me and told me about the evacuations happening to the left and right of I 5 where I was stuck in traffic Driving toward the fires North of San Diego Approaching Salona Beach The Sky Is Almost Completely Black Here s a Photo Of the Sky As You Approach Del Mar You Can See How Thick The Smoke Is Contrasted With the Relatively Blue Sky Behind Me Here s A Photo Of The Ash Build Up On My Front Porch In La Jolla Links you can use to stay informed and learn how you can help If you have vacant housing that you will donate to evacuees from the fire post it at www sdcaa com Tune In

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  • Communication Archives - Steffan Antonas
    more than what they took In many ways selfishness is failing to recognize that when you chose to benefit from the effort or contributions of another you become part of a self sustaining cycle of give and take and that your actions alter the system s balance In the fog of self absorption we can loose sight of the truth and reality of the circumstances of both others and ourselves When we take more than we give everyone that depends on the contents of the jar loses Remember that every one of your relationships has its own jar We fill them with our time energy and love Sharing participating and giving before we take signal our good faith they are small promises that when it is our turn to take we have not forgotten our responsibility to keep filling the jar What we do take we should always strive to return with interest This simple principal is as true for individual relationships as it is for groups families and communities of any size When we agree to be a part of the group whether the group is 2 or 2 million we accept an equal and shared responsibility for the jar Published July 6 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Community Psychology Philosophy Top Posts Comments 26 Comments Speech Patterns and Intonation Why Audio Books Read By The Author Give You A Little Something Extra I first got hooked on audio books some time in the summer of 2005 when I began working as an IT Auditor Consultant I travel a lot more than most Some weeks I spend as much as 10 to 15 hours in my car or in airports which leaves me a with a lot of time to fill Audio books are a great way to turn

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