Harvard Biz Professor Michael Norton Says Money Makes Us Happy

April 26, 2012

Harvard Biz Professor Michael Norton Says Money Makes Us Happy 

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Can money buy you happiness? At TEDX Cambridge, Michael Norton argued that money can buy you happiness – when you spend it on other people.

Enrique Iglesias, I Just Wanna Be With You
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Run Forrest Run! And other important lessons about service.

April 18, 2012

Run Forrest Run! And other important lessons about service.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Michael Brenner writes, “focus on customers and run like never before.”

I pondered what this should mean. It could mean many things as Michael himself suggests. But what should it mean – if it is addressed by greatness. I pondered this across the day and into the evening. In the middle of the night, I awoke. It came to me just then. Forrest Gump.

A clip from the movie, Forrest Gump

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Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

April 6, 2012

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Today is Good Friday for Roman Catholics and most protestant Christians. It is a day that commemorates the crucifixion and death of Christ. Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ vividly portrays the agony and glory of Christ. I highly recommend Gibson’s movie for those who want to honestly reflect upon what it means to follow Christ.

Christianity is a religion, as I (imperfectly) understand it, that calls out to the believer to be a hero and to live greatness – the greatness of God. As my undergrad philosophy professor, Dallas Willard, once explained to me, the Christian life is nothing more and nothing less than nakedly following the naked Christ.

Nudi Nudum Christum Sequi. 

Tennessee Ernie Ford, Were You There

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Q: What one thing do you think defines the successful entrepreneur?

April 4, 2012

Q: What do you think makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

For those who know me by my blog here, my answer will surprise you. Because I’m not going to tell you that entrepreneurship is driven, foremost, by love, hope, and faith. Virtues, natural or supernatural, may fuel the mission and the vision, but love can not adequately describe the economic function of the entrepreneur. Nor shall leadership.

Great entrepreneurs are not born. They are made in hell.

Prodigy, Breathe

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Dr. Evil asks #Launch VCs and entrepreneurs to make a Terminator

March 8, 2012

Dr. Evil asks #Launch VCs and entrepreneurs to make a Terminator

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Dr. Evil and Mini Me, Hard Knock Life

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Q: How do you find your passion?

February 22, 2012

Q: How do you find your passion?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

U2, Beautiful Day

Passion, purpose, and signs have led me to and fro, up and down. I have observed too that we all tend to give all that we have for a disappointing safety, convenience and comfort. Read the rest of this entry »


Steal this recipe for a better world. And other social media DOHs.

February 19, 2012

Steal this recipe for a better world. And other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Limahl, The Neverending Story

This was my intention. Now it’s my prayer. For you to steal my prized, secret recipe for a better world.

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