The Devil Is In The Details. Is Google’s Drive just another Faustian app?

April 25, 2012

The Devil Is In The Details. Is Google’s Drive just another Faustian app?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Google Drive

Google’s new cloud-based online storage service, Google Drive, is yet another Faustian app by any other name. By uploading content to Google Drive, you grant Google a irrevocable license to use your stuff – even after you stop using Drive.

Robert Johnson, Crossroads

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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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How to do killer apps. Or character development for story telling.

March 1, 2012

How to do killer apps. Or character development for story telling.

Gogol Bordello, Undestructable

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Social Savvy: The Rule of Four, Three Questions, Either/Or, and Pinterest

February 20, 2012

Social Savvy: The Rule of Four, Three Questions, Either/Or, and Pinterest

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Adele, Rolling In The Deep


I do not throw my soul thru every open door. I do ply opportunity with prudence and pounding heart.
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The Final Speech of the Great Dictator by Sir Charles Chaplin

October 4, 2011

The Final Speech of the Great Dictator
by Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Chaplin, The Final Speech of the Great Dictator

Subtitles for The Final Speech of the Great Dictator

Spanish – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEAp8HRyjxo
Chinese – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehBTKbGBvHc
French – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhiMZIh3XiA
Hungarian – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J0D1cHARMc
German – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zlNXO25-kc
Dutch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPmRsEsISE8
Greek – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR0ZRMZ9y_I
Portuguese – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CE35ka2daM

Below is the text of The Final Speech of the Great Dictator, delivered by the character, the Jewish Barber, in Chaplin’s 1940 film, The Great Dictator. The Jewish Barber was played by Sir Charles Chaplin.

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible- Jew, Gentile, black men, white…

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others’ happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery ,we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say “Do not despair.”

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men—machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate!

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it’s written “the kingdom of God is within man”, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.

Let us all unite.

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!

Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!

Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Please join me in brainstorming about new vision for online communities here. Or join me for an adventure in sci fi.

I enthusiastically welcome your humble and/or creative contribution to creating our own brave, new future of we!

Stan Faryna
3 October 2011
Bucharest, Romania

P.S. Your $5 can make a difference. If you can get 10 of your friends to give $5 too, you will make an even bigger difference. Please help Nisha to help others.

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3. Money Can’t Buy Happiness: Faryna Podcast EP3
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4. The First Duty of Love is to Listen: Faryna Podcast EP4
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5. Are You Ready for Love? Faryna Podcast EP5
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6. Reading The Desiderata. Faryna Podcast EP6
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7. What is Love? Faryna Podcast EP7
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8. Confessions of a Freak-Geek-Misfit. Faryna Podcast EP8
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9. Do you love strongly? Faryna Podcast EP9
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10. Empty-handed, Less Traveled Roads. Faryna Podcast EP10
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11. The Economics of Friendship. Faryna Podcast EP11
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12. Do Not Be Afraid. Faryna Podcast EP12
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“Yippee-ki-yay, MFs…” @Faryna shouted as he pressed publish on WordPress.

May 10, 2011

Keyword repetition is out.

Google search results changed this week. Yes, the pages are cleaner. Lighter. You may or may not be a fan of white design – that’s your problem. Anyway, the new look may or may not be what sticks. But that’s not the big deal. In fact, the design change was a distraction.

The big deal is that Google is ranking pages and relevance somewhat differently this week. And SEO experts still don’t know what to say or how to game the new factors. Despite the hush, last week’s update to Google’s new Panda search ranking algorithm has had the kind of impact on business that is garnering lawsuits against Google. Read the rest of this entry »