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Bruce is an entrepreneur/real estate broker/developer/coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/columnist/peerless husband/dad.

Dec 01

Ten Terryisms to guide you

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Sales & Marketing

[excerpt from Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter, Bruce M Firestone, 2015, https://brucemfirestone.com/product/dont-back-down/] Ottawa-based tech and real estate billionaire Sir Terence “Terry” Matthews reinforces the following ten “Terryisms” for each startup he has guided to success: 1. Form an early (and lasting) attachment to your […]

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Nov 28

How to build an adaptive organization

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Urban Economics

I’ve just finished reading Ron Wiens’ excellent book, Building Organizations: that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, 2012. If I understood it correctly, the role of a leader is to build an organization that (eventually) won’t need him or her to function effectively. You can do this, according to Ron, by building, EI, emotional intelligence, RI, relationship […]

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Nov 26

How to save money?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Life Coaching

Here’re a few tips on how to save money from the Financial Diet, https://youtu.be/G6l5GWYE9fQ: 1.       cash cleanse—pay only using cash (wherever you can) 2.       BUY IN BULK and use coupons/take advantage of deals 3.       treat yourself occasionally but don’t overspend due to stress, excitement or sadness 4.       rack up points but only if you can pay […]

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Nov 20

The Pit

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Investing , Real Estate , Urban Economics

The Pit If you want your building interiors to be highly animated and increase collisionable hours, you could do (a lot) worse than copy the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism’s “pit” on the main floor of their building on Carleton University’s campus… What’s it used for? -speeches -parties -presentations -charettes -teaching -gatherings -random meetings/collisions -concerts […]

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