Why naming your buildings or properties is important
I am into naming things (like the elves in Tolkien’s Middle Earth did–they spent their first few tens of thousands
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Easy Button
I think that all organizations–even NFPs (not for profits), charities and foundations–need an effective way to connect with their marketplace.
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Three Laws of Power Selling
Here are Firestone’s Three Laws of Power Selling. First, I’ll iterate them and, second, I’ll give some examples that will
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Hong Kong Real Estate Cap Rates
A friend’s 500 sq ft (approximate), 3-room apartment in a Hong Kong tower in a  desirable neighborhood is worth $4
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Top 10 most important entrepreneur attributes
Asked by Telfer School of Management’s Catherine Elliott to rank the top 10 most important attributes an entrepreneur should have
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A walk through time
Here’re some artifacts from Ottawa Senators founder Bruce M Firestone, PhD, now on deposit with city of Ottawa Archives, https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/city-ottawa-archives. In
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Why the financial industry is (mostly) a ripoff
I’m halfway through Bill Browder’s excellent 2015 book, Red Notice, talking about his experiences as an investment banker and asset
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How entrepreneurs should really fund their startups
Here’s an except from Bill Browder’s excellent book, Red Notice, Simon & Schuster, 2015, https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgepgbdty474z6m/Red%20Notice%20Bill%20Browder%20Mad%20River%20financing%20excerpt%20chapter%208.pdf?dl=0, a true story. Bill was
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It’s all about Trust
“How important is trust in life?” asks Stefan Aarnio of Bruce M Firestone on his show, Respect the Grind. Bruce
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How important is your education in terms of your success?
“How important is your education in terms of your success?” asks Stefan Aarnio on his show, Respect the Grind. Stefan
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Simple biz dev for life coaches by Bruce M Firestone, PhD
20-things you need to do to produce an endless stream of grateful clients— devote at least ½ day a week
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Ten Terryisms to guide you
Ottawa-based tech and real estate billionaire Sir Terence “Terry” Matthews reinforces the following ten “Terryisms” for each startup he has guided
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How to build an adaptive organization
I’ve just finished reading Ron Wiens’ excellent book, Building Organizations: that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, 2012. If I
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What is quick sale value?
What is QSV, quick sale value. There is no generally accepted definition, but here is my attempt at defining it
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How to save money?
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
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