Category Archives for "Architecture"

Oct 10

How to complete Ottawa’s next phase LRT or any major project on time

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Real Estate , Urban Economics

Every year since I can remember MTO (ministry of transportation for Ontario) has been doing work somewhere along the Queensway–highways 417 and 174. You’ve heard the joke before: There are only two seasons in Ottawa–winter and construction. It’s one of the prices we’ve paid for not embracing light rail a lot earlier than we did […]

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Sep 20

Perfect Machine

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Real Estate , Sales & Marketing

Engineers say a perfect machine is one with no moving parts. I’d add to that: Complexity is the enemy of success in all endeavors. How could we apply those twin concepts to business modeling? Here’s how: By answering the question–can we reduce the complexity of operating an organization, any business even charity, not-for-profit or foundation, […]

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Sep 19

Where buildings meet grade

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

Where buildings in North America meet grade, we tend to throw away its value. How’s that? Every time you open a building at grade to the outside, every time, you add both functionality and value. It’s easier to access apartments, condos, retirement residence suites/rooms, stores, offices co-working spaces, makerspaces, you name it and it makes […]

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Sep 19

You can’t drink all day

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Design , Investing , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

“You can’t drink all day, unless you start in the morning,” one middle-aged female fan of the Buffalo Bills told me at their home-opener on Sunday September 16th, 2018. It was 0930 at the time, proving her point. That the Bills are important to Buffalo seems self-evident to me. But after tailgating with over 100,000 […]

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