Category Archives for "Business Coaching"

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,] 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, 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 16

Blowing it

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Finance

I have a small group of Canucklehead entrepreneurs that I coach. They have a great idea (seriously) to launch a new service to do the last mile of ****** for homeowners. What it is exactly, I am not allowed to say, but there’s no doubt that an app would be an amazing boost. But that’s […]

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