Category Archives for "Business Coaching"

May 21

Life Sentence

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models

What is the proper role of a CEO or founder? In my experience, s/he needs to take responsibility for just four things; these are: -sales -recruiting talent & holding them accountable -finance -vision, innovation, differentiation, business model & culture of the organization Everything else is up to the COO, chief operating officer, and other executives. […]

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May 05

Brian Dagenais is Ottawa’s Black Sheep

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

Brian Dagenais is an enigma. How does a person who was a longterm employee in a highly structured environment (the payday lending industry) become a successful real estate investor, futuristic developer and out-there entrepreneur by age 44? It’s a mystery, and even though I’ve known Brian for years and I interviewed him for this article […]

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Apr 21

Rich is Better

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Life Coaching

It is interesting to watch Paul Walker and Jessica Alba in the Sony film, Into the Blue (2005)—two beautiful people living in Barbados in a trailer with virtually no money—both profess to each other throughout the film that love is all they need (also a theme in 2008’s charming film, Across the Universe). It’s a […]

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