Category Archives for "Ideas"

May 26

Disaster also brings opportunity… for a new beginning

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Green for Real , Ideas , Investing , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

A client of mine asks, “Hi Bruce, what are your thoughts on real estate and the economy over the next 12-24 months?” Here’s what I answered: No one really knows what will happen, but in my view, there will be many opportunities for people with cash. I suspect several trillion dollars of real estate in […]

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May 18

Purrdy Paws innovative self-capitalization idea

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Ideas , PB4L , Sales & Marketing

Purrdy Paws Mobile Grooming Spa founder Jayme Montero started with nothing. A teen mom, she had a “crazy” idea—to start a cat grooming mobile service when almost no one thought it would work—not her banker, her friends, no one. Her plan was to somehow finance and acquire a Mercedes Sprinter cargo van (which is tall […]

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May 16

40 Ottawa Senators Trivia Questions

By Bruce Firestone | Ideas , Sports & Entertainment

[Try answering these 40 Sens trivia questions yourself, then check your answers against Prof Bruce’s,] Q1 Which of the following are not founders of the modern era Ottawa Senators? Randy Sexton Bruce Firestone King Clancy Cyril Leeder Answer: Q2 When did the modern era Senators start playing again in the NHL? 1927 1987 1992 1995 […]

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May 02

Downsizing Upsizing Right Sizing? That is the question

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Family , Finance , Green for Real , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

Traveling without moving, a new approach to downsizing Most realtors tell a person who is thinking of, say, downsizing, to list and sell their larger home and buy something smaller and presumably cheaper. This kind of talk is a bit self-serving because, if the client follows this piece of advice, the realtor gets another listing […]

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Apr 11


By Bruce Firestone | Family , Ideas

Teach your children the power of positive and negative numbers by playing a terrific game called “Bananas” with them. It’s a free utility brought to you by Prof Bruce and his five kids and (so far) three grandchildren… Drive everyone “bananas!” Play full screen A girl named Pinky, who by the way is a math […]

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