Category Archives for "Sports & Entertainment"

Feb 26

Patrick Francey, the everyday millionaire, and Prof Bruce podcast

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Firestone Institute , PB4L , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

Mr Francey interviews Bruce M Firestone on Patrick’s everyday millionaire podcast: -how to find your why -if you want to change your life, you have to act -how to restart your life at any age -how to really provide yourself and your family for 3-generations -the story of Roy and Tammy, owners of 48-doors […]

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Feb 24

How to turn $7.2 million into half a billion dollars

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Family , Finance , Investing , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

I spoke with my friend Victor Menasce about the Ottawa Senators, the NHL, real estate investment and more on his podcast… I explained how we purchased (in the early 1990s) 600-acres in the far west-end of Ottawa (Kanata) for $12,000 an acre ($7.2 million, if you are counting), plunked an NHL expansion franchise (aka, the […]

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Feb 23

Making better decisions

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Design , Entrepreneurship , Family , Life Coaching , PB4L , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment

There are some benefits to getting older. You tend to have more patience and perspective; you tend to make better decisions and, consequently, make fewer mistakes. After I left the Sens, I wanted to figure out what to do next and, at the same time, my spouse, Dawn Mac Millan Firestone, was training to become […]

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Dec 21

What are the best (legal) businesses to be in?

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

(Excerpt from Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter) The most profitable businesses are either illegal (like drugs) or government-owned like property taxes, alcohol distribution (at least in Ontario and Quebec), utilities and lotteries (plus drugs, if you count legalization of cannabis in […]

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Sep 28

Why you need an owner in the house

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Life Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

Why is it that, for the longest time, the National Football League refused to allow corporations to own one of their franchises? It’s because the NFL understands perhaps better than any other league that a close relationship between ownership and fans/sponsors/corporate community/marketing partners/suppliers/agents/players/coaches/GMs/scouts/lenders/staff/local, state and federal politicians, police and regulatory bodies is incredibly important. With […]

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Jun 20

Fun with your kids this summer

By Bruce Firestone | Sports & Entertainment

Charles “Chip” Esten (better known as Deacon Claybourne from TV series Nashville) was asked by his writers to come up w/ a song (in just 3-days) he could perform on the show (season 6) as a tune his daddy had once taught him. The result is the fabulous, Itty, Bitty, Ditty, Play it and […]

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