Category Archives for "Sports & Entertainment"

Feb 19

Just how crazy are entrepreneurs? Ask Queen Isabella

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment

If you want to understand entrepreneurs, maybe you live with one or work with or for one, then read this excerpt (see below) from Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter, a book I wrote for the 25th anniversary of the founding of […]

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Feb 17

Who knew that Detroit could teach other towns how to reanimate themselves?

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

While watching Hockey Day in America, I was struck by how the city of Detroit had integrated its outdoor ice-skating rink into the very fabric of its downtown. Most of these things are done badly; in fact, it’s surprisingly hard to create vibrant street life. Most cities and towns fail at it. Loneliness soars as […]

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Jan 29

Firestone Institute co-coaching and ninja real estate investor course

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

YES, I want to sign up for the Firestone Institute co-coaching and ninja real estate investor course as an auditing student. What do I get? -you receive free e-copies of a Learn by Doing series of real estate investment and business books including: 1) Real Estate Investing Made Easy, 2) Retire Rich, Retire Early, 3) […]

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Jan 08

Why naming your buildings or properties is important

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Design , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

I am into naming things (like the elves in Tolkien’s Middle Earth did–they spent their first few tens of thousands of years there naming stuff). I also like creating taglines.  It adds value for both landlord and tenant—it’s like Italian trains of the 1970s—the only difference between 1st and 3rd class was the price you paid. #Seriously […]

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Dec 21

A walk through time

By Bruce Firestone | Design , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment

Here’re some artifacts from Ottawa Senators founder Bruce M Firestone, PhD, now on deposit with city of Ottawa Archives, https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/city-ottawa-archives. In addition, the Firestone family has donated more than 1,600 works of art (paintings and sculptures) to form the FIRESTONE COLLECTION OF CANADIAN ART, https://oaggao.ca/firestone-collection-canadian-art, housed and displayed by the Ottawa Art Gallery, OAG. city of Ottawa archives: […]

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Oct 30

MEET THE BRITISH SOCCER FAN WHO DESIGNED THE OTTAWA SENATORS LOGO

By Bruce Firestone | Design , Sports & Entertainment

By Graham Neysmith [This article by Carleton University journalism student Graham Neysmith originally appeared at https://capitalcurrent.ca/] The man who branded Ottawa’s professional hockey team doesn’t consider himself a hockey fan and has never even laced up a pair of skates. Tony Milchard designed the logo used by the Ottawa Senators when they debuted in the National […]

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