Category Archives for "Sports & Entertainment"

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 ninja real estate investor, co-coaching and development manager course. YES, I want to learn how to be a development manager to ensure my projects and those of others I deal with get started as soon as possible and come in on-time and on-budget with as […]

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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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Sep 19

You can’t drink all day

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

“You can’t drink all day, unless you start in the morning,” one middle-aged female fan of the Buffalo Bills told me at their home-opener on Sunday September 16th, 2018. It was 0930 at the time, proving her point. That the Bills are important to Buffalo seems self-evident to me. But after tailgating with over 100,000 […]

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Oct 01

Steve Willis’ Attempt to Makeover Ottawa Part 1 of 2

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Green for Real , Ideas , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

[A version of this article first appeared in Ottawa Business Journal, https://www.obj.ca/article/op-ed-meet-steve-willis-city-halls-most-important-person] [Read part 2 here, https://brucemfirestone.com/steve-willis-attempt-to-makeover-ottawa-part-2-of/] I meet with Steve Willis in his suite of offices at Ottawa city hall after everyone else’s workday seems to be over, except his. He’s the new general manager of planning, infrastructure & economic development, a crucial 700-person […]

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May 26

Why Not Make it Nine?

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

[Here’s an article I wrote in 2009 for a local Ottawa newspaper that is worthwhile re-reading today amidst talk of the Sens possibly packing up and heading to greener pastures (possibly Quebec City) due to attendance woes in the 2016/17 regular season and playoffs as well as subsequent years. I think a better idea would […]

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Feb 22

25 Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , PB4L , Real Estate , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

I am often asked, “What are the keys to success?” I have developed some ideas about this over the years and, like any such list, mine is bound to be incomplete. Worse than that, many of these ideas about success are contradictory. Things that I learned from my Dad, Professor O. J. Firestone, like “Never […]

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