Category Archives for "Urban Economics"

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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Feb 08

Elderly Couple Get an Income Boost

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Urban Economics

As folks get older, they tend to earn less even before they officially retire. Many people will recall the “Freedom 55” slogan from an old advertising campaign. I tell young people I coach, “Don’t pay any attention to the idea of retiring any time soon… if ever.” Why? For two main reasons: I believe human […]

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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 19

The case of the rich dentist and his perpetual motion machine

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

[This is an excerpt from an upcoming book I am working on called, Business Model Illustrations, Real Estate Investment and Personal Business for Life Mini Case Studies] David Leigh (not his real name) is a rich dentist, age 44 when he first comes to Firestone for coaching. He is a lean, polite married person with […]

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Nov 28

How to build an adaptive organization

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Urban Economics

I’ve just finished reading Ron Wiens’ excellent book, Building Organizations: that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, 2012. If I understood it correctly, the role of a leader is to build an organization that (eventually) won’t need him or her to function effectively. You can do this, according to Ron, by building, EI, emotional intelligence, RI, relationship […]

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