Monday, March 29, 2010

Professor Bruce M. Firestone: How to Start a Personal Business for Life

How are you going to give yourself a fallback position when everything else in your life fails you? You're going to come Sunday, April 25th from 3-5pm, to Tabaret Hall, room 325, at the University of Ottawa and listen to Professor Bruce M. Firestone speak to this issue!

Professor Bruce M. Firestone (whose CV is online at: has agreed to be our next guest speaker; he will be giving a talk on "How to Start a Personal Business for Life". Professor Firestone is the Founder of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Scotiabank Place; Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa; Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Broker, Partners Advantage GMAC Real Estate, Brokerage; Executive Director,; Columnist, Ottawa Business Journal.

I was lucky enough to take Professor Firestone's Entrepreneurship class at Carleton University a few years ago. At that time, I had no idea who he was. Little did I know I was to be learning from an innovative Ottawa celebrity with a varied, rich business background. Professor Firestone's course was the spark for me to dive into the business world.

To learn more about Professor Firestone, take a look at his blog: or follow him on Twitter at:

And if you really want to be fully prepared for this opportunity, you can do some advance reading. Prof Bruce has written extensively on the concept of a Personal Business for Life (PB4L) which you can download (as a Word doc) from:

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