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-Receive free copy of Real Estate Investing Made Easy—How to Get Rich, For Real. Many people are tired of poor returns on their bank savings accounts, pension plans, insurance policies, t-bills, IRAs, 401(k)s, bonds and mutual funds as well as stock portfolios. Why do so many of the wealthiest families around the world have all or substantially all of their wealth invested in real estate? It’s because real estate investing is virtually the only strategy that really works.

You can’t save your way to wealth, but you can invest your way there, Bruce M Firestone

This book by Bruce M Firestone, PhD, lays out an alternative strategy for you and your family. What if you could buy, say, two or three residential rentals, one small commercial investment like an industrial condo and some land that’ll generate net income of $84,000 a year and provide inflation protection as well as a reliable storehouse of value? Now that sounds more doable than say trying to save $7,000,000 in cash, which is what you’d need if you invest it in a guaranteed investment certificate at 1.2% pa.

Firestone shows you how—he has coached many clients to success by exploiting opportunities in real estate. He’ll show you how you make money in real estate when you but, not when you sell and how to add differentiated value to your portfolio so you earn above average returns.

“It’s a must-read for both experienced and novice investors,” Daniel Casal, B Com (Hon) Finance

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-Advance notice of publishing of Urban Nirvana, And the Peradventures of Maddy Henderson.

-Free copy of Quantum Entity trilogy book 1 (we are all ONE), which tells the story of three, somehow interconnected families—Bells, Brooks and Hopi of Third Mesa—from the first moment artificially intelligent agents (quantum entities) are unleashed on an unsuspecting world by a brilliant, other-directed young physicist loved by two women until a war amongst nations ends in an evolutionary step for both quantum entities and their human partners.

Meet the 25 women and girls in this preliminary storyboard whose collective story underpins Quantum Entity trilogy--they are the glue that all human societies truly depend on...

Congratulations Prof Bruce, you’ve got a winner here. After reading ‘Part I – Discovery’, I was totally hooked. It’s better than ‘The Goal’ and more entertaining even than ‘Dune’! David Perry, Partner, Perry-Martel International, co-author, Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

Learning outcome? What it's really like to build a business on the order of Facebook x100

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-Receive a free copy of Retire Rich, Retire Early, How to Retire At Any Age, For Real. Developed nations are divided into three classes—people, mostly government workers, with defined benefit pension plans, the top 1% who in 2012 had a 19.3% share of US national income (up from just 7.7% in 1973) and everyone else. This book is written for the latter—the 80% of the working population who have to fend for themselves.

34% of poll respondents say lottery win is their retirement plan…

Firestone looks at the case of Ms Maya Yates, a 36 year old single mother with a decent job who has set a goal of retiring by age 62 with an income similar to what she is currently earning. When she discovers that she will need to save $6.7 million over the next 26 years to reach her goal (equivalent to putting away more than 3 times her current annual salary every year), Maya comes to Firestone looking for alternatives; together they come up with a plan to enable her to acquire a mini real estate empire so she can realistically provide for herself and her three children.

“Wow, this book really explains (with no baloney) how to invest and make money in real estate. It’s foundational to anyone looking to start a career and/or invest in real estate,” Nicholas Legault, real estate entrepreneur

-Receive free copy of Entrepreneurs Handbook II, You can think your way to wealth a lot faster than you can work your way there

Do you want to learn how to create significant value for yourself and your family in an enterprise that you own and control – value that can provide you the freedom and security to realize your lifetime goals? This handbook will teach you how to bootstrap yourself to success in the 21st century. This handbook will take you on a voyage to create the most compelling business models for the 21st century. We are going to look deep into the past at business models from decades past, as well as show you new models that may amaze you.

You will learn how it is possible to reverse out much of your work, to create mass customization in products and services, turn products into services and vice versa, engage in negative cost selling, negative cost marketing and much more.

-Free copy of Quantum Entity trilogy book 2 (American Spring).

Meet Pet3r, the first of his kind. His quantum number is 1.

Hatched in Lab 4 at U of T, Pet3r is the first of over 500 million of these creatures who have come to join humanity on their march towards their collective destiny, whatever that may be...

Learning outcome? How to revive a national economy that's collapsed

I felt as if I was in the middle of an Isaac Asimov world again. Great job! Steve Gordon, President, Regional Group of Companies

I really enjoyed the book—it gave me a fascinating view of what may lie ahead in the not so distant future, God help us. I came to care what happened to the characters and wanted to get to know them better. I also laughed out loud at times. The novel introduced me to many complex concepts and I found myself thinking on occasion: ‘Huh, I didn’t know that.’ It was a pleasure to read, Margot O’Neil

- Free copy of Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators when published.

Inaugural Senators team circa 1992/93

15,000 reservations (called PRNs, Priority Registration Numbers) for season tickets sold for $25 each for a team that would not play its first game for nearly two years together with 500 corporate sponsors signed up at $500 each plus 31 original corporate sponsors at $15k each to support Bring Back the Senators campaign

Ottawa's most popular player (Spartacat), year one of modern era

Current home of the Sens

Original land use plan for 600-acre parcel purchased by Sens parent company Terrace Investments Ltd in western sector of Ottawa

Old and new, from bottom: first year coach, Rick Bowness, first ever entry draft pick, Alexei Yashin, Bruce Firestone with his 2 chief lieutenants, Cyril Leeder and Randy Sexton, original Senators teams, winners of 9 Stanley Cups, who played in the league from its inception in 1917 til moving from Ottawa during the Great Depression in 1933 to St Louis where they played for a year before folding in 1934. Resurrected in 1992/93. Frank Finnegan, pictured young and old in lower right hand corner, anchored the power play to Bring Back the Senators at the December 1990 NHL winter meetings in Palm Beach, FLA and lived long enough to see the team become unconditional members of the league in December 1991.

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-Entered into a draw for a once per year breakfast with Prof Bruce, Sens founder, real estate guru

-Ability to send in questions and participate in annual forum hosted by Bruce M Firestone.

-Free copy of Quantum Entity trilogy book 3 (The Successors)

Meet Nina Christina in book 3; she's a motocross racing, guitar-playing, rave attending, church-going, coffee house owning, half Hopi princess, quantum data strategist, rock n’ roll girl from Cal living in Texas in 2089 with fluent French and some Swedish. Image used under license from Lena Dunaeva. All rights reserved.

When you're a fast chick on a bike, a female in a male-dominated sport, quitting is not an option. Bruce Firestone captures the thrill of the chase beautifully in book 3 of his Quantum Entity Trilogy. Nina Christina, an amazing character and a role model for women everywhere, competes and succeeds against impossible odds. I loved how much he covered just in chapter 1, which totally propelled my interest in reading the rest of the book set in a future world where all seems lost except hope, Vicki Schouten, CEO Vinyl 21, retired professional motorcycle racer

I was surprised and delighted with the way Quantum Entity Trilogy ended. Firestone answers fundamental questions—how did our universe begin, how did life start, are we alone and what does it all mean? It left with me a sense of grandeur, thinking about the future of our planet and how it might be evolve, Patrick Trahan, COO, Thermasolaris.com

Preliminary storyboard re forbidden love between Nina Christina and Magellan Bell

Learning outcome? How to manage a project of mind boggling complexity

- Free copy of Real Estate Handbook when published.

- Free copy of Urban Nirvana when published.

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-Once per year personal coaching breakfast with Sens founder, real estate guru, keynote speaker, personal business for life expert Bruce M Firestone on subject of your choice: real estate, business or other.

-Assigned readings about real estate, business and life.

-Spreadsheets, forms and other materials to help you make better real estate, business and life decisions.

Dr Firestone's courses and personal mentoring drastically reduce your learning curve for your next profitable real estate investment or development. His program will make you more money, and save on expenses—hands down. If you want to create wealth, this is your way forward, Nick Legault, president, buildinginvestments.ca

-Enrollment in 6-lecture Bruce M Firestone real estate course where you will learn:

Why out 100 richest families in Canada, 61 had all or substantially all wealth in real estate
Why real estate is a business model for dummies
Why in real estate, you make money when you buy not when you sell
What is unearned rent/forced savings
How to get inflation protection
Why investors beat savers
How to really calculate real estate returns

Just a note to thank you for the feedback and tips on my final assignment. Your advice and suggestions have been noted. I would also like to thank you for delivering a great real estate course, which I enjoyed very much. I learned a lot, and the real life examples and stories you shared with the class were an added bonus. Thank you again Prof Bruce for sharing your knowledge—I will definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a real estate entrepreneur, Sam Balam, November 2014

How to add differentiated value to your portfolio so you get above average returns
What core competencies you'll need to develop
How to properly finance property acquisitions
How to market and sell
How to put a real estate team together
How to buy not only residential rentals but small commercial and land
How to determine highest and best use
What a developer does to make money
What makes real estate unique as a storehouse of value/iron reserve
How cities really work
What makes a livable city
How to animate a village, town or city
How understanding how a city works helps you as a real estate investor, developer, manager and owner
And much more...

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-Mention in novel (Author’s Note).

-Free copy of Quotes for Entrepreneurs, Great Quotes to Inspire, Guide and Motivate, For Real. The purpose of gathering together more than 1,100 quotes is to inspire people who seek to be great at what they do and to provide guidance for everyone else. It wasn’t government five year plans that catapulted India and China from the ranks of impoverished nations to the powerhouses they are today—it was their entrepreneur, intrapreneur and creative classes that did it. Think that Mahatma Gandhi didn’t know much about business? Think again. He said, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”, which is not only true for independence movements first trying to throw off the yoke of the East India Company and, second, British imperialism, but also true in business and in life.

Darwin wasn’t talking about startups but he might as well have been when he said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Adaptability is not just something Darwin talked about. It is the unofficial motto of the US Marine Corps (“show some adaptability”) and here’s what architect great Frank Lloyd Wright had to say about how to save yourself from peril, “An idea is salvation by imagination.”

-Monthly personal coaching in real estate* including: whole-person mentoring/coaching and assigned readings (Prof Bruce), review of business model and plan (both parties), addition of differentiated value (Prof Bruce), coaching on one or more of: highest and best use, concept plan, urban design, functional program, critical path schedule, rate of return/advanced spreadsheet use, due diligence, financing, planning, zoning, severance, minor variance, dealing with community groups and municipal or county government… (Prof Bruce), revenue enhancement/cost reduction strategy (both parties), goal setting (coached party), review of goals (both parties), staying on track and affirmation of plan (Prof Bruce), execution and implementation of plan (coached party), metrics reports (coached party) and accountability sessions (both parties), mid-course corrections (both parties), success celebration and next steps (both parties)
Commitment of parties: one in-person meeting plus two, 45-minute telephone sessions monthly. Additional email and in-person support as required.

“For the past six months, Bruce M Firestone has been my real estate coach. With his guidance, I have accomplished more in that half year than in the previous five. Prof Bruce helped me refine my strategy, look in new development directions, and find property that was manageable, affordable and offers great returns. He assisted in selecting appropriate investments, negotiating favorable terms, and closing deals, overcoming potential roadblocks. He coached me to polish my presentation skills, and he is a constant source of positive encouragement. Moreover, Bruce helps me focus my energy on achievable objectives, and then holds me accountable. I highly recommend Bruce as a real estate coach and mentor so you can turn your ideas into reality,” Bob Wachna, real estate investor and developer, Ottawa Canada February 2015

(* or business coaching with a focus on business modeling, self finance, negative cost marketing and sales.)

-Advance notice of future work including: How to Green Your Home, For Real; How to Create a Successful Personal Business For Life; How to Really Sell--negative cost sales and marketing; Real Estate Invention, how to add differentiated value to your portfolio and score above average returns; How to Find Sponsors for Practically Anything; How to Bootstrap Finance and Self-Capitalize Your New Enterprise; How to Sell 5,000 Copies of Practically Any Book; Perfect Business Models; Product Managers Handbook; and novels--Saragasso City; Nora's Story
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-Participation in 1 on 1 Ninja Real Estate immersion weekend*.

(* or choose 1 of the following: advanced product management--from ideation, development and marketing to implementation and growth explained, entrepreneurialist culture--turn yourself into a ninja entrepreneur or intrapreneur, design economics--boost your creativity and your income.)

Here’s what we do—

  • 1.Friday arrival, settling in to your B and B
  • 2.Friday session, Introduction to Ninja Real Estate and Real Estate Case Studies, 3 hours
  • 3.Friday private dinner, ninja apprentice with Prof Bruce
  • 4.Saturday morning session, Analyzing Opportunities and Property Finance, 3 hours
  • 5.Saturday lunch provided
“I definitely recognize the professor in Prof Bruce. I’m truly blown away at the amount of time I am spending outside of listening to lectures and reviewing slidedecks. There are so many links leading to so much information embedded in his presentations... Dr Firestone is truly an amazing wealth of information,” Elliott Tessmer, real estate investor, Saskatoon

  • 6.Saturday afternoon, property tour and discussion of student project
  • 7.Saturday evening, development of student project by ninja apprentice
  • 8.Sunday morning, Real Estate Business Models and Livable Cities, 3 hours
  • 9.Sunday lunch provided
  • 10.Sunday afternoon, workshop session to complete student project and plan plus ninja apprentice presentation
  • 11.Sunday afternoon, presentation of Ninja Real Estate certificate
More about Prof Bruce: Bruce M Firestone, PhD, is best known as an entrepreneur and founder of NHL hockey team, the Ottawa Senators, their home arena, Canadian Tire Centre, and the Ottawa Senators Foundation, a children’s charity, as well as author, professor, coach, consultant, real estate developer, broker and urban guru. Prof Bruce is an effective keynote speaker for organizations with a positive focus on creating opportunity for their stakeholder group. Firestone advises counties, towns and cities as well as economic development agencies on how to develop live-work-play communities based on the principal that is nothing is sustainable unless it is also economically sustainable too. [email protected] @profbruce @quantum_entity http://www.brucemfirestone.com/about-the-author/

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-Annual keynote speech by Bruce M Firestone for your organization or at your event in one of four subject areas—

-Future Vision: predictions, thoughts and inspirationBRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Bootstrap Your Local Economy, how a few entrepreneurs can reshape a community BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Retire Early Retire Rich: via real estate investing BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Startup DNA: business success decoded BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Firestone’s Power Laws of Selling BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Home Building’s Future: how to add value and differentiate yourself plus how to really create affordable housing BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-How to Amp Your Village, Town or City: and keep your most valuable resource (your kids) at home

-Business Models for the 21st Century: so the harder you work, the more money you’ll make

-Self-finance: the secrets to capitalizing and bootstrapping practically any new enterprise

-Secrets to Creating and Building a Successful Micro Business: developing your own personal business 4 life

-New Marketing: earning trust rather than buying it BRIEF DESCRIPTION

-Pro Sports: how the Ottawa Senators were founded and why major leagues matter

-Modern Era Sponsorship: how to get sponsors for practically anything

-Modern Era Publishing Models: how to sell at least 5,000 copies of practically anything and why you should avoid Amazon, Apple and other platforms so you can make some real money as an author

“Bruce Firestone has an inspirational message and a voice that will break down the walls,” Carolyn Parker, Triple I Event Services Inc

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