June 2019 – Newsletter

Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F) Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Towson, MD – June 3, 2019 – Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F), is pleased announce that the firm is celebrating 40 years of business throughout 2019.

RS&F was founded in 1979 by Howard Rosen and Lou Sapperstein. Since its inception, the firm has expanded to provide a variety of services in addition to its core services of business consulting and accounting, and serves clientele in industries such as real estate, healthcare, nonprofits, government contractors, construction, manufacturing, distribution, business services, and more.

“When we started the business, we saw an opportunity to serve middle-market businesses that lacked access to strategic business advisory.  And that’s exactly what we have provided in addition to the many other services we deliver in support of our growing client base,” said Howard Rosen, managing partner at RS&F.
For 40 years, RS&F’s goal has been consistent: to be the region’s entrepreneurial CPA firm for entrepreneurs.
RS&F has thrived as a result of the tremendous team members who bring broad knowledge and expertise to the firm.  As the firm grows, it continues to expand its presence and impact in the community.  RS&F is committed to its presence in the greater Mid-Atlantic region and looks forward to serving the business community in new and innovative ways.

“As we look to the future, we will continue to empower our RS&F family to build the firm they want and, as a result, we will continue to provide outstanding service to our clients,” said Jeff Rosen, a partner at the firm who was named a 2019 Influential Marylander by the Daily Record. “Thank you to our team for their dedication, to our clients who have given us the honor of supporting their businesses and families, and to our partners who have supported us on this 40-year journey.”

RS&F Summer Reading List

Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight
Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Recommended by RS&F’s Vadim D. Ronzhes

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated.

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, by Safi Bahcall
What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? Why do traffic jams appear out of nowhere on highways? What can we learn about innovation from a glass of water? In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior and the challenges of nurturing radical breakthroughs. Drawing on the science of phase transitions, Bahcall shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice.
Recommended by RS&F’s Muhammad H. Khan

Good to Great, by Jim Collins
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, “Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?” In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets.
Recommended by RS&F’s Muhammad H. Khan

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. People’s competencies should be measured and their weaknesses shored up. People crave feedback. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they’re lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies — distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking — running through our organizational lives. Nine lies, to be exact.

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