Our Two Cents

Three Strategies for Creating a More Honest Culture by Tony Rose

The ability to confront brutal facts can make or break a business. But how do we do that while still respecting the varying perspectives of different players, including partners? This came up for me because my partners and I are re-reading Good to Great by Jim...

On the Record As: A Hero to My Partners by Tony Rose

Think back to the heroes in your life. I bet you can name a few. I know I can: Dan Sullivan inspired me to think in different ways using elegantly simple tools to approach complex issues. Michelle DeAngelis shared her considerable experience in managing organizations...

About “The Road Less Stupid” by Tony Rose

"Don’t let what your competition is doing influence your decisions. You can’t erect a fence to keep the competition out. Besides, they do stupid things sometimes too." This is a quote from a book I’m reading called The Road Less Stupid: Advice from the Chairman of...

Five Questions That Will Help You Find Your Pixie Dust by Tony Rose

One of the most important pieces of advice that I offer as an accountant is this: the financial output of your company is dependent upon the richness of your structural, social, human, and intellectual capital. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about this, and it...

About “Leap Launch! A Tribute to Entrepreneurs” by Tony Rose

"To all those who have taken the entrepreneurial leap. This book is a tribute to you.” This is the dedication in Gino Wickman’s forthcoming book, Leap, and it gives me the chills—in a good way. There are few things I have loved more than taking the...

Setting Outcomes Versus Setting Goals by Tony Rose

Michael Bernoff is correct: Setting outcomes is more productive than setting goals. Here's the difference: An outcome describes what you want to have happen whereas a goal is what you want to do. This works for me because much of what we do amounts to...

IN DEFENSE OF EMPLOYEES by Tony Rose

I recently had a talk with Amy Bruske, the president of Kolbe Corp, about the meaning of entrepreneurship. Bruske has observed three types of folks, all of whom are necessary in a business: entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees. We tend to hold entrepreneurs and business owners...

Tax Rhetoric v Tax Reform

In recent weeks, President Trump’s administration published its tax reform goals, which resulted in much discussion and little clarity. The goals, which have not yet been translated into bills, would double most people’s standard deduction, eliminate many itemized deductions, and retain deductions for home mortgage...

Eric Swenson on HR: Evolve or Die

Eric Swenson, Founder and Managing Director of our sister company, RSJ/Swenson, is an author, speaker, and consultant who works with businesses throughout the United States and Canada to train and improve management and develop professional talent. In his most recent article for Talent Economy, he predicts...

“Five Eyes on the Fence: Human Capital” Featured on RBI Website

RSJ founding partner Tony Rose is not just an experienced accountant, he is also the author of two books: "Say Hello the Elephants" and "Five Eyes on the Fence." His thesis that a business's success must be measured not just by Financial capital, but by...

Tony Rose Quoted in “Your Client’s Taxes Under Trump”

Private Wealth Magazine writer Carol J. Clouse spoke with founding partner Tony Rose for her article "Your Client's Taxes Under Trump." If you've been curious about how our 45th President's economic plans will affect those who you advise, please click here to read the full...

The Five Capitals – A Cheat Sheet

The success or failure of a business lays in understanding the potential and actual consequences of more than financial capital. ...

Micro Promises

Most of us keep our big promises, but all too often, we make tons of tiny little “micro-promises” that we either never keep....

President-Elect Trump’s Impact on Your Taxes

While some are happy and some are protesting the election of Donald Trump as our next president, one thing is certain: Changes will be made to the tax and business climate. Many are speculating about what might happen, but no one really knows what President-Elect...

Feature: Kira Masteller

Kira Masteller is not only a well respected Estate Planning attorney, she is also the president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association....

At Level

June is employee review month at Rose, Snyder & Jacobs. It is a month of reflection, recounting, and projection....

Katie’s Perspective

When tragedy happens, you can either let it overcome you, or you can sit with the pain that you feel long enough to harness it and turn it into power....