Stripped Down Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
By the time most of you read this today, I will be arriving at JFK on a red eye flight from San Francisco, landing a few minutes before 8am, just in time for the morning rush hour into Manhattan. The perfect end to a perfect travel day (not). Yesterday was one of those days dreaded by those of us who travel frequently: wake up in LA, fly to Sacramento for a meeting, buckle up for a two-hour car ride to San Francisco to make an 11pm flight back to NY. How glamorous can it get?
Not that I'm truly complaining. Yesterday/this morning was the culmination of a 10-day trip that actually was quite fascinating and a little glamorous to boot. It started last Wednesday, probably making it the longest business trip I've taken in recent memory. As last week's posting alluded to, I began in Las Vegas to spend time on the set of the latest installment of the Jason Bourne movie franchise, of which I am one of the producers. This new installment is due in theaters July 29. Without giving too much away, Las Vegas plays a prominent role in the film.
Truth: Stranger Than Fiction Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Truth: Stranger Than Fiction
2016 is not even a month old yet, and already the news needs a reality check. Sean Penn leads the Mexican authorities to "El Chapo," the world's most wanted man. Absurd but true, proving once again that fact is stranger than fiction. So this week, I'm offering you a little game. Take a look at the following pairs of headlines and see if you can tell which are real and which are spoofs. It might be harder than you think. Then scroll all the way down for the answer key – no cheating, please! Enjoy.
Let's Get Physical Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Let's Get Physical
Over the last two years, wellness has taken center stage at Marcum. As a firm we've embraced many wellness initiatives such as biometric screenings, Fitbit challenges and healthy snacks, among others. As part of our dedication to wellness and in an effort to raise the bar for ourselves, last year our Executive Committee instituted mandatory annual physicals for all 200 of our partners.
It's well known that every wellness campaign starts with early detection, catching something small and early before it becomes big and late stage. Diabetes and heart disease can often be prevented through healthful living and certainly can be treatable if caught early enough. Many forms of cancer can also be managed through early detection and intervention. Our Executive Committee recognizes that the health of our partners speaks to the health of our Firm.
Looking Forward by Looking Back Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Looking Forward by Looking Back
Happy 2016! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your families and loved ones, and that you are looking forward to whatever the New Year brings.
For some of our clients, this will be a year of transition. Marcum works with many family businesses and other privately owned enterprises. 2016 may be the year that some of them pass the reins to the next generation, or sell to their employees, or make room for new management.