Investigative Resources, Due-Diligence Tips and Useful War Stories For Doing Business in a Complex World
Investigative Resources, Due-Diligence Tips and Useful War Stories For Doing Business in a Complex World - Eight Lessons from Recent Due-Diligence Background-Checking Gone Wrong. James Mintz Group, Global Fact Finding, Issue Five, February 2010"The unmasking of Bernard Madoff has made many business people uneasy about the ventures they invest in, and the new partners and new hires they take on. This mega-scandal is certainly instructive about the need for proper and timely due diligence about those with whom we do business. The missed opportunities to recognize Madoff’s criminality have been discussed ad infinitum over the last year...But more obscure recent cases provide other lessons about due-diligence checking that you might want to do as a matter of routine. The war stories below are real and scary, but the lessons they teach us can reduce the chances of deception, and the risks to reputation and investment."