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When hiring a new executive, considering a merger, purchasing another company, or even contracting a vendor, you need to know who you’re about to be working with. Hiring, merging, or acquiring an executive or business blindly can lead to many problems. That’s where the due diligence process comes into play. By doing your due diligence, […]
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  Any business that deals with other businesses, including vendors, in other countries must be aware of the various geopolitical risks they’re opening themselves up to. While there are certainly many benefits to going global, there are also dangers that can, if not understood, result in the end of your company. The many different fines […]
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Bribery Schemes in Brazil to Win Exclusive Business Demonstrate Lack of Strong Due Diligence and Compliance Program. At the close of 2022, when some were paying for holiday celebrations, Honeywell International Inc., agreed to pay over $160 million to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This was part of a parallel enforcement […]
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When preparing to acquire another company, hire an executive, form a partnership, or even hire a third party vendor, you need to conduct a full risk assessment so you know what potential dangers your company faces. This allows you to make an informed decision about whether the rewards are worth the risks. Most companies do […]
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One of the key parts of any larger business is its supply chain. A supply chain is made up of various vendors that supply raw materials and transport completed products to and from  warehouses or directly to the customer. Supply chains typically include a variety of different vendors, agents, distributors and manufacturers. Even companies that […]
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Lessons from George Santos Background Misrepresentations  The New York Times dropped a bombshell article purporting that representative-elect George Santos lied about his education, work history, family background, and animal charity organization. Other allegations include Santo’s omission of certain personal financial disclosures and alleged check fraud in Brazil. This news is scandalous for the candidate and […]
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Businesses merge together or outright acquire one another on a regular basis. Two companies that have enjoyed a partnership for several years may decide to fully merge so they can share resources more easily, or a company might find a smaller business that is highly innovative and purchase them to bring their new products or […]
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Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny Balwani” of Theranos fame, or infamy, were sentenced after receiving convictions earlier this year.    Holmes, founder and ex-chief executive officer (CEO) of Theranos, the now defunct biotechnology company that was believed to have created a revolutionary blood testing device that could analyze blood with a few drops from the […]
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One of the key parts of any business is its supply chain. A supply chain is made up of various vendors that supply raw materials and transport completed products to warehouses or directly to the customer. Supply chains typically include a variety of different vendors. Even companies that only offer services, such as medical offices, […]
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When preparing to hire an executive, form a partnership, acquire another company, or even hire a vendor, you need to do a full risk assessment so you know what potential dangers your company faces. This allows you to make an informed decision about whether the rewards are worth the risks. Make no mistake: while some […]
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Imagine hiring a new executive only to find out that they were involved in a serious crime, have a major conflict of interest, or have a history of suing the companies they work for. Once the ink is dry on their contract, it’s too late to easily change your mind without some type of cost […]
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When an executive leaves a company, it creates a vacuum. Often, an entire division of the company is left without executive leadership. The CEO or board has lost a trusted expert to provide advice and guide the company’s operations, finances, HR, technology, or other area. However, the company should never rush the search for a […]
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