Embracing the process of due diligence under specific circumstances is the most efficient way to assure the parties involved that all reasonable measures are being taken to provide the financial or business data and details regarding an organization’s assets and liabilities. Due diligence is most often applied when making major decisions regarding mergers, acquisitions, or other strategic alignments or purchases/sales that may be on the horizon. The parties involved are responsible for digging deep in order to truly evaluate the situation, get the facts, and paint an accurate picture of what is happening behind the scenes. When due diligence is not performed, whether in the instance of determining the value of a company or the value of a potential C-suite employee, the concerned parties are always more vulnerable to making a poor, possibly dangerous decision. The more you know – the more knowledgeable you are – the more confident you are in your actions.