When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus, he became the first Westerner ever to climb to the top of one of Japan's corporate giants. Unfortunately, soon a fter, his dream job turned into a nightmare. Woodford learned about a series of bizarre mergers and acquisitions deals totaling $1.7 billion?a scandal that threatened to bring down the entire company if exposed.
Just weeks later, he was fired in a boardroom coup that shocked Japan and the business world. Woodford fled the country in fear for his life and went straight to the press?making him the first CEO of a global multinational to blow the whistle on his own company.
Now Woodford recounts his almost unbelievable true story and paints a devastating portrait of corporate Japan.
?His story is filled with mystery, suspense, and betrayal." ?Management Today
?A gripping chronicle." ?Kirkus Reviews
?I had walked into a John Grisham novel." ?Michael Woodford
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 25th February 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.7 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23