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Publisher Description

President, whistleblower, crusader. Exposure is the story of how Michael Woodford exposed the dark heart of Olympus.

When Michael Woodford was made President and CEO of Olympus, he became the first Westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan's corporate icons.

Then his dream job turned into a nightmare.

He learned about a series of bizarre mergers and acquisitions deals totalling $1.7 billion - a scandal which if exposed threatened to bring down the entire company. He turned to his fellow executives but was met with hostility and a cover-up. Within weeks he was fired in a boardroom coup that shocked the international business world. As rumours emerged of Yakuza (mafia) involvement in the scandal, Woodford fled Japan in fear of his life. He went straight to the press - becoming the first CEO of a multinational to blow the whistle on his own company.

Exposure is a deeply personal memoir that reads like a thriller. As Woodford himself puts it, 'I thought I was going to run a health-care and consumer electronics company but found I had walked into a John Grisham novel.'

'Tells his tale like a thriller. A fine book by a fine man who did the right thing' -The Times

'A brilliantly gripping book, with a great hero at its heart' -Evening Standard

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2012
November 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
200
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
10.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Cb1010 ,

Amazing

What a brilliant book, a real page-turner! (not common for a business book). Hard to believe how corrupt corporate Japan really is and how much they do to cover it up... Thanks

Rob Trundle ,

A great insight

Very well written and engaging

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