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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 billiona 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 pressmaking 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
Michael Woodford was named Business Person of the Year by four major newspapers and won the Financial Times/ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Person of the Year award. He lives in London.