WorldCat Identities

Woodford, Michael 1960-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 36 publications in 4 languages and 768 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9707.J34, 338.762136092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Woodford
Exposure : inside the Olympus scandal : how I went from CEO to whistleblower by Michael Woodford( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.' "Sensational". (Jon Snow, "Channel 4 News"). "He lost his job for his integrity". ("The Economist"). Michael Woodford grew up in Liverpool and joined Olympus as a medical equipment salesman, rising through the ranks to run its UK, MEA and European businesses. In April 2011 he was appointed President and COO of the Olympus Corporation - the first Western 'salary-man' to rise through the ranks to the top of a Japanese giant. That October he was made CEO, but only two weeks later was dismissed after querying inexplicable payments approaching $2 billion. He was named Business Person of the Year 2011 by the "Sunday Times", the "Independent" and the "Sun", and won the "Financial Times" Arcelor-Mittal Award for Boldest Businessperson of the Year. He lives in London with his wife and two teenage children
Exposure : inside the Olympus scandal : how I went from CEO to whistleblower by Michael Woodford( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus - the company to which he had dedicated thirty years of his career - he became the first Westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan's corporate giants. Some wondered at the appointment - how could a gaijin who didn't even speak Japanese understand how to run a Japanese company? But within months Woodford had gained the confidence of most of his colleagues and shareholders. Unfortunately, soon after, his dream job turned into a nightmare. The trouble began when 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. He turned to his fellow executives - including the chairman who had promoted him, Tsuyoshi Kikukawa - for answers. But instead of being heralded as a hero for trying to save the company, Woodford was met with vague responses and hostility - a clear sign of a cover up. Undeterred, he demanded to be ma
Wanna see ASL stories?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories told in American Sign Language only; no sound provided. Questions are asked after each story
Kainin by Michael Woodford( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanna see ASL stories?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories told in American Sign Language only; no sound provided. Questions are asked after each story
Hilary Clinton : the almost president : a Hillary Clinton biography by Michael Woodford( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gao mi zhe : Olympus qian zhi xing chang she ming jie lu 20 nian jia zhang de gu shi by Wu de fu te( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Michael Woodford

Michael Woodford britischer Manager

Michael Woodford Brits auteur

Uddofōdo, Maikeru, 1960-

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邁克爾·伍德福特

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