“Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower“, from the former Olympus CEO Michael Woodford is out this week.
The first review I’ve seen is at The Economist: Paying a price for doing what’s right.
If you’ve been reading my posts on Olympus, you know a fair amount of the accounting details. If you want a survey of the bigger picture, check out the review. It introduces the maneuvering that took place over the scandal.
I think there will be a lot of good info in the book. The review suggests:
“Exposure” should be compulsory reading for company directors and MBA students.
Closing comment in the review is a good question for all of us in business:
Mr Woodford stands tall as an example of leadership. Read his book and ask yourself: would you do the same thing—or would you just shut up and go to Davos?