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. '.