Doco - BBC Storyville - The 1.7 Billion Dollar Fraud (wrt Olympus)

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  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Over here - on iPlayer or available via other means . . .

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054f7qp

    "In October 2011, Olympus Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Japanese optical company, dismissed its president and CEO, British-born Michael Woodford, over cultural differences in management style."
     
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  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    just finished watching it... not the greatest documentary I have watched.. the narrative is a bit jumpy... but worth checking out... has absolutely nothing to do with cameras at all...its about the culture of Japanese business.... and it doesn't really come to a proper conclusion

    K
     
  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Just finished watching it - amazing to think the financial shenanigans dated back to the late 80's.

    Some great quotes - 'Olympus is a ship of fools' & 'If the pictures taken by Olympus cameras were as fuzzy as the non-explanation given by Mr Takayama the company would have been out of business long ago'

    Ah well, lets hope they turn it around. I still want another Oly camera :)
     
  4. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Big shame file for the company though....

    I believe Woodford fled from Japan in genuine fear for his life and family's safety.