“Woodford exploded. “I’m the president of this company trying to understand $1.5 billion in transactions. Our profits last year were around $350 million. This is four to five years’ profit spent. Do you understand the magnitude of this?”
Mori was silent.
“Who do you work for, Mori-san?” Woodford asked. “Who do you work for?”
He expected Mori to say Olympus. Instead, he said, “I work for Mr. Kikukawa. I am loyal to Mr. Kikukawa.”
That’s when Woodford knew that, as he said, “something was terribly, terribly wrong here.””