Nintendo: An Outsider as Successor
Under the visionary leadership of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Nintendo) of Japan had transformed from a small founder-controlled business to a global and professionalized firm. Yamauchi's death in 2013 had the potential to affect Nintendo's corporate financial policy. Following his passing, Yamauchi's family was left with a huge inheritance-but also an exorbitant inheritance tax bill. The family sought advice from Nintendo on how to deal with the matter. How could Nintendo solve this financial trouble in a way that balanced the interests of both the family and Nintendo's management? Ruth S.K. Tan and Yupana Wiwattanakantang are affiliated with National University of Singapore.