If North American businesspeople operated this way, I think people would hate big business a lot less. Instead of obfuscating and blaming everyone else for a misstep while happily taking a ton of investor's money, Iwata went "Yeah we screwed up and we're going to take pay cuts as a punishment." He also only made $2M a year to begin with, even though Nintendo is one of Japan's biggest companies. How much do you think Kotick will walk away with when WoW and CoD dry up and Activision collapses? Hey Wall Street, pay attention!