At first glance this book may seem like just another critique of globalization. But to say that this book is about globalization is to trivialize the material and the way in which it is written. This is a well-crafted novel with beautifully developed character studies, which serve to illustrate the major cultural perspectives and divisions in multinational corporations. This is no dry textbook or superficial guide to global customs and etiquette. Regardless of your views on the Americanization/globalization of the marketplace, you would be well served to read this book and learn from its insights.