(Nothing at all to do with utilities or the IT industry.)
A quick read, but then again, this would have a made a better long-form magazine article rather than a book.
The bulk of the narrative features the author relating experiences arranging for soap products to be manufactured in China for the US market. An interesting story but the travails and challenges become a little repetitious.
The nugget is this: industry in China can certainly manufacture goods cheaply, and they will almost make things for the US market without making a profit, as long as they can copy intellectual property. The money to be made is from copying formulations and products and selling them elsewhere in the world where margins are much higher.
A cautionary tale regarding protecting intellectual property...