This book, as the title says, is about making "Profits," with a capital P. The author describes a new concept in an almost utopian world, where workers will take part in an elaborate plan, that will transform them into entrepreneurs in their own workplace. Everyone will be smiling while making profits from innovation and increased efficiency. This is an interesting, easy reading book, leading the reader step by step towards implementing the author's innovative theory. It promises a better and happier world for all involved, workers as well as shareowners, and society as a whole. The author describes, with a good sense of humor, how he tried to find a single company that will implement his ideas, and why it did not work. The reader will certainly ask after reading this interesting book, "if it is so good and simple, why no one wants to join, or at least give it a try"? A partial answer is that "Smiling for Profits" applies mostly to manufacturing, but not to other parts of the modern economy, like services, high tech, financials, or health industry. Maybe the capitalist society is not ready yet for such changes. And in our fast changing world, the uncertainties of globalisation, and the loss of millions jobs to third world countries, the chances of "Smiling for Profits" to succeed look even less rosy.
In this book, every chapter's title is phrased as a question, and then the author answers it by presenting his views about a broad range of topics, that are all related to the title of the book. The use of math in the book is minimal, thus making it easier to read for the broader public, and the illustrations are quite funny.