It's a book about things that can go right or wrong when a big organization encourages or discourages collaboration. Done well, it can help. Done poorly, it can harm. This book didn't really help me to figure out which are which, though. It says some common-sense things. There are plenty of examples, but it's hard to apply those examples; the examples are summarized with issues 20/20-hindsight-highlighted, and it's clear what to do. I feel no better prepared for real-world situations having read this book.