Twenty-one short stories best described as Americana, although not all stories are set in the US. The style is from an ESL/EFL background: free of flowery prose or oblique references. The reference to the Golden Rule amounts to this: All of life is noticing how what you do comes back around to affect you. Short stories must, by nature, embrace this.
The Prescot family were miners. At one time, they were contracted to develop technology for a mineral-rich but uninhabitable system. Gradually, all the investors shied away. Then the Prescots broke through with the technology needed to exploit entire planets, and incidentally develop domed playgrounds for the perversely rich, including indoor ski slopes and cable cars over megavolcanos, casinos and rides.
In business, many people follow the golden rule. But treating people the way we'd like to be treated can turn off clients or colleagues with different needs, wants, and hopes. The Platinum Rule shows you how to do unto others as they'd like done unto them. You'll discover the four basic business personalities and how to handle them in ways that put them at ease - the key to stronger career prospects, higher productivity, improved customer relations, and fewer conflicts.