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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
The Delivery Man: The Art of Turning Ideas into Products in Silicon Valley by Sebastien Taveau is a must-read for anyone who would like to build a successful career in today’s complex technological world. It’s a candid and fascinating account by a Silicon Valley veteran with a wide range of experience delivering to various companies. The book should give readers a basic understanding of how products are developed by companies based in Silicon Valley. It stresses the importance of the delivery man whose role is often unnoticed but is critical to the success of the product being launched. As a young immigrant to the US in the mid-90s, Sebastien Taveau found himself immersed in the rapid growth of technology. Today, he is known as a puzzle solver and beyond-the-horizon watcher, with twenty-five years of technical and professional experience. This is his story.
Sebastien Taveau’s The Delivery Man is an interesting glimpse into the complex behind-the-scenes world of technology. It’s a candid recollection of the author’s experiences in his professional journey which can be used as a manual, especially by IT professionals. The book emphasizes the need to find your true professional strength, know who you need to include on your team, have the support you need from the top, and have the energy to drive the projects to the end. This is a gem of a book for anyone who wants to have a successful career in any field they choose because while it focuses on the world of Silicon Valley, it also applies to any line of work. Highly recommended.