Friday, January 29, 2010

Silicon Valley en livre / Silicon Valley as a book

J’ai visitée plusieurs endroits dans ma vie et rien n’est plus inspirant pour écrire un livre que de vivre dans la Silicon Valley. Et cet inspiration est venu pour Keith Raffel, fondateur de la compagnie Upshot (vendu à Siebel Systems pour 70$ million en 2003).

Il vient tout juste de publier “Smasher: A Silicon Valley Thriller” dont la source d’inspiration vient de sa vie quotidienne à Silicon Valley. Le livre raconte l’histoire fictive de Ian Michaels, un exécutif qui se bat contre le fait que sa compagnie se fasse engloutir dans une vente ainsi que le fait de sauver sa femme qui se fait suivre par un meurtier.

J’ai bien hâte de mettre la main sur ce livre, ma foi!



I visited many places in my life and nothing is more inspiring to me to write a book by being in Silicon Valley. And this inspiration came for Keith Raffel, founder of Upshot (sold to Siebel Systems for $70 million in 2003).

He just published a book, “Smasher: A Silicon Valley Thriller” where its inspiration came from his daily life in Silicon Valley. The book tells the fictional story of Ian Michaels, a startup executive who is battling to save his company from a hostile takeover, while simultaneously trying to save his prosecutor wife from a murderous stalker.

I can’t wait to put my hand on this book!



Keith Raffel said...

Fantastique, Nathalie. Dites-moi si mon livre s'accorde à vos attentes.

Terrific, Nathalie. Let me know if the book lives up to your expectations.


Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

Hi Keith,

I meant to write earlier but just started working in the Valley recently so I got busy. I really enjoyed the book and found it frustrating that I didn't have much time to read it quicker after 8 hours working in front of computer screen and over 2 hours commute everyday. I am glad I finished it over the weekend and really liked it. My husband is reading it now. Take care,


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