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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing Named the Entertainment Bible

Entertainment executive Adam Leipzig raves “I read just about every book that analyzes the entertainment business…Streaming, Sharing, Stealing is the best book on the subject, bar none. Every entertainment executive who hopes to have a job in coming years should read it and follow its prescriptions.

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Steve Harvey on How Essentialism Changed His Life

McKeown’s Essentialism gave Harvey what he needed to get his priorities back on track. “All day long people come up to me… asking me to do things to benefit them and I had to find a better way to operate my days. This was it.”  

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Eruption Shortlisted for 2016 Boardman Tasker Award

Steve Olson’s Eruption, praised by judges as “a drama that reads like a tragic thriller” is one of five finalists for The Boardman Tasker Prize. The award is given to authors who have made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature.

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Robert Putnam on the Election and We vs. I

Following Hillary Clinton’s inclusion of Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis in her top three policy books, Vox checks in with Robert Putnam to discuss his “we vs. I” view of the election.

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A Kingdom of Their Own PW Starred Review

From Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review of A Kingdom of Their Own by Joshua Partlow: “American military and political arrogance butts up against deep-rooted cultural customs and family networks throughout this excellent account of a vastly difficult topic.”

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The Chinese Zodiac Explained

A quarter of the world’s population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac. Even if you don’t believe in it, you’d be wise to know how it works, says ICM/Sagalyn client and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh.

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Once in a Great City

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights newsroom announced that David Maraniss’s Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story has won the 2016 RFK Book Award.  It was called “an insightful look at Detroit’s history as a once-powerful manufacturing metropolis fueled by the motor industry, but with foreshadowing of an imminent decline.”

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The Sharing Economy

The Washington Post’s take on Professor Sundararajan’s optimistic vision for The Sharing Economy, where individuals are empowered by the transition from traditional work to profit off their own assets and time.

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Here Comes Exterminator!

From the Library Journal’s review of Here Comes Exterminator! by Eliza McGraw: “Readers who couldn’t get enough of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit will welcome this new title; with its colorful cast of characters and exciting down-to-the-wire action, it should have wide appeal.”

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Dark Territory

From the New York Times DealBook’s rave review of Dark Territory, Fred Kaplan’s history of cyberwarfare: “Kaplan has written a consistently eye-opening history of our government’s efforts to effectively manage our national security in the face of the largely open global communications network established by the World Wide Web.”

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Once in a Great City

The L.A. Times has selected Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, by David Maraniss, as a Book Prize finalist in the category of history.

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Doug Lemov Profile

How ICM/Sagalyn client Doug Lemov is attempting to train a generation of globally competitive players—starting with their coaches. Be sure to read Doug’s response to the profile, including his disagreement with the title.