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Christie Hefner Out As Playboy Enterprises CEO

christie_hefner.jpgFolio: just received word that Playboy Enterprises CEO Christie Hefner — daughter of the company’s legendary founder, Hugh — will step down on January 31, 2009. Jerome Kern, who serves on the company’s board of directors, will fill Hefner’s spot until a replacement can be found.

Hefner, a noted supporter of President-elect Barack Obama, alluded to the next president in her resignation announcement. “Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well,” she said.

Like the rest of the media world, Playboy Enterprises has struggled recently, eliminating 80 jobs in October and projecting falling revenues for the year.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.