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Former Ottakar’s CEO Linked to Borders Bid

The Bookseller reports that Ottakar’s founder James Heneage has been linked with a bid for Borders‘ UK superstores, while former Hammicks chief Trevor Goul-Wheeker is believed to be eyeing its Books Etc division. Industry observers have mooted that Heneage could partner with current Borders CEO David Roche to buy out the chain’s 42 UK and Ireland stores. The pair previously worked together on a management buyout of Ottakar’s that was scuppered by a higher bid from Waterstone’s.

No venture capitalist or trade buyer has swooped since Borders US announced a “strategic review” of all its international businesses last month. One source said that the 50m pound price tag being touted was putting off pre-emptive bidders: “The price is a problem—it’s not worth half of that.”

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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.