Christie Hefner on Business Lessons From Dad

Hefner:    Well, I think more than anything else, I think he has been very instrumental in developing just a sense of perspective and balance.  So as hard driving as he is and I think there are no entrepreneurs who are successful who are not hard driving and I think he would admit that, you know, he gave up, you know, basically having and raising a family to, you know, make Playboy the success that it is.  At the same time, I think he has the right kind of perspective on life as to what the truly important things are and that’s probably the best lesson that you can actually give particularly your children.

Christie Hefner says some pretty counterintuitive things about the legendary Hugh Hefner.

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