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"Our main focus is trying to figure out how this model evolves and not consistently falling on our face in the public," Groupon Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky reportedly told a Northbrook Chamber of Commerce audience early last April after yet...
Groupon, the daily deals website with a severe case of crashing stock, fired its chief executive and founder Andrew Mason on Thursday and Wall Street rejoiced. The company’s stock jumped after hours as investors learned that Executive Chairman...
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was terminated on Thursday of last week, which isn’t a huge shock considering the company’s declining value. What is interesting is Mason’s goodbye letter to the company. In a world of publicists and generic...
In your Saturday editorial, "Groupon's Mason sets the standard for farewell letters" (March 2), your editors were impressed with departing CEO Andrew Mason's way with words. I disagree with that assessment. Mason's immaturity shows in his choice of...
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Pop2itAndrew Mason, the founder and former CEO of Groupon who was unceremoniously dumped by the company's board amid financial disaster, will go down in the annals as one of the most gracious people ever told to pack his office....
Whatever you thought of Andrew Mason's high-wire act as chief executive of Groupon, you have to concede he nailed the landing. Fired from the company he conceived and co-founded less than five years ago, Mason on Thursday tweeted a link to a goodbye memo...
"When a manager with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it's the reputation of the business that remains intact," Warren Buffett likes to say when asked if a good chief executive can salvage a bad business....
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Change of SubjectBy Megan Crepeau [After] a spectacular debut on the Nasdaq, Groupon is a public company. On Monday, it reported its second-quarter earnings results. The numbers were dismal. They paint an unmistakable picture of the future of Groupon and other similar.......
Daily deals site and Groupon competitor LivingSocial cut 9% of its workforce Thursday, laying off 400 employees as it evaluates its recent “hypergrowth,” a spokesman said. Though several dozen of the employees worked in LivingSocial’...
The problems at Groupon go beyond the question of whether its business model of offering daily deals can sustain its growth trajectory. And beyond the price of the company's stock, which began trading at $20 a share in November 2011 and now sit below $5....
On Thursday, Groupon Inc.’s board members will reportedly debate the fate of Andrew Mason, the chief executive of the struggling daily deals site. But then again, “it would be weird” if they didn’t, he said. “It’s...
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