Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Had Way Cooler Ideas

In an interview with Time, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was quoted: “To me, as somebody who likes to come up with ideas, it’s kind of stupid,” he added: “Like, I’ve had way better ideas, way cooler ideas.” Turns out that the stupid idea of Groupon is really paying off. The company recently rejected a $6 billion offer from Google and they are hiring 100 more people every month.

Groupon has over 50 subscribers and is growing at 3 million per month. Groupon offers subscribers discounts on goods, services, and vacations. “We have a lot of options,” said Mason. “Every decision we make starts from this core of an idea that there will be a company that transforms the way people buy from local business. We can be one of the great defining brands of the 21st century.”


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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