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Global Study: Low Birth Rates Can Bring Surprising Economic Benefits

East-West Center | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science
East-West Center

While low fertility rates and aging populations can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that mod...

Disgraced CEO Offers Career Tips In The Form Of Song

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's long-awaited debut album of "motivational business music" has arrived. Upon listening to the record, available on Sp...

Fired Groupon CEO Makes Unusual Move

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

What does a guy do after he's ousted as chief executive of an imploding tech company? Why, record an album of course! Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason j...

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

The Art of Failure

Daniel Rolle | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business
Daniel Rolle

When Andrew Mason, the former CEO of Groupon, sat down at his desk last Friday morning he probably only half guessed the impact that the resignation note he posted online would make beyond the social tech industry.

Ousted Groupon CEO Gets Tiny Severance

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology

Andrew Mason, Groupon's ousted CEO, is getting a severance of just $376.36 from the company he founded back in 2008, CNN Money reports. "Groupon...

Groupon Founder: 'I Was Fired Today'

AP/ | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP/Huffington Post) — Struggling online deals pioneer Groupon said Thursday that it ousted founder and CEO Andrew Mason amid worries that p...

Pulling Out

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As consumer Internet shares plummet, venture capital firms find themselves fending off incre...

Groupon Sales Staff Morale Slips

Keith Ecker | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

Chicago's start-up darling Groupon just can't get a break. The granddaddy of daily deals has been getting slapped around by the media ever since it announced its IPO intentions.

Groupon CEO: 'When People Question Groupon, He Takes It Very Personally And Deeply'

Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Goofball, visionary, opportunist, maverick: Andrew Mason invites all manner of description but the one thing all agree on is that the Grou...

Groupon CEO Lashes Out At Critics In Company Memo

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Groupon Inc CEO Andrew Mason, lashing out at what he called "insane" and "hilarious" criticism in the media, defended the daily-deals webs...

Groupon CEO Lashes Out At Critics

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology

Groupon Inc CEO Andrew Mason, lashing out at what he called "insane" and "hilarious" criticism in the media, defended the daily-deals website's record...

Does Groupon Have Reason To Worry?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.06.2011 | Technology

Daily deals site Groupon's announcement that it will file for an initial public offering has some investors giddy, but critics warn that despite stunn...

The Story Behind Groupon's Spectacular Success

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Groupon is no longer just a daily deals site featuring wacky prose and cats in sunglasses. Thursday’s IPO filing has revealed the extent of Groupon...

Groupon CEO's Wacky Letter To Investors Warns Of 'Stupidity'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Daily deals company Groupon has just filed for a $750 million IPO, and though the S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission contains no ...

The Lottery Mentality: America's Growing Income Gap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans actually live in Russia, although they think they live in Sweden. And they would like to live on a kibbutz. This isn't the set-up for some s...

Groupon Valued At $25 Billion

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Daily deals website Groupon could be valued at as much as $25 billion in an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursd...

Meeting The Right People: How I Was Inspired And What I Learned

Erdin Beshimov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erdin Beshimov

Wow, how important it is to be around the right people, people who inspire you, whose stories teach you that it's foolish not to make leaps of faith and shoot for the stars.

Andrew Mason, Groupon: My First Million

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

The idea behind Groupon is a simple one -- send out one coupon a day, every day, to people who sign up. Subscribers get great deals at local restauran...

Getting On Groupon: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

In case you're among those who haven't heard of Groupon, here's a quick primer. Groupon, a Chicago-based "deal of the day" website founded by Andrew M...

Meet The New Young Millionaires

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

For many, the American dream isn't just to become a millionaire -- it's to become a young millionaire. There's something to be said for coming up with...

Groupon Gets Sued, Responds By Suing Itself

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this week, law firm Edelson McGuire filed a class action lawsuit against Groupon, a Chicago-based company that offers daily discounts online t...