Groupon Ex-CEO fired

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Andrew Mason the former CEO of Groupon the popular with shopper coupon deal site, but not popular with making money investors was fired.

He tweeted this on the matter:

It linked to his letter that parodies how so many CEO “resignation” letters begin.

“After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today.”

It was clearly a last flip of the bird move to the investors, and for those of you keeping score he had an offer from Google for $6 billion, which was turned down and later issued an IPO to go public.  It looked genius for short time when the company was valued at around $12 billion, but poor Andrew lost his company.