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Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA. Andrew Mason#Business 59
Andrew Mason#Business 59
Generally, what people tend to underestimate is the cyborg nature of Groupon. We are a company that has the DNA of being both a technology company and a heavily operational company. Andrew Mason#Technology 59
Andrew Mason#Technology 59
Once you have something so deeply infused in your culture and your brand, it would be very difficult to reverse that inertia if you wanted to. Andrew Mason#Uncategorized 52
Andrew Mason#Uncategorized 52
One of the things I realized... is how few success stories there are in websites or products or businesses that exist primarily for an altruistic purpose. Andrew Mason#Success 49
Andrew Mason#Success 49
The experience is fundamentally different for buying from local businesses than it is for buying consumer goods. Andrew Mason#Experience 47
Andrew Mason#Experience 47
I think if there's any difference between me and a traditional CEO, it's that I've been unwilling to change myself or shape my personality around what's expected. Andrew Mason#Change 46
Andrew Mason#Change 46
I didn't realize how hard it was to run a small business. Andrew Mason#Business 44
Andrew Mason#Business 44
There are over 2,000 direct clones of the Groupon business model. However, there's an equal amount of proof that the barriers to success are enormous. In spite of all those competitors, only a handful are remotely relevant. Andrew Mason#Business 35
Andrew Mason#Business 35
Groupon as a company - it's built into the business model - is about surprise. A new deal that surprises you every day. We've carried that over to our brand, in the writing and the marketing that we do, and in the internal corporate culture. Andrew Mason#Business 28
Andrew Mason#Business 28
A lot of people can raise money. Andrew Mason#Money 26
Andrew Mason#Money 26
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