Groupon CEO resignation letter shows true teamwork

Last week, online discount reseller Groupon, Inc. fired their founder and CEO of four years, Andrew Mason.

Some founders don't take kindly to such treatment. Who would?

Mr. Mason, however, showed amazing teamwork (and humor) in his departure letter to Groupon's remaining employees.

Here's an excerpt:

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. If you're wondering why... you haven't been paying attention.

Mr. Mason goes on to praise his former employees for their great work and to take full blame for the company's recent troubles.

We consider this an exemplary form of teamwork. Mr. Mason took full accountability for his performance, communicated fully and openly, stood up for his team and made them look good. He even went on to praise the board that fired him, saying they were aligned with a new strategy that he believed would make the company healthy again.

He also made Groupon sound like a really fun place to work.

Nice teamwork, Andrew Mason. We applaud you.

PS:  You might want to read more of his letter. It's amazing.



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