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" All the trends show that email usage among the younger cohorts of Internet users is declining. Whether it will take five or 30 years for email to go extinct, I'm not sure. "
" Am I as experienced, or mature, or smart as others CEOs? No probably not, but there's something, I think, very useful about having a founder as the CEO. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I don't get stressed out. "
" If I could get a deal on whatever my impulse was, whenever my impulse struck, and it was nearby, I would use that all the time. It would reshape the way that I shop. "
" I find myself using the word 'executives' now. "
" If you don't have those moments where you go too far, then you're probably not going far enough. "
" If you're open with people and provide context for the decisions that your making, customers will stick with you. "
" I just like to build things and do things. "
" I look at being a capitalist businessperson like riding a bike - if I go too slowly, I'll fall over. Or it's kind of like a shark: if I stop swimming, I'll just die. "
" I'm going to continue doing my thing and work my butt off to add value for shareholders and as long as they and the board see fit to keep me in this role, I feel enormously privileged to serve. "
" I'm just not used to talking that much about myself. It feels strange. "
" In music, which was my world before, you've got thousands and thousands of years of great ideas that have already been thought of. But the internet is basically 20 years old. So you can be way stupider and still have world-changing ideas. "
" I think I was probably that kid in the neighborhood who you could expect once or twice a year to be knocking on your door trying to sell you something stupid. "
" I've been very lucky, from the beginning. I've found that as long as you're fundamentally good - as long as you're not being bad to people - people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that's what people want to see. "
" Life is too short to be a boring company. "
Life Is Too Short
" Local commerce, without question, will be one of the fundamental use cases enabled by mobile devices over the next several years. "
" Most of the time, the things that really change the world exist for something fundamentally selfish and then the world-changing ends up being a side-effect of that. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" One thing I've come to learn about myself is that I have to keep going. "
" The list of companies that have added their own financial metrics is not a savory group. "
" 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. "
" When you think of couponing, you picture a mom cutting coupons out of the back of the newspaper. "
" You've got to go out there and kill what you're going to eat. "
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