This was a guest post for Crain’s Chicago Business, published on December 7, 2010 as part of Ann Dwyer’s Blog for Entrepreneurs. I could not find it in their archives, therefore, I’m re-posting it here.
Much speculation exists about why Groupon turned away Google. But rather than analyze the deal, wonder what Groupon’s board was thinking, or ponder its prospects for an IPO, consider the firm’s impact on Chicago both financially and culturally. Read more