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Yes, That Is a Cat on the Head of a Soon-to-Be Public Company CEO (And, Of Course, It's Groupon's Andrew Mason)

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Yes, That Is a Cat on the Head of a Soon-to-Be Public Company CEO (And, Of Course, It's Groupon's Andrew Mason)

AllThingsD – 2011-07-06

Do you think Zynga's Mark Pincus would put a cat on his head for a national magazine shoot? Or LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner? Or, perish the thought, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook? But the wacky stylings of Groupon CEO and Co-founder Andrew Mason seem to demand it.
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Mail Newspapers parts company with top strategy exec

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Inside Apple: The Company Behind Steve Jobs

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Appleton to head fiction at Hodder Childrens Books

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How CNBC corrected its incorrect correction about Bain & Company

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The New York Times Public Editor Asks If Paper Should 'Be a Truth Vigilante'

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Friends of Sacramento Public Library hold book sale this weekend

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US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

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Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

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Google partners with Bloomsbury Public Library Online

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Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

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Brand-funded game publisher hires head of sales

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A Groupon for Newspapers?

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Andrew Keen's Next Book Will Attack the Social Web

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Bodley Head buys book from Blair's ex-chief of staff

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Company auctioning Harper Lee letters

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HC appoints Katrina Troy to head fiction

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Cheetham to launch Head of Zeus next summer

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Former Virgin Media executive to head Abu Dhabi Media Company

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"Unlawful" library closures head for court

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Evans Publishing files Company Voluntary Arrangement

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Attention Smartphone-Toting Bookworms: New York Public Library Planning All-Night Scavenger Hunt [Mobilized]

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Execs Imagine the Company of the Future

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Easons to launch a company makeover

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McClure to set up publishing company

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At Dealmakers Summit, Execs Imagine the Media Company of the Future

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Now Public, Demand Media Has Bigger Market Cap Than NYT

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Author's mash-ups head to the big screen

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