The 32-year-old Andrew Mason joked about dollhouses, gorilla suits, and fat camps during his tenure as Groupon CEO.
Two months before the Google buyout offers surfaced, Mason sat for an interview with CNNMoney, in which the former CEO discussed potential buyout offers.
Mason thought a moment. "I'm hoping that, like, McDonald's (MCD) or Exxon (XOM) tries to buy us. Like someone totally, totally weird. I want to be part of like, GE (GE) or something like that."
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