Will Andrew Mason be remembered for his graceful exit? He's looking good so far. In a week in which Groupon's (NASDAQ:GRPN) board fired him as CEO, the stock ended end up more than 7%, enjoying one of its best rallies since the company's November 2011 IPO.
It's been mostly downhill since thanks to unsustainable merchant terms, increasing competition from LivingSocial, and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Offers service, which could become even more formidable in the face of the search king's positioning of Google+ as a platform for logging into mobile apps. Think of it as a Foursquare alternative: Check in, receive an offer.
Does Mason's departure come too late? Is a shift in strategy required? The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick asks Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova for his perspective in the following video. Please watch, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.
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