Podcast Episode 1: “Groupon”
This has been a long time in the making, and we’re excited it’s finally ready for you. This marks the first episode of our newly launched Why Didn’t I Think of That?® Podcast, a regular long-form podcast where the Why Guys discuss the latest entrepreneur success stories that make you scream, “Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?”
Combining our inspiring short-form radio features with our investigative and informative blog stories, the Podcast will cover everything from small businesses to hot tech start ups, giving you the chance to sit back, relax your eyes, and listen to some fascinating in-depth stories on unique businesses. How did they come up with the idea, and how did they turn that idea into a viable business?
And we begin with a little company that CNN Money has called the fastest growing start-up in history.
Listen to: “Groupon”
How did a music major wind up founding the fastest growing start-up in history? In our very first Why Didn’t I Think of That? ® Podcast, Bob Smith and Greg Anastos look at the story of Andrew Mason and his tech start-up Groupon, an online daily deal service.
Topics covered in this 27 minute podcast include:
-Andrew Mason’s initial inspiration for Groupon
-Controversy surrounding the company’s advertising and recent publicity with regard to its Initial Public Offering filing with the SEC
-Groupon’s plans for the future–including its new Groupon Now feature
-Some practical advice for other companies that are looking to use Groupon to help grow their own business.
So have a listen, and please let us know what you think!