“But as the smiling face of the fastest-growing company in history, Mason was also a shield, a barrier between the press and Eric Lefkofsky, the co-founder and investor behind Groupon, and a man with a track record of creating hypergrowth companies that have crashed and burned... after he cashed out.”

The Verge, “Andrew Mason’s Deal with the Devil”

Here is an example of how tech writing can be better. Yeah, Andrew wrote a funny resignation letter and everyone covered it and tweeted about it. But there was a better story there just waiting to be looked into.

Anil has mentioned this to me often in chat and I think on his weblog: if you look at the history of the people involved in any tech story you can find patterns that tell a much better one.


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