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Michael Bloomberg was due to arrive any minute at the downtown-Chicago headquarters of the daily-deals Web site Groupon. Andrew Mason, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of what Forbes deemed “the fastest growing company ever,” was standing in the company’s glass-paneled cafeteria on the sixth floor, chatting with employees and popping blueberries into his mouth. Next to him was Spice, a spotted pony with a poofy Groupon-green taffeta bow wrapped around his neck. Spice was a gift for Mayor Bloomberg.Mason, whose six-foot frame belies his pixie-ish personality, was wearing his usual jeans and long-sleeved button-down. His mop of brown hair was messy, his face stubbly. He looked like he was going to a baseball game, not meeting the mayor of New York.
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