Hands down, nerd of the year for 2010 is the billion dollar man
Andrew Mason of Groupon, Inc.
For so many hackers and tech startup entrepreneurs it is a dream come true to make a fantastic exit and become acquired by Google. Let alone to be their biggest acquisition to date. Yet that wasn't exactly the case, when just last month, Mason and his company ultimately decided to turn down Google's reported $6 billion dollar offer.
That's a lot of money. But apparently Mason doesn't care.
I never wanted to be in this position. I just wanted to work on cool stuff.