In this post on Thursday, I argued that Groupon should say no to Google's $6 billion offer. Now Chicago's Breaking Business is reporting Groupon rejects Google's offer, will stay independent. I'm sure some will say "bird on the hand..." etc. but the management and shareholders have a chance to build something extraordinary, dare I say transformative, in the local retailing space. If you're lucky, chances like that come along once a career in most cases. If the reports are accurate, I say kudos to all for having the courage to keep going.