Since his departure from the daily deals company, former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason says he's been traveling, reading, and losing some weight. Oh, and also recording a 7-track album of "motivational business music."
It's called Hardly Workin', and he says that it should be available on iTunes in the next few weeks.
I'll let Mason explain his new venture:
I managed over 12,000 people at Groupon, most under the age of 25. One thing that surprised me was that many would arrive at orientation with minimal understanding of basic business wisdom. "Haven't you read any business books? Good to Great? Winning? The One Minute Manager?" I'd ask. "Business books? Not really our thing," was the typical response. I came to realize that there was a real need to present business wisdom in a format that is more accessible to the younger generation.
It was with this in mind that I spent a week in LA earlier this month recording Hardly Workin', a seven song album of motivational business music targeted at people newly entering the workforce. These songs will help young people understand some of the ideas that I've found to be a key part of becoming a productive and effective employee. I'm really happy with the results and look forward to sharing them as soon as I figure out how to load music onto iTunes, hopefully in the next few weeks.
Mason also announced that he and his wife will be moving to San Francisco, and he'll also be working at Y Combinator advising startups one day a week. We can't wait for that album to drop, though. Can't. Wait.