Important musical-ambitions-from-ex-tech-CEOs update:
Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s new album will drop by the end of this month, Mason tells the Wall Street Journal. He declined to get into any specifics, saying that he “thinks it should just speak for itself.”
What we do know is that the album will be called Hardly Workin‘, and it will consist of seven tracks of “motivational business music.”
Here’s what Mason had to say about the album when he announced it back in May:
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.
The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming services, according to Mason.
Mason was ousted from his role as Groupon CEO back in February.