Fired Groupon CEO Release Rock Album ‘Hardly Workin’
SMH. Must be nice to get fired and then release a “rock album” about your entrepreneurial hardships…
Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has never been one to follow the beaten path, so it only makes sense that once he got the boot from Groupon, his next move was to record a rock album. Mason, who got the pink slip in February, has been spending his free time working on a seven-track album entitled ‘Hardly Workin,’ now available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Some song titles include “Groupon Farewell Memo,” “Risin’ Above the Pack” and “The Way to Work.” The album is based on Mason’s time at Groupon and, he says, is meant to be a motivational album aimed at young entrepreneurs. “This album pulls some of the most important learnings from my years at the helm of one of the fastest growing businesses in history, and packages them as music,” Mason said in a blog post on Monday. His wife Jenny Gillespie is a folk singer.
Of course, with his track record, the album has raised a few eyebrows. The Chicago Tribune calls him “the artist formerly known as the CEO of Groupon.”
“I can’t tell if it’s a joke or not, but, regardless, it will make you laugh, either with or at Mason,” Josh Constine wrote on Tech Crunch.
Any of you young entrepreneurs copping this album????