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For His Next Act, Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Will Release an Album of ‘Motivational Business Music’

So like, Raffi but with more synergy?
Mr. Mason

Mr. Mason

Typically, when CEOs are ousted from the businesses they founded, they go “spend more time” with their families, take up a hobby like yachting or move immediately on to the next company they can try not to drive into the ground. Not so for former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, who was fired earlier this year. Though he’s going to join Y Combinator as an advisor, Mr. Mason has another trick up his sleeve: dropping an album, of course.

TechCrunch reports that the daily deals site founder spent a week in L.A. recording “Hardly Workin’,” which Mr. Mason describes as “a seven song album of motivational business music targeted at people newly entering the workforce.” Sounds like the perfect graduation gift for aunts and uncles to give you that you’ll leave stuck between the seats of your parents’ SUV.

Mr. Mason told TechCrunch that young people would frequently show up to meetings unarmed with business wisdom. What kind of riffraff would do such a thing? Since business books weren’t really their style, he decided to record an album that youngs could make fun of with their friends while getting stoned.

“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,” Mr. Mason told TechCrunch. “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.”

How long ’til this thing is fully annotated on Rap Genius?

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