Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail #Magnacarta

Last night’s Finals Game featured LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh fall in Game 5 to the San Antonio Spurs, but it also featured a sneak peak into Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. Jay-Z has been defined as a Renaissance Man and recently has been making headlines for starting a sports agency and signing the likes of Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, Geno Smith and Skyler Diggins. However, last night focused on his upcoming album that he is launching in an unique way. The creativity and innovation should be a sign to entrepreneurs and business owners in all industries that the “old” way of doing business has changed and now it is time to usher in new ways of thought and innovation.

According to Christian Science Monitor,

The Game 5 advertisement directed viewers to MagnaCartaHolyGrail.com, a website providing further details on Jay-Z’s latest project. The album, described by the rapper as “revolutionary” on the Magna Carta Holy Grail site, will be given away for free on July 4 to the first 1 million users who claim the offer on the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, the Galaxy S4 smartphone, or the Galaxy Note II tablet. The Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung paid $5 million to offset the costs of the 1 million albums being released for free – $5 for each album download.

“Magna Carta Holy Grail” will initially be made available through its corresponding Samsung app. The app, which will feature an “unprecedented look into the album, personal stories, and inspiration,” comes out next Monday. But fans will have to wait until the stroke of midnight on July 4 to download the album on their Samsung devices. “Magna Carta” will be released to the general public on July 7, 72 hours after Samsung users get their hands on it.

“We don’t have any rules, everybody is trying to figure it out, that’s why the Internet is like the Wild West. The Wild, Wild West. We need to write the new rules.”

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