Vanity Fair Staffers told to ‘Think Like a Startup’

This doesn't mean move to Silicon Valley.

Vanity Fair is more than 100 years old, but editor Graydon Carter doesn’t want any staffers acting that age. The New York Post reports that Carter recently added a giant mission statement to VF’s office wall: “Think Like a Startup.”

A source told the Post that the sign is meant to motivate staffers and to “get them to think nimbly and aggressively.”

When asked about the mantra, Carter explained “I think you should always think like a startup. Minus the hoodies and flip-flops. This is, after all, Condé Nast.”

Apologies to VF staffers who were hoping for a wardrobe change.