Demotivational motivational posters for “startup culture”

Sadly, “startup culture” isn't the kind of culture that you can clean up with a dose of antibiotics.

In response to a shop selling godawful startup motivational posters, Tef went on a Twitter-rant, as he's wont to do:

And then he came up with some better slogans. I did five minutes of work in Illustrator, and here's the result. We're not selling them, obviously. You can get them for free if you abuse the office printer. Click on each one to download it as a plain PDF.

This company is all the family you need.

Disrupt the 40-hour work week: working time regulations are for quitters.

You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it will help our case when you burn out and sue for constructive dismissal

Listen to your VCs: the customer is always right.

Winners don't go home. (A government-like seal with 'department of startup culture: dum spiro operor'.)

They're on A4. If you're American, I'm sure you can work out how to fit it to your bizarre local paper sizes.


If you think of any others, for crying out loud don't tell me. I'm done despairing at this rubbish.

Anyway, you can drop me an email or talk to me at @tomscott on Twitter.