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“This place isn’t for everyone,” Politico CEO Jim VandeHei tells his employees in a memo about the expanding news organization’s culture. “People who thrive here are highly talented, self-motivated doers who are brimming with passion and a desire to win.” He adds that “there is no tolerance for office drama and problem ducking. Litigate differences in person, bluntly but respectfully.”


From: Jim VandeHei
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 8:32 AM
Subject: The POLITICO Culture


I wanted to share my thoughts on the culture we are building here at POLITICO.

A lot of us – especially reporters – roll our eyes at long missives about corporate culture or expectations. But, I believe it is essential to think about what made POLITICO great – and what can make it even better – and to put it in writing so everyone can digest and understand it.

Thankfully, we have a healthy culture already. We no doubt hit some rough patches in getting here but I feel companywide the daily ride is smoother, more thrilling and more satisfying than ever./CONTINUES Read More