Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO…”How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team?” Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a work hard, play hard” culture. Here’s why I think we have to ditch that phrase.