Top 5 Best Practices from Scott Kurnit and Danny Wen

This fall we brought back the popular Best Practices series with “Zero to Millions.” Scott Kurnit and Danny Wen sat down with us to discuss their stories and best practices.

Danny Wen

  • Founded Harvest, which he bootstrapped to millions in revenue, servicing thousands of companies in over 100 countries.
  • Recently featured on the Bootstrapped to Millions panel at SXSW, and interviewed on Andrew Warner’s Mixergy.
  • Founded Iridesco, a NYC-based web design company that has spawned Harvest, Co-op, and Hear,Hear  (Danny’s bio)

Scott Kurnit

  • Founded and served as chairman and CEO of, which grew to a $1.7 billion valuation, and was eventually acquired by The New York Times Co.
  • Employed directly or through joint ventures, Scott has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp, PBS, IBM, and MCI.
  • Currently Founder and CEO of AdKeeper – which was recently featured in The New York Times, WSJ, and Forbes (Scott’s bio)

Top 5 Best Practices

  1. Create a predetermined culture.
  2. Have a mission.
  3. Know your milestones.
  4. Be adaptive and adoptive.
  5. Encourage pushback to avoid wasting time.
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