Harvest customer Mohammed got one of our limited edition QA t-shirts (sorry, they’re all gone now!), and he wrote us: “I have many T-shirts from different organisations, but the one I got from you is the only one that I actually wear and love :)” 

With the Harvest team spread out across multiple locations, we thought it would be fun to show you how we get to work. Enjoy!

We decided to have a Harvest bake-off, and this week’s theme was cookies. Thanks to our 6 contestants, and click through to the nice site Matthew put together to see who won!

A sneak peek of the upcoming Harvest video!

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:


Harvest Summit
Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

via mlettini:

Harvest Summit

Harvest had another Summit where the entire remote team gathered in NYC. This time it was in our new office! The office (located in Flatiron) is quite barren at the moment, but in time I can see it really coming together. I’m pretty excited. 2013 is going to be a big year for Harvest, and this was the perfect start.

“I recently saw a Charlie Rose interview with John Lasseter, a founder of Pixar, about the creative process behind his movies. Pixar’s in-house theory is: Be wrong as fast as you can. Mistakes are an inevitable part of the creative process, so get right down to it and start making them. Even great ideas are wrecked on the road to fruition and then have to be painstakingly reconstructed. “Every Pixar film was the worst motion picture ever made at one time or another,” Lasseter said. “People don’t believe that, but it’s true. But we don’t give up on the films.””

Thanks for the nice shot, mlettini:

Week 2 – The Harvest Crew

Our amazing designer Kim made this sweet drawing for our office warming party last night. Thanks to all of those who stopped by and helped us ring in a new year in our new space!

We’ve brought everyone together this week, for another Harvest Summit. Our customer supporters Christopher, Jon, and Scott are stoked to be in the new office together :)

How To Make a Truly Spectacular Cup of Coffee

Those of us who know us may know that Harvesters have a slight obsession with coffee.

2012 U.S. Barista champion Katie Carguilo shares her secrets on how to make a truly spectacular cup of coffee, from equipment, to beans, to process. Our favorite quote?

"Making an excellent cup of coffee is like baking—a pursuit that requires both precision and a willingness to experiment."

Sent to us by a Harvest customer, they decided to dress up as Harvest for Halloween — under the logo, the shirt reads: “I know what you did last summer.” Thank you, Missing Cloud Ltd., for sharing your amazing Halloween costume. 

Sent to us by a Harvest customer, they decided to dress up as Harvest for Halloween — under the logo, the shirt reads: “I know what you did last summer.” Thank you, Missing Cloud Ltd., for sharing your amazing Halloween costume. 

I tried to catch a photo of Paul hard at work, and Shawn photobombs the shot. You may notice the pink color scheme on Paul’s Harvest account — he’s one of the people that helped make that Breast Cancer Awareness project a reality.

I tried to catch a photo of Paul hard at work, and Shawn photobombs the shot. You may notice the pink color scheme on Paul’s Harvest account — he’s one of the people that helped make that Breast Cancer Awareness project a reality.

Love this: Kim's version of what Karen looks like while she works.

Thanks to Jae, who keeps Harvest HQ hooked up with the fuel to help us keep getting work done: coffee, fresh fruit, granola and veggie chips, and even some Georgetown cupcakes, left over from Christopher’s birthday. 

A friend has been pitched by almost every major business magazine. They want to do stories. They want to do profiles. They want to know his secrets of success.

He always turns them down.

"I’m boring," he says. "Plus, I’d hate for people to find out I don’t really have any secrets for success."

He truly believes—unlike many people who pay lip service to humility—that his success is based on hiring great employees and turning them loose to do what they do best.

His employees know that. And they respect him for it.

— from 5 Underrated Traits of Great Leaders.