“The most powerful force in the world is compound interest.”
Albert Einstein
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
aristotle
“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you.”
Michelle Obama
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
Warren Buffet
“I always listen to what I can leave out.”
MILES DAVIS
About 8W8
8W8 Global Business Builders provides the Bauhaus platform encompassing a method, a framework, know-how, experts and specialist to create ongoing compound value momentum for founders and business owners.

It exists out of five modules: DEEP – Access to Experience and Know-How. IMPACT – A Dream Team of Practices and Tactics, whose goals are to empower founders and business owners to develop their business into the desired market position and concretely execute strategically and tactically. CREATES – Allows it to create strategic initiatives, building teams and setting compound value objectives. VALUE – This is the dashboard in which the progress of the strategic initiatives is monitored and the compound value created is visualized. BUILDING: People always make the difference so this is where Bauhaus specialists and experts are and founders and business owners are developed.

 

Bauhaus applied is clear, disciplined, agile, transparent, highly focused, and ongoing. Bauhaus flexibly severs as a mastermind, supervisor, coach, mentor, lifelong partner, and hence follows the principles of a holistic and systematic management approach with the goal of being ahead of the curve, always. DEEP IMPACT CREATES VALUE BUILDING.

The Benefits

and more
Top-down and bottom-up At the same time
Remove emotions from decision making
A pragmatic approach
Leverage modules, practices and tactics as needed
Learn to understand hype cycles
Unleash new potentials
Understand scaling from phase to phase
Applying 8W8 builds trust with investors
Orchestrated focus
More fun
Know what not to do
Enjoy compounded value and momentum
Maximizing top and bottom line
Agile and flexible
Transparent, informed and institutionalized
Reduce risk and stress
Highly focused and specific
Clear, structured and disciplined

Engagements

Nordic Health Group is a data-driven CBD company servicing the US and twelve European countries. Nordic Oil’s and Nordic Cosmetics premium offerings include CBD oils, extracts, vitamins, and skincare products setting new standards in quality and customer service.

“Everything is easier if you know how it’s done, but as a young entrepreneur, there are a whole lot of things you do not know, and you have to rely heavily on your gut feeling and intuition. With the 8W8 platform ‘Bauhaus’, Ralf’s help, and access to experts and specialists, we have developed a structured approach to growth, which helped us to scale from 20-some employees to more than 70 employees within a year – all while still remaining bootstrapped and profitable.”

Dannie Hansen Founder & CEO of Nordic Health Group

Accenture acquired PRION GROUP – a leading consulting firm and systems integrator specializing in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software – to help its clients increase the ROI in PLM by accelerating and optimizing their implementations, particularly in Europe and North America.

“True story: Ralf and I were drafting the first go-go-market strategy for PRION sitting at the kitchen table at my home. As a result, we then applied a holistic and system-oriented management approach over our 16-years long journey of expansion. 8W8 acted also as our guide and mastermind throughout the sale to and transition into Accenture providing support, expertise, and specialists.”

Chris Frim Founder/CEO PRION GROUP and former MD Accenture

Based in the heart of silicon valley, DistroScale is a provider of an end-to-end video platform solution and together with DistroTV, which offers video content to globally-minded audiences in the US, Canada, and the UK, reaching 250 million monthly unique users.

‘Right at the inception of DistroScale, I engaged Ralf and 8W8 as we were committed from day one to smartly leverage the global dynamics of audiences, content creation/distribution, and video advertising opportunities. We have been benefitting nicely from the profound experience, solid global footprint, and expansion orchestration provided.”

Navdeep Saini Founder & CEO

HOSS is disrupting the $570 billion furniture industry by providing a vertically integrated Platform-as-a-Service solution, taking a data-driven approach to maximize efficiency and design products that consumers desire. This is expressed in both its HOSS furniture line and its white-label offerings.

‘As a former management consultant, I realized right away that Bauhaus by 8W8 is a paradigm shift and is revolutionizing how companies are being steered. In a relatively short time, we pivoted to a PaaS and D-t-C play followed by the development of a strong strategy for hossworld.com for the years to come.’

Višen Matković Founder & CEO, HOSS

L.A. based Viveka is in the business of ‘Reimaging Humanity’ and providing the viveka.world platform granting companies, coaches and individuals access to more professional development and personal growth

“We have an amazing opportunity ahead and therefore started applying the Bauhaus approach in order to stay laser-focused and incorporate a maximum of best practices on our exciting journey. Being able to rely on the support of Ralf and his team of builders is a huge asset for us, I recommend his services to all entrepreneurs wanting to fast track their success.”

Katja Kempe CEO & Founder, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Australia

PAFnow empowers users to gain full transparency about processes. Companywide or project specific, for large quantities of data or for small optimization projects, every Office 365 user can use the PAFnow data mining tools and tear down the barriers to process mining. Due to the integration of PAFnow with Microsoft Power BI clients can do much more than just analyzing data. PAFnow customers can collaborate, communicate and directly start optimization measures as soon as optimization potential is identified.

“As a strategic partner of Microsoft’s Power BI business analytics solution, we, the Process Analytics Factory and provider of the PAFnow data mining tools, are scaling our global business in line with Power BI’s rapid market share expansion. Now we are using the comprehnsive and clear results of the CovQ assessment to implement additional laser-focused strategies that are going to enhance our growth and value building journey for the years to come.”

Tobias Rother CEO & Founder PAFnow
(Process Analytics Factory)

Lift is the leading client churn prediction platform used by the largest marketing services companies including IPG, OmnicomGroup, Publicis Groupe, WPP. The predictions can be linked to financial numbers (CRM or ERP systems) enabling customers to know what’s the financial risk across their client portfolio at any point in time and focus on building out existing revenue streams instead of losing them.

“The concept of compound value creation has certainly made deep inroads in the strategic initiatives we create, fully execute, and measure. The results of the CovQ assessment really make you set clear direction, define the right focus, and develop tactics and teams to move the business constantly forward.”

Dan Hestbeak Founder & CEO of Lift Relations

In Touch is the leading network for elite professionals, combining learning and development with world-class coaching to guide professionals through their career transitions. In Touch’s award-winning platform has helped thousands of members in their journey to the boardroom, through its unrivaled learning and development programs and access to an extensive network of like-minded people. In Touch has achieved recognition from the likes of Deloitte and The Financial Times and has offices across the US, in the UK and Australia.

“No company would ask themselves all the questions from the CovQ assessment. As a result, we are hosting webinars for our board and advisor members so that they can learn more about it and how it can be applied to their businesses.”

Naomi Kent President North America, Board Member - In Touch

Sipora is Australia’s leading round-up as a service platform. Sipora enables organizations to build, launch, and maintain their own round-up application.

“After running through our CovQ assessment results with the 8W8 team, it was as clear as day where we needed to concentrate in the short, medium, and long term. The questions helped elicit a true picture of our business at this early stage across a range of different metrics . As a startup, this is incredibly important and will help set us up for a successful future especially as we look to our Series A cap raising round later this year .”

Jonathan Despinidic Sipora Co-Founder

Centered in NYC, the global hub of business, Columbia Business School offers its diverse and entrepreneurial students daily access to influential industry leaders. The twofold mission is the commitment to educating and developing leaders and builders of enterprises who create value for their stakeholders and society at large as well as the commitment to creating and disseminating pathbreaking knowledge, concepts, and tools, which advance the understanding and practice of management.

“I like the fact that it is a structured approach and that the CovQ Enterprise version can be customized to each business’s unique challenges and needs. As a result, companies have the necessary insights to draw the right conclusions and can make meaningful impacts in strategic yet agile ways to start compounding.”

Prof. Keith Todd Wilcox Columbia Business School, New York City

quantilope is the market-leading SaaS solution for executing automated and advanced market research methods servicing leading brands globally. It is developing the Insights Operating System empowering insights managers and marketers to become truly agile.
In Q3/20 quantilope closed a Series B funding round of $28 million led by Digital+ Partners along with Silicon Valley Bank providing debt financing and the participation of the existing investors Dawn Capital, Senovo, and Surplus.

“As an agile market research SaaS company, we particularly appreciate leveraging systematically generated insights and convert those into actionable strategies. As my co-founder and I took the CovQ assessment it allowed us not only to perfectly align but also to double down on our strengths and create space to initiate further growth strategies. We are expanding really fast, hence methods and tools are simply a must.”

Dr. Tom Fandrich Chief Commercial Officer | MD USA | Co-Founder

Headquartered in Singapore with offices in the US and India, Skuad provides a platform to effortlessly build exceptional technology teams anywhere and is specialized in deeply vetted product managers, software engineers, data scientists and digital marketers to quickly execute product digitization roadmaps.

“We are scaling our fast growing global organization as well as client base. Taking the CovQ assessment was exactly what we needed to identify and bundle our synergetic opportunities by at the same time not doing too much of everything, which always is a tricky one in hyper growth environments. Focus always wins, you just need the tools to enforce it.”

Dave Fall Co-founder Skuad, former exec at Tapad (acquired by Telenor Group), Google

Cornell Tech is Cornell University’s groundbreaking campus for technology research and education on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Founded in partnership with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the City of New York, Cornell Tech achieves global reach and local impact, extending Cornell University’s long history of leading innovation in computer science and engineering.

“Throughout my entire career, I have helped clients incorporate the right mix of data, technology, and marketing channel to efficiently scale their businesses while driving direct ROI. Now, as a visiting Professor at Cornell Tech in NYC and a business founder, I was looking for a systematic and quantifiable approach to guide decisions to leverage the drivers of value creation. The CovQ assessment, which is a transparent scoring highlighting a textured view of one’s current company’s situation, is at the heart of this approach and is the pivotal first-step to get going. Taking CovQ took me only 20 minutes. A time extremely well spent.”

Neeraj Kochhar Visiting Professor, Cornell Tech, New York
Ex WPP, IPG, Google/DoubleClick (NYC, Mumbai, Singapore)

Knowledge Center

Blog Posts
Study – DTC Mattress Brand Equity Trackerby Peter Aschmoneit

Direct-To-Consumer (or DTC) companies manufacture and ship their products directly to buyers without relying on traditional stores or other middlemen. This allows DTC companies to sell their products at lower costs than traditional consumer brands, and maintain end-to-end control over the making, marketing, and distribution of products.

Blog Posts
Hello Bauhaus Platform by 8W8 Global Business Builders! (Never waste a crisis! Part 2)by Ralf Hirt

The last three-plus Coronavirus months have been challenging in one way or another for almost all of us. I mentioned in my post ‘Never waste a crisis’ back at the beginning that I am going to ‘walk the walk’ and will be ‘doubling down’ on myself empowering others. 

Blog Posts
Platforms: The digital supreme discipline on the stock exchangeby Dr. Holger Schmidt, Hamidreza Hosseini

Not just the best product, but the right business model determines success or failure in today’s digital markets. Apple could outperform Nokia in the past, due to the changing the business model based on product platform. The interactions around the iPhone has been transformed into one and more platforms with the two million applications from the App Store and all other Ecosystems around the business model. Later on, Amazon could outperform the online competition based on the platform strategy with three million retailers created a superior offering.

Blog Posts
Study – DTC Mattress Brand Equity Tracker
What is a DTC company? Direct-To-Consumer (or DTC) companies manufacture and ship their products directly to buyers without relying on traditional stores or other middlemen. This allows DTC companies to sell their products at lower costs than traditional consumer brands, and maintain end-to-end control over the making, marketing, and distribution
Blog Posts
Hello Bauhaus Platform by 8W8 Global Business Builders! (Never waste a crisis! Part 2)
The last three-plus Coronavirus months have been challenging in one way or another for almost all of us. I mentioned in my post ‘Never waste a crisis’ back at the beginning that I am going to ‘walk the walk’ and will be ‘doubling down’ on myself empowering others.  Since then
Blog Posts
Platforms: The digital supreme discipline on the stock exchange
By Holger Schmidt and Hamidreza Hosseini Not just the best product, but the right business model determines success or failure in today’s digital markets. Apple could outperform Nokia in the past, due to the changing the business model based on product platform. The interactions around the iPhone has been transformed


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