Vision

Empower founders and business owners to deliver the full potential of their enterprises; therefore create maximum compound value to their purpose, their stakeholders and themselves.

Mission

Step by step, grant carefully selected companies access to the Bauhaus platform encompassing a method, a framework, know-how, experts and specialists.

As their trusted partner, supervise, mastermind, mentor and coach their ongoing journey of business building hence compound value creation.

Building businesses always has its challenges, which is why it is so exciting! This is especially true in the space of emerging and fast-growing companies. Fierce competition, endless opportunities and traps, crises, capital, valuation expectations and dreams, new technology developments, changing rules of ecosystems, operational challenges, laws, compliances and much more, can make companies lose track easily, plateau, get messy and decline. As nobody is addressing all these issues and luck does not qualify as a solution, 8W8 Global Business Builders has developed the Bauhaus platform to ensure strategies are followed through, the jobs are getting done and desired outcomes are achieved.

8W8 Global Business Builders creates aligned interest with our clients and acts as the empowering partner throughout the journey of building the business: Go-to-Market, Strategic Positioning, Exit or initiating the Next Phase. 8W8 Global Business Builders provides the Bauhaus platform encompassing a method, a framework, know-how, specialists and experts, all designed to create compound value and momentum. It consists of four core modules with practices and tactics: DEEP – Experience and Know-how module, IMPACT – a Team of Practices and Tactics, together with CREATES  – for initiating strategies and VALUE – for monitoring the progress and compound value creation, and BUILDING – to utilize experts and specialists. All this together enables our clients to be awesomely successful and deliver the full potential of their enterprise.

Our services cater to founders and business owners of ambitious Direct-to-Consumer, B-B-C, B-B, marketplace, SaaS and PaaS companies that aim to get to the next levels or over the finish line.

Building businesses always has its challenges, which is why it is so exciting! This is especially true in the space of emerging and fast-growing companies. Fierce competition, endless opportunities and traps, crises, capital, valuation expectations and dreams, new technology developments, changing rules of ecosystems, operational challenges, laws, compliances and much more, can make companies lose track easily, plateau, get messy and decline. As nobody is addressing all these issues and luck does not qualify as a solution, 8W8 Global Business Builders has developed the Bauhaus platform to ensure strategies are followed through, the jobs are getting done and desired outcomes are achieved.

8W8 Global Business Builders creates aligned interest with our clients and acts as the empowering partner throughout the journey of building the business: Go-to-Market, Strategic Positioning, Exit or initiating the Next Phase. 8W8 Global Business Builders provides the Bauhaus platform encompassing a method, a framework, know-how, specialists and experts, all designed to create compound value and momentum. It consists of four core modules with practices and tactics: DEEP – Experience and Know-how module, IMPACT – a Team of Practices and Tactics, together with CREATES  – for initiating strategies and VALUE – for monitoring the progress and compound value creation, and BUILDING – to utilize experts and specialists. All this together enables our clients to be awesomely successful and deliver the full potential of their enterprise.

Our services cater to founders and business owners of ambitious Direct-to-Consumer, B-B-C, B-B, marketplace, SaaS and PaaS companies that aim to get to the next levels or over the finish line.

A Business Building Platform Encompassing a Method, a Framework, Know-how, Experts and Specialists to Create Compound Value.

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.

The Desired Outcome

Your business is perfectly positioned and on the right track in all aspects. Great job from beginning to end from both of us. Congratulations – we are very happy for you! By now we may well have already engaged in an ongoing partnership creating and unleashing future potentials and are steering towards an even broader outcome.

The Benefits

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

Our boutique team of experts and specialists have been personally chosen and carefully curated to reflect the precise requirements for experience, knowledge, operational excellence and subject matter expertise on an ad-hoc or on-going basis. Some of them are sharing insights on the blog posts in the Knowledge Center.

Ralf Hirt Founder & CEO - 8W8 Global Business Builders

Our founder and CEO, Ralf Hirt, launched 8W8 Global Business Builders to deliver on his vision to empower founders and business owners to deliver the full potential of their purposes and create compound value. Ralf has accumulated extensive experience throughout a diverse career encompassing volatile phases in the tech, marketing and commerce industries. He held operational executive positions (CXO, MD, VP) around the world including Hong Kong / China, Sydney / Australia, London / UK, Munich / Germany. Last but not least he relocated with DoubleClick (acquired by Google) from Asia to New York City, where he has resided since 2005. In other roles, he drove growth for tech companies such as Harri, TUNE (acquired by Constellation Software), MODE and fit CRM (acquired by Omnicom) as well as advising Prion Group from inception to the successful sale to Accenture.

As a ‘fun fact,’ whilst working with digital publishers and marketers from all over the world as well as circling the globe innumerable times by air and all forms of transport, he developed a desire to make these invisible global and local developments visible; putting things into perspective, creating a context and making the complex accessible. The result was 8W8, the ‘New World Modelling Engine,’ which he introduced in the fiction work 8W8 – Global Space Tribes in 2007 and as an extended edition in summer 2020.

Having worked in companies employing from thirty to several thousand people, mentored dozens of tech businesses, consulted to numerous investors, and benefitted from exec education at INSEAD, SGMI and Prof G (Prof. Scott Galloway), Ralf has consolidated all of his learnings in one cohesive and comprehensive entity. 8W8 Global Business Builders has developed the platform Bauhaus encompassing a method, a framework, know-how and people to create compound value and empower founders and business owners to achieve their full potential and maximise their success in the market.

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