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 I have been in the zone and distilled my business life. I have tried to grab the crisis by its horns (yeah crisis have horns, too) to come up with something really meaningful and what I am passionate about: The result is that I am kicking off the Bauhaus platform by 8W8 Global Business Builders in order to empower founders and business owners to deliver the full potential of their enterprises and create compound value. The reason that this was possible in a relatively short time was that I locked myself away for more than hundred consecutive, long days into my office and also reached out to eighty or so friends and business partners, who provided me valuable input, gave feedback, challenged my ideas, and sparred with me on my ‘go-to-market.’ A huge thank you to each of them in more than a dozen countries.

The tech ecosystems are not short of ideas, entrepreneurs, incubators, investors, accelerators, angels, VC’s and more, but why is it that far too many companies do not make it over the finish line or simply plateau? The main reason is that there is something missing: a business building platform encompassing a method, a framework, know-how, specialists and experts to ensure that strategies are clear, compounding and followed-through; ongoing strategy execution is a necessary lifetime task to deliver the full potential of the enterprise. 

Now, 8W8 Global Business Builders is introducing the Bauhaus platform exactly addressing this including partnering with founders, coaching, supervising, orchestrating and mentoring them throughout the entire journey of business building.

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Other than this, I have just completed NYU Stern Marketing Professor and bestseller author Scott Galloway’s, aka Prof G, Strategy Sprint, and learned how to apply the T-Algorithm (TA = Trillion $ market cap builder Algorithm) and extended the book ‘8W8 – Global Space Tribes’ I authored by three more chapters touching on the latest new realities (Summer 2020 Extended Edition).

I almost forgot: DEEP | IMPACT | CREATES | VALUE | BUILDING are the names of the five modules of the Bauhaus platform composed of a thrilling set of practices and tactics.

Exciting times indeed. 

Back to work. Developing more content now and finalizing CovQ — The Compound Value Creator Quotient of an enterprise. CovQ rocks. Do you know your CovQ?

About the author:
Ralf Hirt Founder & CEO, 8W8 Advisors Inc., NYC
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.