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Meet our CEO at Silicon Valley Tracks at Startup Network Europe Event Series

8W8 Global Business Builders founder & CEO, Ralf Hirt, will be participating as a speaker at the Swedish, Dutch, Swiss and German events hosted by the Startup Network Europe.

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The New Nature of Databy Andre Vellozo

The post pandemic recovery promise, is one of a digitally transformed economy. It is about the amount of energy used to transform information into data and data back into information. Versus the value it creates everywhere, for everyone, and for the better.

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CovQ SaaS Platform: Build your Company IQby Ralf Hirt

In the images below, we have summarized all you need to know about the CovQ SaaS Platform.

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No Brainer! LinkedIn Poll on Company IQ ROI Results by 8W8by Ralf Hirt

In July 2021, 8W8 Global Business Builders provider of the Compound Value Creator Quotient platform and assessment, aka CovQ, ran a LinkedIn Poll addressing Founders – Executives and Management – Board Members – Investors

Videos
Meet the Nordic Oil Founders and Seedrs Crowdfunding

We are excited to share the video created for Nordic Oil’s Seedrs Crowdfunding campaign presented by the brothers, founders, and co-CEOs Dannie Hansen and Christian Pallesen. As you can see the business has come a long way in a very short time. 

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Strategic Planning: Advice for Board Membersby Naomi Kent

As board members, we are all familiar with strategic planning, it is at the core of our work advising and governing businesses. 

A strategic planning session can range from a short informal discussion to an all-day or multiple-day event, or a process taking a couple of months in several intervals with many hours of slides and whiteboarding. It can also be a struggle to engage everyone involved during this time, with differing opinions, experiences, and interests. Frequently you will spend this time analyzing the company, and in some cases, you will only receive a report from which you will be required to make and approve major decisions. 

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The Strategy Roller Coaster: YEAH!, urgh, damn, ouch, wow, well. Repeat!by Ralf Hirt

Over many years, I held operational executive roles and had the opportunity to speak to many business scalers of ambitious growth companies with respect to their challenges. What strategy execution is concerned the consensus was very clear. It is a roller coaster that goes like this:

January: The strategy just got ready, just. A couple of tweaks on the model still necessary but will take care of this asap. Annual Kick-off meeting: ‘YEAH, baby! It is going to be amazing. Everything is addressed, aligned, could not be more excited, troops are fired up. Killing it! Go, go, go!’

Videos
Digital Platforms and Ecosystems, Horasis Global Meeting 2021

Technical infrastructures and their inter-connected systems of social and commercial interaction are already disrupting or dominating many sectors. What strategies will succeed in a world of boundaryless online marketplaces, operating systems and innovation communities that orchestrate economic and social activity in new ways? How will digital platforms and ecosystems evolve into the future?

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Moderating Digital Platform and Ecosystem Panel at the Horasis Global Meeting

Technical infrastructures and their inter-connected systems of social and commercial interaction are already disrupting or dominating many sectors. What strategies will succeed in a world of boundaryless online marketplaces, operating systems and innovation communities that orchestrate economic and social activity in new ways? How will digital platforms and ecosystems evolve into the future?