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Product Led Growth: What No One Tells You About That You Really Need to Knowby Chris Mele

One of the best things about the software industry is its unwavering belief that there is always a better way.  No mousetrap that can’t be built better. This creates an intoxicating energy that flows through the industry’s consciousness. I am sure it is what attracted me to the industry a couple of decades ago and has kept me motivated over the years. 

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CovQ Tech Insights 2022: Different Perspectives Identify the Need for Cohesiveness, Alignment and Systems to deliver Value Creationby Ralf Hirt

8W8 Global Business Builders developed in collaboration with more than 70 entrepreneurs, founders, executives, board members, investors, and academics the Compound Value Creator Quotient, aka CovQ or put simply: ‘the IQ of a company,’ and is now releasing the CovQ Tech Insights 2022 findings. Tech companies include the following categories: SaaS, platforms, marketplaces, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, mobility, and digital media.

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What is the IQ of your Company? Panel at the Horasis USA Meeting

On March 04, 2022, at the virtual Horasis USA Meeting, 8W8 Global Business Builders’ CEO, Ralf Hirt, will be chairing the panel ‘What is the IQ of your company? Measure, Develop, Apply, Evolve, Repeat’ with five highly accomplished speakers.

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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!’

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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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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

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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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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.