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Oliver Wyman 🐠, any thoughts on your design thinking shop called 8works? A recruiter reached out. Seems like a fairly small firm compared to competitors (e.g. Doblin, Fjord, IDEO, etc.)

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Sorry folks this thread epitomizes how poorly consultants understand design strategy and design consultancies 🤔

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8works is a great team and doing some really awesome stuff. They were a small firm when we acquired them but I expect them to grow fast. My understanding is that they are quite different to Fjord though. 8works is about empowering clients to design concepts and ideas. I think that Fjord is more similar to Draw (another part of OW family) that is much more about visual design, UX/UI.

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Very small... and it looks like very different work than the other consultancies you mentioned. Are you looking at them as well?

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Potentially.. never really heard about them, but the fact that it’s in high growth, under a respected strategy firm, interests me

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Fjord was a bad comparator as they have a wide range of capabilities as you mentioned. I assume 8works focuses primarily on using hcd/design thinking to define new business models/services/products/experiences to new sources of growth/value?

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That sounds like both Doblin and Fjord...

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And I’d also assume they work with a Draw to prototype concepts and bring them to life?

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