Strategy is the
Art of Embracing
the Unknown

25A0 is unicode for black square and a management consultancy at the intersection of research, art and business.

We design strategic moves with tangible business results for clients that are driven by curiosity, vision and impact.

Guiding Ideas

Innovation requires Continuity.

Transformation and change do not happen over night.

That is why we don’t work against time.

Apathy enables Tyranny.

Not deciding is the worst decision.

That is why we support and inform decision making processes.

Simple is not easy.

Information overload is difficult to tackle.

That is why we structure complexity to say it simple.


Explore What’s Going On?

Making sense of the world requires more than quantification.

We combine a broad range of qualitative and investigative approaches with a high sensitivity for culture and everyday life.

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Create And What’s Next?

Ideas aren’t worth much without execution.

We bridge the gap between strategic oversight and operative baseline hands-on – with design, production, development and implementation.

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Selected Cases



Prof. Dr. Florian Hadler


Florian firmly believes in complexity and the power of visual thinking. He collects black squares and is the happiest when working towards as yet undefined outcomes.

Florian is visiting professor for Creative Entrepreneurship at the Berlin University of the Arts. He serves as an expert for the European Commission Research Executive Agency and is Editor in Chief at the academic open access journal Interface Critique. Services and products co-founded and designed by Florian have won prestigious international awards.

At 25A0 he is founding partner and managing director.


Florian has 15 years experience in strategy development and implementation across the public and private sector with a strong background in tech and creative industries.

His business portfolio ranges from co-founding, development and management of startups and industry networks to design and production of international award-winning products, services and media.

He received the Webby Award (both Jury and People’s Choice) and the Lead Award for the first European mobile location based social network aka-aki, where he was a founding partner. He was a founding member of the European Steering Committee on Web Competitiveness and the European Social Networks Group, focusing on industry alignment in the GDPR preparations. As a freelance strategist he worked for international blue chip clients.

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