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Toolsheroes are leading authorities on proven practices. These persons, often called "gurus", have very influential ideas or theories about various topics like i.e. management, strategy, marketing, quality management, problem solving, etc.

Most toolsheroes are scientists, teachers, coaches, consultants, mentors who have the drive to share their knowledge and to help others achieving their practices.These people become highly respected in management circles because their years of study and the many publications and books that they publish. Most of these toolsheroes also speak in public such as seminars, webinars, on tour University colleges and other type of big events.

On the website of ToolsHero, you will find various toolsheroes such as like Tom Peters, Michael Porter, Alexander Osterwalder and many more. All with their own ideas and career background.

All of them have great topics, famous scientific models and theories. We also try to include quotes, if they we're available, and their publications and books.

Enjoy and suggestions are always welcome.

Daniel Goleman - ToolsHero

Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman (1946) is a Ph.D. graduate in psychology from Harvard University. He is also the founder of the five components of emotional intelligence. It is the ability to perceive emotions so as to...
Taiichi Ohno - Toolshero

Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno (1912 – 1990) was a successful Japanese engineer and the founding father of the Toyota Production System (TPS). This became later the LEAN Management philosophy which is still used in today’s business...
George Elton Mayo - ToolsHero

Elton Mayo

Elton Mayo (1880 – 1949) was an Australian psychologist, an industrial researcher and an academic organizational management scientist. His conducted studies, together with the Hawthorne studies, became the base for his lifelong breaking theories...
Max Weber - ToolsHero

Max Weber

Max Weber (1864 - 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher and scientific management theorist. Next to his great work on modern sociology, he also became famous with his scientific management approach on Bureaucracy and...
Andre de Waal - ToolsHero

Andre de Waal

Andre de Waal (1960) is Academic Director of the HPO Center, an organization which worldwide conducts research into HPOs and helps organizations become HPO. Director StatMind management Research & Development, a business school established...
Charles Kepner / Chuck Kepner - ToolsHero

Charles Kepner

Charles Kepner (Charles Higgins Kepner or Chuck Kepner; 1922 – 2016) was a famous American problem solving expert. He also was a successful entrepreneur and management consultant, who helped hundreds of companies in sixty...
Marshall Goldsmith - ToolsHero

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith (1949) is a famous author, leadership professor and leading expert in business education and coaching. One of his famous management development and HR tools which he developed, is the 360 degree feedback...
Douglas McGregor - ToolsHero

Douglas McGregor

Douglas McGregor (1906 –1964) was a famous management professor in the field of personal development and motivational theory. He is best known for his development of the Theory X and Theory Y, a leadership...
Napoleon Hill biography - ToolsHero

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill (1883 - 1970) was a famous American author and big influencer on the key to success and personal achievement. Most people know Napoleon Hill from his best sellers the law of success...
Robert Kiyosaki - ToolsHero

Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki (1947) is an American self-made businessman, investor, author and motivational speaker. Robert Kiyosaki is also the founder of the Cash flow board, a management tool that help people organize their personal finance. Robert...


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Cornell note taking system - ToolsHero

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