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.

Fred Wiersema - ToolsHero

Fred Wiersema

Fred Wiersema is a visionary in the area of customer strategy. He is also known for his contribution of the development of the value and growth disciplines. Fred Wiersema biography Fred Wiersema possesses a Dutch nationality. He...
Everett Rogers biography & books - diffusion of innovation | ToolsHero

Everett Rogers

Everett Rogers (1931-2004) was a communication specialist, sociologist, writer and teacher. He is best known for his theory about the diffusion of innovations theory in which he introduced the term ‘early adopter’ or pioneer. Biography...
Abraham Maslow - ToolsHero

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970) was a famous American clinical psychologist. Abraham Maslow was particularly specialized in the area of humanistic psychology and became famous with his ground breaking theory on the Hierarchy of Needs....
Rick Griggs - ToolsHero

Rick Griggs

Rick Griggs is a guru in the area of personal development and effectiveness. He is also the founder of the famous ‘out of the box’ brainstorming technique Rolestorming. Biography Rick Griggs He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in...
Masaaki Imai - ToolsHero

Masaaki Imai

Masaaki Imai (1930) is one of the founders and a very famous advisor in the field of the Kaizen, Gemba Kaizen, LEAN Manufacturing and quality philosophies. Especially the further development of continuous improvement within...
Daniel Ofman - ToolsHero

Daniel Ofman

Daniel Ofman is a management coach, consultant and the founder of Core Quality consultancy. He is also the founder of the famous behavior model: the Core Quadrant. Biography Daniel Ofman Daniel Ofman graduated as a business...
Renee Mauborgne - ToolsHero

Renee Mauborgne

Renee Mauborgne (1963) is a professional and a professor of strategy at INSEAD. She is also co-founder of the Blue Ocean Strategy and Co-Director of the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Biography Renee Mauborgne Over the years...
W. Chan Kim - ToolsHero

W. Chan Kim

W. Chan Kim is co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is also co-founder of the famous Blue Ocean Strategy approach. Biography W. Chan Kim W. Chan Kim...
Timothy Butler - ToolsHero

Timothy Butler

Timothy Butler is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of the Career Development Programme at Harvard Business School. His research interests are oriented towards general career decision making process and the relationship between personality,...
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - ToolsHero

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor of Hungarian descent with a special interest in positive psychology. He has lived in the United States since he was twenty-two and works at the private Claremont Graduate University...


Simples Process - toolshero

Simplex Process

House of Quality - toolshero

House of Quality

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Timeboxing - ToolsHero


Competency Management


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