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.

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Karl Marx - toolshero

Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a world-known journalist, philosopher, and economist. Together with Siegfried Engels, he authored ‘Manifesto of the Communist Party’ and enlarged the pamphlet in his book ‘Das Kapital.’
Genrich Altshuller - ToolsHero

Genrich Altshuller

Genrich Altshuller (Genrich Saulovich Altshuller; 15 October 1926 – 24 September 1998) was a Soviet inventor, engineer, scientist, journalist, and author. He is best known for his Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), a...
Hirotaka Takeuchi - ToolsHero

Hirotaka Takeuchi

Hirotaka Takeuchi (Takeuchi Hirotaka; 16 October 1946) is a Japanese professor and author specialized in marketing, competitive strategy, and knowledge management. He is also considered to be one of the creators of the concept...
Ikujiro Nonaka - ToolsHero

Ikujiro Nonaka

Ikujiro Nonaka (Nonaka Ikujirō; 10 May 1935) is a professor and author who is globally known for his theory of the knowledge-based management of companies. He is dedicated to helping organizations build knowledge that...
Marty Linsky - ToolsHero

Marty Linsky

Marty Linsky is an American professor who contributed to the foundation of the concept of Adaptive Leadership. He co-authored the bestselling book ‘Leadership on the Line’ and also authored several other books on leadership,...
Shigeo Shingo - ToolsHero

Shigeo Shingo

Shigeo Shingo (Shigeo Shingō; 1909 – 1990) was a Japanese industrial engineer specialized in quality control. He is known for various quality techniques concepts such as Poka-Yoke, Mistake Proofing, SMED, Just in Time Production,...
Richard Gesteland - ToolsHero

Richard Gesteland

Richard Gesteland (Richard R. Gesteland) is an author, speaker, and international consultant. His expertise lies in negotiating, selling, marketing, and managing across cultures. He authored various books, including ‘Cross-cultural Business Behavior.’ In this book,...
Jeff Hiatt (Prosci) - ToolsHero

Jeff Hiatt

Jeff Hiatt (Jeffrey M. Hiatt) is an entrepreneur and author who created the ADKAR model. The model derived from research he performed and is additionally presented in his book ‘ADKAR: a model for change...
Genichi Taguchi - ToolsHero

Genichi Taguchi

Genichi Taguchi (1 January 1924 – 2 June 2012) was a statistician and engineer who is best known for his quality control methods that improve quality and reduce costs. He created the Taguchi methods...
Carl Rogers - ToolsHero

Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers (Carl Ransom Rogers; 8 January 1902 – 4 February 1987) is an American psychologist and author, and he is one of the originators of the humanistic approach to psychology and Person-Centered Therapy...


Simples Process - toolshero

Simplex Process

House of Quality - toolshero

House of Quality

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Timeboxing - ToolsHero


Competency Management


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