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.

Alan H. Monroe - toolshero

Alan Monroe

Alan Monroe was an American psychologist, author. He is known for the motivated sequence, also known as persuasive speech.
Warren Buffett - toolshero

Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor and businessman. Buffett is the CEO, chairman, and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is considered to be one of the richest people and most influential philanthropists of today.
Daniel Kahneman - toolshero

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is a professor of psychology and emeritus Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, emeritus professor Eugene Higgins at the university of Princeton, and a partner of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received numerous awards, including the Warren medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 1995 and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002.
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,...


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