Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse †
30. Januar 1955 - 01. Juni 2015
Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse was the founder and inventor of nextpractice. For more than 15 years he worked as a scientist on the intersection of neurophysiology and experimental psychology in the context of complexity processing in intelligent networks. In the early 1990s, he reorganized the management of a family-owned production company and founded a management consultancy firm focusing on the application and practical transfer of self-organization concepts to entrepreneurial issues. With an independent change management approach and rousing impulse presentations, he caused a stir as a consultant in Germany and abroad. In 2005, the "Computerwoche" described the award-winning pioneer as "Germany's change management pope".
In 2009, the "Personalmagazin" once again voted him on the list of "40 leading people in human resources". In 2010, Peter Kruse, the network expert, spoke in the “Enquete Kommission für Internet und digitale Gesellschaft" in the German Bundestag. In the short past, his focus had been primarily on analyzing changes in the market and society and translating them into sustainable, successful entrepreneurial action. In 2013, the media described him as a net culture guru, and have since disseminated the findings of the network researcher and Internet expert. In mid-2014, he was voted one of the top 10 by the HRM Research Institute in search of the 500 pioneers of human resource management in Europe.
Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 01.06.2015 at the age of 60 years at a heart failure.
He had big plans for the next few years. The increasing social divisions were of great concern to him. He wanted to realize a life's dream and, in addition to nextpractice, to build an institute that would create a better understanding of the complex coexistence in our society and initiate discourse processes for a more livable world.
His spirit will continue to permeate our company and our work in the future and will continue to shape us. With great respect for his life's work and in a strong connection with his person, he will remain in our thoughts.