Fons is father of three daughters and grandpa, who all left the elderly home. In 2017 he was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame – the world’s most reliable resource for the leading management ideas of our age. Fons is the only Dutchman ever listed and in good company with people like Simon Sinek, Erin Meyer, Seth Godin and Michael Porter. He is the author of the book riding the waves of culture. And the list goes on and on.