Our Bucket List is a collection of pioneers, rebels and revolutionaries—made up of organizations, entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders who change the status quo of frustrating workplaces. They know how to make work more fun.
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Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Australian software company.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Russian house manufacturer.
Russian self-managing grocery store chain.
Ukrainian IT company.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Russian IT company.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Finish consulting firm.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
American organizational design consultants.
Spanish consulting firm.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
Founder of Morning Star.
American video game developer.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Spanish dairy farm.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Australian voice and digital agency.
American steel manufacturer
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Global logistics provider
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Czech Software company
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Russian IT company.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
American financial services company.
Self-managed health care technology company.
American media-services provider and production company.
David Heinemeier Hansson
Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Dutch plant nursery.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
German hotel chain.
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
CEO Virgin Unite.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
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