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 Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Global logistics provider
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Self-managing IT company.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Finnish technology company known for its radical transparency and 'Leadership as a Service'.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Founder of Haidilao Hotpot
Spanish dairy farm.
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Founder and CEO of Folkdays.com - online shop for fair trade fashion accessories.
Co-Founder of Wildling Shoes - a fully remote progressive company providing sustainable footwear.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Progressive chain of hotpot restaurants
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Co-Founder of Krisos
Finnish consulting firm.
Spanish consulting firm.
Progressive Polish IT company with self-organised teams, democracy, and distributed decision-making - among many other things.
Founder Tuff Leadership Training and experienced changemaker in implementing self-management.
Self-managing higher learning education organization in Rwanda.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at tbd* - a self-managing company acting as a digital hub for purposeful work.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Dutch plant nursery.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Founder of Morning Star.
American financial services company.
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
German hotel chain.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
UCL Professor and Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.
Author of 'The Culture Map' and professor at INSEAD Business School.
Self-organizing company focused on tackling humanity's biggest problems.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
One of Japanese largest Saas-providers
Progressive 90+ year old Japanese manufacturing company
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
American steel manufacturer
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Birthing house led by a self-managed group of midwifes with shared ownership and radical transparency.
A self-managing Japanese company with circa 300 employees
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Australian voice and digital agency.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Russian IT company.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Czech Software company
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Pasteur Byabeza is one of the pioneers behind the transformation of a higher learning institution in Rwanda.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
A self-managed mobile game studio based in Helsinki.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
A self-managing company providing a platform to connect people with purposeful jobs.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
American media-services provider and production company.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Japanese manufacturer guided by SINIC theory
Ukrainian IT company.
CEO & co-founder of Supercell
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
American organizational design consultants.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Self-managed health care technology company.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Russian IT company.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Changemaker within a charity providing residential care for children and young people in Berlin.
CEO at Net Protections
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
American video game developer.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Pioneering within health care at self-managed birthing house Delphys.
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
Russian house manufacturer.
Author and podcaster on progressive ways of working. Author of Moose Heads On The Table.
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Australian software company.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Progressive IT company based in Poland.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Changemaker around new ways of working & Director Digital Transformation and Culture at Adidas.
CEO Virgin Unite.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
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