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.
While checking off our Bucket List, we visit them. We learn from them. We share their insights. They inspire change to better, more inspiring workplaces. Check out the full list below. Click on the ones we’ve already visited, and read our findings.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
German hotel chain.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Global logistics provider
CEO Virgin Unite.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
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”.
American organizational design consultants.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Russian IT company.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Finish consulting firm.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Russian IT company.
American video game developer.
Founder of Morning Star.
Spanish dairy farm.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Russian house manufacturer.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
American steel manufacturer
Russian grocery store chain.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
American financial services company.
Spanish consulting firm.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Ukrainian IT company.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Self-managed health care technology company.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
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.
Australian voice and digital agency.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Dutch plant nursery.
American media-services provider and production company.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Czech Software company
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Australian software company.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
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