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.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Russian self-managing grocery store chain.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
American organizational design consultants.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Founder of Morning Star.
Self-managed health care technology company.
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
CEO of Vinci SA.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
CEO Virgin Unite.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
American steel manufacturer
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Dutch plant nursery.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Russian IT company.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
American financial services company.
Russian IT company.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Finish consulting firm.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
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”.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Spanish consulting firm.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
American media-services provider and production company.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
Global logistics provider
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Ukrainian IT company.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
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.
American video game developer.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Russian house manufacturer.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Czech Software company
German hotel chain.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
Australian software company.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Spanish dairy farm.
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
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