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