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 at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
Finish consulting firm.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
American video game developer.
American steel manufacturer
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
American organizational design consultants.
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Australian software company.
Self-managed health care technology company.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
German hotel chain.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Russian IT company.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Dutch plant nursery.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Russian house manufacturer.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
CEO Virgin Unite.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
American financial services company.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Russian self-managing grocery store chain.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Russian IT company.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Global logistics provider
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Founder of Morning Star.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
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”.
Spanish consulting firm.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Ukrainian IT company.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
American media-services provider and production company.
Spanish dairy farm.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Czech Software company
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