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.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Spanish consulting firm.
Russian IT company.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
A global supplier of manufacturing technology and services.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Dutch plant nursery.
Swedish software company working for decades with self-managing teams, servant leadership and a freedom-oriented workplace.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Australian software company.
SS Natu Plastics and Metals
Indian manufacturing company working without managers and time tracking for 3 decades.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Russian IT company.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Network of more than 1,000 freelancers who work remotely in 30 countries around the world.
Mexican self-managing company that grows and sells papaya seeds.
German soft-drink brand known for consensus democracy, equal wages, and working without contracts.
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Diversity advocate and pioneer as Principal at New Roads school in Santa Monica, US.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
Software solutions company (and B Corp) working in a self-organized way.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
Spanish dairy farm.
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
CEO and facilitator of the ongoing transformation at United Welsh.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Fully remote IT company with around 110 team members.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
CEO Virgin Unite.
American video game developer.
Founder of Morning Star.
Progressive Polish IT company with self-organised teams, democracy, and distributed decision-making - among many other things.
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
A group of companies providing IT services.
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
American media-services provider and production company.
A Portuguese software development company with no traditional hierarchy, distributed decision-making, and radical transparency.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
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”.
Wildling develops minimal shoes produced under fair conditions. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Self-managing Mexican company working in the textile industry.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
Condom manufacturer working with radical transparency, distributed decision-making and little hierarchy.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Fully remote, progressive group of companies in Brazil.
American organizational design consultants.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
CEO of Vinci SA.
Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
IT company with progressive and highly participative ways of working.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
American financial services company.
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Russian house manufacturer.
CEO at SS Natu Plastics & Metals. Pioneering liberated workplaces in India.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
German hotel chain.
Dean of The Wharton School, organizational psychologist and expert on workplace diversity.
Ukrainian IT company.
Global logistics provider
Czech Software company
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
Diversity advocate and pioneer at CareerTrackers.
Author, speaker and researcher on how corporates can innovate like startups.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Progressive IT company based in Poland.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
American steel manufacturer
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Self-managed health care technology company.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Cooperative Gestión Participativa
Cooperative with 700 associated workers but no directors, bosses, or managers.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
CEO at Axelerant - a fully remote Indian based software company that's pushing the envelope on progressive workplaces.
Founder and central moderator of soft-drink brand Premium Cola
Finnish consulting firm.
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
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