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