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.
Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Chairman at Jaipur Rugs.
American IT company formally known as 37signals.
CEO of WD-40, co-author "Helping People Win at Work".
Professor at Harvard Business School, author of "Teaming" & "The Fearless Organization".
German hotel chain.
Dutch packaging machines manufacturer.
Family business offering maintenance and supporting services.
India's largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Indian multinational IT service and consulting firm.
Founder and president of WoMen'Up.
Spanish psychologist, CEO of La Fageda.
Author of "De Laatste Manager" & "Fuck de Regels".
Organisational theorist, educator, author and professor.
Professor at Ashridge Hult, author of "Speak Up".
Founder of Stand Up For Passion.
Self-managed health care technology company.
American financial services company.
After sales engineer at packing machine manufacturer Niverplast.
A software company with no-bosses, 80+ people, an open-book management policy, and consent decision making.
Co-founder of Escape the City.
Director for BCG's Institute for Organization, author of "Six Simple Rules".
Founder and CEO of SRC, author of "The Great Game of Business".
Manufacturer of household and multi-use products.
Finish consulting firm.
Former U.S. Army general, author of "Team of Teams".
Chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Global logistics provider
CEO of Vinci SA.
Australian voice and digital agency.
Owner and CEO of yoghurt company Chobani.
Singapore based training company with radical transparency, self-set salaries, and no bosses.
Professor at McGill University, author of many management books.
Organizational psychologist, Wharton Professor, and author of "Originals".
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”.
Russian house manufacturer.
Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons.
Associate professor of Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management".
Dutch plant nursery.
Russian IT company.
Russian IT company.
Indian technology company practicing principles of self-management.
CEO of DISCO Corporation, a Japanese company known for its pioneering management practices.
Australian software company.
Ukrainian IT company.
Founder of Woohoo Inc., author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5".
Russian grocery store chain.
Founder of Morning Star.
Professor at VU University Amsterdam, author of "Riding The Waves of Culture" & "Managing People Across Cultures".
British multinational conglomerate founded by Richard Branson.
Dutch baking equipment manufacturer.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Men and women of the corporation" & "Innovation: the classic traps".
Gaming company with a pioneering organizational structure
Co-founder of BrewDog, author of "Business for Punks".
Spanish dairy farm.
American video game developer.
Manufacturer of bags made from used truck tarp.
Professor at IMD, author of "Reinventing Giants".
Employee owned manufacturing company & home of "The Great Game of Business" (or open book management)
Co-founder of The Happy Startup School.
Spanish consulting firm.
Founder The Ready, author of "Brave New Work".
Italian restaurateur and chef patron of 3 Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
American media-services provider and production company.
Multinational manufacturing company most known for it's Gore-Tex material.
Professor at Havard Business School, author of "Rebel Talent".
Founder of Virgin Group and author of various books (i.e. Like a Virgin).
Organizational design consultancy focused on new ways of working.
Former CEO of HCL Technologies, author of "Employees First, Customers Second".
Founder and former CEO of Visa, author of "One from Many".
Author of 'De Betekenisecomonie'. Activist for the 'purpose economy' - a more purpose-drive approach to running organizations.
CEO Virgin Unite.
Bakker van Maanen
Dutch bakery chain.
Japanese manufacturing company known for its P-Will management system.
Japanese manufacturing company of all sorts of technical equipment.
Co-founder and CEO of Sente.
Founder and CEO at Beautystack.
Co-founder of Centigo and Business Wellness Group, a bossless consulting firm with approximately 400 colleagues.
American organizational design consultants.
Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDI.
Russian software company
CEO of Gravity Payments.
Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, author of "Managing Professionals? Don't!"
American steel manufacturer
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