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