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