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