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