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