We live in a multicultural world. In this world, we have to share our business, our time, and our information with people of different countries, of different ages… Managing people of different cultures is a very difficult task, but the one able to handle the cultural differences will be the perfect leader for this emerging […]

Education, Guest Blog, Inspiration, Self-Organization

March 6, 2019

Why Intercultural Leadership Skills Are Crucial – by Carlos

“You see my friends; the entrepreneur is not actually alienated from reality. The entrepreneur is not lost in a self-reference, cut off from the universe; actually we live in an entrepreneurial universe. The nature of reality itself is entrepreneurial. Quarks, subatomic particles, seek connection with other particles to create a higher value proposition which is […]

Education, Global, Lifestyle, Self-Organization

January 23, 2019

Who exactly is this mythical 'conscious entrepreneur'?

…Communication. Shocking? Not so much. Billionaire Richard Branson considers himself a student of communication, vouching that “communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” He quotes business author Brian Tracy, “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you […]

Education, Students

December 5, 2018

And the most important skill for creative leadership today is…

Busting Misconceptions About the Gap Year or Career Sabbatical What do you think of when you hear ‘gap year’? A bunch of late-teens and early-20-somethings, between their college years, partying their way across Europe or Southeast Asia? And similarly for the professional crowd, what does the term ‘career break’ or ‘sabbatical’ mean to you? Do […]

Education, Self-Organization, Students

October 31, 2018

The Productive Gap Year or Career Break: A Myth?

Originally published on PeopleRise. A new tribe of Knowmads – the 18th – has been formed this September. The Amsterdam- based alternative business school opened its doors once again to host the new aspiring changemakers who will participate in the 6-month long developmental program. The school’s founder Pieter Spinder explains: “We have created a safe place where people can be themselves […]

Geen categorie

September 19, 2018

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO UNLEARN IN ORDER TO LEARN TO BE YOURSELF? – Founder Pieter Spinder

Do you feel like taking a trip that’s internal too, that doesn’t only travel to physical places? Do you feel the need for an experience that rocks the boat; takes you out of your comfort zone? The answer to your questions lies in one word: KNOWMADS. Every season (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), Knowmads holds […]

Alumni Stories, Education

September 14, 2018

Marija's Experience of Spring School

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.” Albert Einstein The self-help industry is worth 10-11 million in the U.S. alone. And the funny thing is, the people most likely to buy a self-help book are those who have bought at least one other […]

Education, Lifestyle

September 12, 2018

Why Self-Development/Self-Improvement is Overrated

Develop a love of learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo Learning is like eating a delectable box of chocolates with two flavors: One is enjoyment of the actual process of taking in new information. The other is a growing toolbox of skills to aid in the pursuit […]

Education, Geen categorie, Self-Organization, Students

August 14, 2018

On Designing Your Own Education

Young People in the Business World Internet marketing guru Neil Patel made waves with his video Why Kids Should Never Start a Business + (Do This Instead). He says that if he were to do it all again, he wouldn’t start a business at a young age (16 to early twenties). He wishes that he had […]

Global, Lifestyle, Self-Organization, Technology

August 7, 2018

A Reaction to Neil Patel's "Why Kids Should Never Start a Business"

What happened, Knowmads Cape Town. By Sorrel Carmichael. Project closed. It ended, we gave up; abort mission. It felt a bit like that at least, 15 months of hard work, sleepless nights; learning and putting ourselves on the line only to leave it all behind. The story of 90% of startups I’m sure. There is […]

Alumni Stories, Fly on the wall, Global, Guest Blog, Self-Organization, Students

July 6, 2018

Thanks for Being Our First: Knowmads Cape Town Through Sorrel's Eyes

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