By: Pieter Spinder, Founder Knowmads We shape the world through the paradigms we use to describe it. Only when we observe with new consciousness can we find different answers and fresh solutions to problems. Columbus couldn’t go and discover the Americas until he could believe the earth was round—and was willing to bet his life […]

Education, Geen categorie, Inspiration, Students, Tribes

July 10, 2016

Why we want to change the educational system

By: Pieter Spinder, Founder Knowmads “The world is facing huge challenges, and they are growing daily in severity, scale, and complexity. It is no exaggeration to say that they are not going to go away. Indeed, they will get worse, unless we start to find solutions, and we find them soon. If we are going to […]

Education, Inspiration, Tribes

June 16, 2016

What are Knowmads and how did we start?

By Floris Koot Co-Founder of Knowmads Vision from above: True life starts with purpose You’d love to make a contribution, yet how can anyone make a difference that matters? What can one little person do in the face of overwhelming odds? You believe you should or have even tried. And failed thus far, or lack […]

Inspiration, Lifestyle

June 8, 2016

All Efforts to Make a Difference Are Futile

Written by Floris Koot – Co-founder and trainer at Knowmads. “You don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw THE CRAZE OVER BUSINESS METHODS I love methods, strategies and new approaches. Most consultants, managers and leaders do. They are such a nice promise. Use this tool, […]

Council, Education, Self-Organization

May 24, 2016

The genius of play

Che Amigo Playground Event in writing Dec 2015 By Liselotte Vaessen Knowmads Business School in Amsterdam; our playground. The place where living with your heart, head and hands are key elements. Pieter Spinder, the founder, points out that the biggest learning experience is about feeling ownership. If you own something, you feel responsibile. For students […]


December 22, 2015

Che Amigo Playground Event @ Knowmads Creative Business School

Written by Marloes Lagaaij, Tribe 10, from her lovely blog Soul Studio  Knowmads Business School Amsterdam: Sounds fancy pancy doesn’t it? Knowmads is something that is hard to explain and can only really be understood when it’s felt with the heart by being there. Being in the building, being in the community, seen with the […]

Alumni Stories, Inspiration

December 8, 2015

I will tell you my story, how I ended up here and how it became my home, my family & my starting point for a new life full of possibilities!

Over the years I wrote three free lectures for Knowmads. Here they are… again, with links that work. How to write the book you need in one day Often we have the knowledge or wisdom we seek already within us. This booklet helps you to get it out by yourself. It also helps with understandingwriting […]


May 15, 2014

Free Lecture: Write the Book You Need In One Day


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