Some challenges seem vast, frightening, beyond our scope; we don’t know where to look to start solving them. These challenges rear their heads when we are least expecting them. They come quietly, like cats in the night, sneaking up on us when we’re working a comfortable job or getting a degree, in a set routine […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 12, 2017

The 5 Challenges Alternative Business Schools Help You Tackle

What exactly is a Knowmad? The definition of Knowmad was first coined by Dr. John Moravic, professor of developmental education: “A [Knowmad is a] nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere”. We agree with other supplements to Moravic’s definition; for […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 8, 2017

The Paradox of a Knowmad: Daring Not to Know

Knowmads is an alternative business school. More than that it’s an experience, one that’s different for each individual. For me, it brought out what was already present but needed to be believed in more. It gave me trust and confidence. A kick in the butt to go after what I want. And when I did, […]

Alumni Stories, Inspiration, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

October 29, 2017

My Experience at Knowmads by Josephine Meijer

Since some guy already did 19 Things I learned Before I was 19 and I feel I’ve had more than a lifetime of learning thrown my way during just nine months of being 19 itself (and especially during 6 months at Knowmads), I decided in his honor to do 19 Things Knowmads Taught Me at […]

Inspiration, Tribe 15, Tribes

October 19, 2017

19 Things Knowmads Taught Me at 19 by Emily Vierthaler

Knowmads Cape Town Week 1 Reflection by Kirsten Laurencia Arendse Introspection… The topic of the first week, which held an implication that I may be required to bare my soul to a group of strangers, left me somewhat daunted and simultaneously excited as I made my way to the CCDI for the first session of […]

Education, Global, Inspiration, Students

May 29, 2017

Knowmads Cape Town has started their journey

The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you. “I don’t have a project yet. I know that I need a project.” These are some of the first words I hear, checking in with Tribe 15 on my first day working with them. It’s a familiar phrase – not just here, where a project […]

Education, Guest Blog, Inspiration

April 28, 2017

The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you – Guestblog by Max St John

Knowmads opened its doors last week to nineteen students from the Irish Ballsbridge College. They began a two week work placement opportunity with five innovative startups, Lemonaid, Over the Moon, Thomas & Charles, Bord & Stift and Logic Locks. The purpose of this program is to expose the students to working life as well as […]

Education, Inspiration, Students

February 22, 2017

Ballsbridge College Dublin at Knowmads for 2 weeks

In March 2013 the German magazine Oya put out a call to hear from self-directed learning centres. Carola von Szemerey from Tribe 6 got in touch. In edition 40 that came out earlier this month the magazine features a follow-up article on what Carola is doing now and the value of her time at Knowmads. […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Global, Inspiration, Students, Tribes

October 30, 2016

OYA: How is it going with Carola von Szemerey of Tribe 6?

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?


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