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

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

Britt speaks from the heart, even though she doesn’t know the person who’s interviewing her. Several days have passed since the end of the Knowmads Springschool in Lisbon. And it’s not hard to tell from her voice and the intensity of her speech that the experience has left a mark. She’s not afraid to expose […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Global, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Students

June 27, 2018

Knowmads: An Accelerator of Change – Britt's Account of Springschool Lisbon

Heidi of Tribe 14 interviewed Tsila, Knowmads’ designated wise woman, and formed the conversation beautifully into words. Tsila Tsila is a fantastic woman that is difficult to pin down in words – She has been doing coaching work before there was even a word for it, has traveled through the world to learn not from […]

Council, Education, Guest Blog, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Self-Organization, Tribe 14

May 24, 2018

A Conversation with Tsila

Recently we asked our alumni to give us their unfiltered thoughts in an anonymous survey. It allows us to both improve the program and to shed light on what they thought of their journey. Here is what they told us: How Knowmads is used Knowmads is used as a time-out from a busy life, a […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Geen categorie, Lifestyle, Students, Tribes

May 8, 2018

What Alumni Really Think

What’s a check-in? What does ‘speak from the I’ mean? Soft skills? Social entrepreneurship? Creating your own education?? We’re happy you’re here because we’ve compiled the most extensive dictionary of Knowmadic terms to date. If you’re thinking about applying for the 6-month program or recently entered the program, this will help you to understand our lingo. […]

Education, Global, Lifestyle, Self-Organization

March 6, 2018

The Knowmads Dictionary

If you feel a calling towards making a difference and chasing what endlessly fascinates, inspires, and stimulates you to approach problems in creative new ways… Congratulations. You’re already a Knowmad. And a Knowmad at its core is someone who works in a specific way that paves the way for the future (read the blog post […]

Education, Global, Inspiration

February 12, 2018

What makes a Knowmad tick? And what makes us Knowmads?

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