Millennials (usually defined as those born between 1983 and the late 1990s) are in a unique position. They are on track to be the most highly-educated generation to date. Technology is second-nature to them. They have all of these advantages, and in addition, an overwhelming bent towards change-making. As per the 2014 Millennial Impact Report, […]

Education, Global, Students

January 29, 2018

Millennials: A Generation of Changemakers

If you haven’t yet, go here for Part 1! This August, half of Tribe 15 and several Tribe 14 alumni embarked on a journey to Klein Jasedow, where they partook in a gathering of learning communities from all over rural Europe. To crystallize participants’ insights, the Erasmus+ Project “Learning Communities in Rural Europe” compiled participants’ […]

Education, Global, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Self-Organization, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

January 16, 2018

Tales from Klein Jasedow Part 2

This August, half of Tribe 15 and several Tribe 14 alumni embarked on a journey to Klein Jasedow, where they partook in a gathering of learning communities from all over rural Europe. To crystallize participants’ insights, the Erasmus+ Project “Learning Communities in Rural Europe” compiled participants’ journeys into one storybook, Learning Journeys: How to Become Oneself. […]

Education, Global, Inspiration, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

January 16, 2018

Tales from Klein Jasedow (and Other Learning Communities in Rural Europe) Part 1

Founder Pieter Spinder sparked Knowmads Business School into existence together with a nine-headed team of ex-students and facilitators. His expertise is leadership, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Here he gave us his favorite reads for changemakers. The only thing I have to say is that it is good to read books, books are your best friend, open our eyes […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

January 9, 2018

A Changemaker's Bookshelf: Founder Pieter Spinder's Fave Reads

Being a student at Knowmads has a lot to do with unlearning: unlearning patterns and behaviors that we picked up from our upbringing and schooling. We learned that knowing something is a good thing, and not knowing something is bad. If we didn’t know the answer to a question it meant that we didn’t do […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 13, 2017

How being stuck might be the best thing that ever happened to you. – Alex Falk

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

Two month since we graduated ourselves from Knowmads. Yet, my Knowmadic journey hasn’t stopped yet; it probably just started. I am noticing I am still in the process, in a phase called the “post Knowmadic dip”. Before I explain what that means for me, I would like to provide an overview of the whole Knowmads […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Lifestyle, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

December 12, 2017

Post-Knowmadic Insights by Kurt

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

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