“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'?

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"

Learning by Doing A thriving ecosystem of Amsterdam startups is quickly putting the city on the map as one of the world’s capitals of entrepreneurship. In the business world, startups are a phenom on the fringes of the mainstream. Like an organism, no one can predict their behavior: how long they will last, how they […]

Education, Self-Organization, Students, Technology

April 2, 2018

Amsterdam Startups: The Boost You Didn't Know You Needed

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?

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

See Part 1 for the background information on Oscar and his businesses! 5. What do you aspire to do in the future? My hope is to do 10-day processes within the large multinational corporations and grow our pool up to 3000 systemic coaches and consultants. Then we can serve the biggest corporations wordwide. Why 10 […]

Alumni Stories, Inspiration, Tribes

January 15, 2018

Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe Part 2

Oscar Westra van Holthe, Tribe 1 alumnus, can walk into a room of people related in different ways: colleagues, families, departments; and instantly read the underlying social currents that run their interactions. From that newfound awareness, the group then has a path to heal. This skill can seem like a superpower at first, but it […]

Alumni Stories, Inspiration, Tribes

January 10, 2018

Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe 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

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