“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'?

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?

“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

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"

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

“Knowing your why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living (versus merely surviving!). Indeed, only when you know your ‘why’ will you find the courage to take the risks needed to get ahead, stay motivated when the chips are […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

May 1, 2018

Why You Need Purpose & How to Find It

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

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

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