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

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

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

“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

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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