“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?

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

“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"

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

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

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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