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

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

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

Joana of Tribe 16 (Switzerland) is a talented artist and a deep thinker. During her time at Knowmads, she discovered that art can be used as a powerful gateway to connect to one’s self and then to others. Creativity sweeps aside small talk, offering a foundation for genuine connection from which nourishing discussions spring forth. […]

Self-Organization, Students, Tribe 16, Tribes

November 30, 2017

Open Atelier by Joana: Creativity and Connection Come Together

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