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On Ethical Decision Making in Business – by Carlos

In the last few years, companies have changed their aims: We can’t talk about efficiency and efficacy anymore. Nowadays we need to talk ethical organization, ecological organization, and excellent organization too. How many companies have failed due...
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Why Intercultural Leadership Skills Are Crucial – by Carlos

We live in a multicultural world. In this world, we have to share our business, our time, and our information with people of different countries, of different ages… Managing people of different cultures is a very difficult task, but the one able to...
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A Conversation with Tsila

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...
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What makes a Knowmad tick? And what makes us Knowmads?

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...
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Tales from Klein Jasedow Part 2

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’...
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Tales from Klein Jasedow (and Other Learning Communities in Rural Europe) 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...
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Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe 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....
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Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe Part 1

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...
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A Changemaker’s Bookshelf: Founder Pieter Spinder’s Fave Reads

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....
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How being stuck might be the best thing that ever happened to you. – Alex Falk

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...
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The 5 Challenges Alternative Business Schools Help You Tackle

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...
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The Paradox of a Knowmad: Daring Not to Know

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...
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My Experience at Knowmads by Josephine Meijer

Knowmads is an alternative business school. More than that it’s an experience, one that’s different for each individual. For me, it brought out what was already present but needed to be believed in more. It gave me trust and confidence. A kick in...
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19 Things Knowmads Taught Me at 19 by Emily Vierthaler

Since some guy already did 19 Things I learned Before I was 19 and I feel I’ve had more than a lifetime of learning thrown my way during just nine months of being 19 itself (and especially during 6 months at Knowmads), I decided in his honor to do 19...
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The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you – Guestblog by Max St John

The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you. “I don’t have a project yet. I know that I need a project.” These are some of the first words I hear, checking in with Tribe 15 on my first day working with them. It’s a familiar phrase...
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OYA: How is it going with Carola von Szemerey of Tribe 6?

In March 2013 the German magazine Oya put out a call to hear from self-directed learning centres. Carola von Szemerey from Tribe 6 got in touch. In edition 40 that came out earlier this month the magazine features a follow-up article on what Carola is...
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Why we want to change the educational system

By: Pieter Spinder, Founder Knowmads We shape the world through the paradigms we use to describe it. Only when we observe with new consciousness can we find different answers and fresh solutions to problems. Columbus couldn’t go and discover the Americas...
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I will tell you my story, how I ended up here and how it became my home, my family & my starting point for a new life full of possibilities!

Written by Marloes Lagaaij, Tribe 10, from her lovely blog Soul Studio  Knowmads Business School Amsterdam: Sounds fancy pancy doesn’t it? Knowmads is something that is hard to explain and can only really be understood when it’s felt with...
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