WTF-Concert: Gentry Bronson (USA) Petter Hanberger on The Suggestion Agency. What is this? Some of you are wondering what exactly I’m doing here in Amsterdam.
What is this Knowmads business school? What do you do there? What’s the point? I honestly thought I had a good idea of what Knowmads was about before coming to Amsterdam but I was wrong. They are up to some pretty cool sh^t. Last Thursday and Friday, 11 applicants (I was one of those) went through an application workshop to see if a) they get accepted into Tribe 5 Knowmads and b) they like what this school is up to and it fits their idea of education. My group worked with an organization called Economy Transformers (ET). This is what I believe Knowmads is all about. And that’s the point of Knowmads in my opinion. Like this: Like Loading... What I learn at Knowmads (the list version) With the Open Day approaching I think back at the one about six months ago where I was asked to say a few words on what Knowmads was for me or in my world.
I tried to just talk about what I had been doing at and with Knowmads but the unavoidable question always surfaces: What can you actually learn then? I recall puzzled gazes to the unavoidable response: “it is all up to you”. A few weeks ago I had a cup of coffee with Simon from WordsThatChange who asked me the same question just a bit differently: “What have you learned?” And without accepting the usual response “oh so many things” he got me started (thanks for that, Simon!). The following is the list; no it’s more like MY list. The beginning is actually what I consider myself good at so you (and I) get the idea of invisible learning missing from the next list and what my starting-position might have been:
Knowmads: Potential students working... Knowmads Amsterdam. Knowmads in the Wild. We educate changemakers. We are a creative, entrepreneurial school. We give.
We create. We share. Neza She’s from the land of sLOVEnia. With a love for facilitation and community building, she has a masters in language. Laura Our lovely dutch soul sister from Knowmads Tribe 5. Kristin Our American influence who wears yoga clothes even when she’s not doing yoga (so American). Just another week @ Knowmads. A blogpost about the knowmadic life by Jonas and Filippa - f*cking co-created and co-authored 2 days before our event for WereldWinkel on the future of fairtrade we thought it was time to run it by our coach.
There is this thing with asking people for advice - they tend to respond and have opinions which happened once again. At 11 in the morning at an office in Utrecht we had to realize that the program had to be rewritten...again. What's the magic of Knowmads?