Knowmad, by John Moravec, August 22, 2018

See also Wildcard

Moravec, John. Who are knowmads?. Education Futures, 22 Aug. 2018, Accessed 27 Jan. 2024.

A knowmad is a nomadic knowledge worker who is creative, imaginative, innovative, and who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Knowmads are valued for their individual-level knowledge, and create new value by applying what they know, contextually, to solve problems or generate new opportunities.

Knowmads can work within the core of organizations (as team members) or outside of them (as freelancers or consultants), and they are able to switch from job-to-job as needs change.

Moravec wrote a first definition back in 2008, Knowmads in Society 3.0.

Allee, V. (2003). The future of knowledge: Increasing prosperity through value networks. Amsterdam ; Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Cobo, C., & Moravec, J. W. (2011). Aprendizaje invisible: Hacia una nueva ecología de la educación. Col·lecció Transmedia XXI. Barcelona: Laboratori de Mitjans Interactius / Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona.

Hock, D., & VISA International. (1999). Birth of the chaordic age (1st ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

KNOWMAD.ORG - The international community of knowmads (in Spanish).

Moravec, J. W. (Ed.). (2015). Manifesto 15. Minneapolis: Education Futures.

Moravec, J. W. (Ed.). (2013). Knowmad Society. Minneapolis: Education Futures.

Polyani, M. (1966). Chapter 2: Emergence. In The tacit dimension (pp. 29–52). New York: Doubleday.

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