Here’s an oldie but goodie to kick off Montessori Week at Inly School. In this interview with Barbara Walters, the young founders of Google credit their success not to brains and business experience, but to their early years in Montessori school.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin met as students at Stanford University and say they “clicked in an interesting way from the start.” Having both attended Montessori schools as young children, they attributed their bond to classic Montessori qualities: “being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, and doing things a little differently.”
Read more about the Google founders and the Montessori mindset here:
Wired Magazine: Larry Page on Google and Its Startup Roots
“You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids. In a Montessori school, you go paint because you have something to express…not because the teacher said so. This is baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems. They’re always asking, why should it be like that? It’s the way their brains were programmed early on.”
For more news on Montessori education and innovation, check out Why Montessori? on the Inly School website.