Business Leaders and Montessori
We recently came across a Wall Street Journal article from 2011 about business leaders who credit their Montessori educations for giving them a business advantage. These leaders include the founders of both Google and Amazon, who were both interviewed for the piece. The Wall Street Journal gave a tongue-in-cheek title to the story, “The Montessori Mafia.”
Around the same time, the Harvard Business Review published “Montessori Builds Innovators,” a reflection on the WSJ article written by Andrew McAfee, a professor at MIT. McAfee’s recollections of the Montessori math materials are especially interesting to read.