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Forbes: The Future of Education Was Invented in 1906
Montessori education was so groundbreaking because it was the first scientific education method, according to the author.

Guardian UK: How Google’s Larry Page Became a Responsible Entrepreneur
CEO cites Montessori education as one of the influences that shaped his world view and made him a change agent.​

Business Insider: 7 Tech Innovators Who Became Wildly Successful After Attending Montessori School
Successful technology innovators and entrepreneurs trace their roots back to Montessori education early in life.

Korn/Ferry Institute: What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?
When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success. Maria Montessori Stands At The Head Of The Class
Many famous Montessori grads attribute Montessori education to their ability to “think outside the box.”

Harvard Business Review: Montessori Build Innovators
The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?

Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?
The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.

Wall Street Journal: The Montessori Mafia
Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.

Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?
The most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged… A number of them also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.

Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education
Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.

Wired: Article on Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
“You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids…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.” – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

Will Wright, Montessori Grad and Creator of SimCity & Spore
[Kids] can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than having a teacher explain stuff to you. And when kids discover these things on their own, what they learn sticks with them so much more. Watch Will Wright’s TED talk here.
Neuropsycholigist, Dr Steven Hughes: The benefits of Montessori’s brain based approach to education.

Strategies for Promoting Problem Solving and Transfer: A Qualitative Study
This article describes a qualitative study, the purpose of which was to examine the use of problem-solving strategies and instruction within a Montessori environment.